Ways to Give

The Fessenden School nurtures a lifetime love of learning in boys—thanks, in large part, to generous gifts from our families, friends, community members, and faculty and staff. Your support is deeply valued, and we thank you.
There are many ways you can give to The Fessenden School. Please see below or call the Advancement Office at (617) 630-2310 with any questions.

Give a Gift to Fessenden

List of 8 items.

  • Give Online

    We accept American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. Click here to donate using our secure online form.
  • Give by Mail

    Checks may be made payable to “The Fessenden School” and mailed to:

    The Fessenden School
    Attn: Advancement Office
    250 Waltham Street
    West Newton, MA 02465

    Please note if you are supporting the Annual Fund or another fund. If you have questions, please call the Advancement Office at 617-630-2310.
  • Give by Phone

    If you would like to make your pledge or gift by telephone with your credit card, please call the Advancement Office at 617-630-2310.
  • Give by Venmo

    You may make your gift through the Venmo app @Fessenden. 
  • Make a Matching Gift

    Please contact your Human Resources Office about eligibility and forms you will need to submit to Fessenden. You do not need to include the form with your payment. If you have questions, please contact the Advancement Office at 617-630-2310.
  • Give a Gift of Securities

    Giving a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can be to your financial advantage. In most cases, you may claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value on the shares and avoid capital gains tax. Please consult your financial advisor to clarify the advantages and call the Advancement Office at 617-630-2310 to let us know of your gift intention. Since brokers do not always inform us about a gift, your call will ensure that your gift is transferred and credited correctly.

    When you call, please have the following information at hand:
    • Full name of the donor(s)
    • Name of the stock
    • Number of shares
    • Date of transfer
    • Intended use (i.e., Annual Fund)
    • Name and telephone number of your broker

    The preferred method of receiving stocks is via DTC to our agent, Wells Fargo Advisors. Your broker will need the following information:
    • DTC #0141
    • Fessenden's Acct. #3188-3237

    Our broker:
    Wells Fargo Advisors
    130 Turner Street, 8th Floor – Building 3
    Waltham, MA 02453
    Phone: (781) 472-7800
    (800) 225-9184
    Fax: (781) 472-7880

    Please note: According to IRS tax code (Regulation 1.170A-1(b)), gifts of securities received via DTC will be acknowledged using the mean value of the stock on the day it is received into the Fessenden School's account at Wells Fargo Advisors.

    If you intend to make a gift via a wire transfer, please call (or have your broker call) the Advancement Office at 617-630-2310.
  • Make a Wire Transfer

    To speak to someone in the Fessenden Business Office call 617-630-2350.

    Domestic Wiring Instructions
    First Republic Bank
    111 Pine Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    ABA No:  321081669
    Account No: 80006254025
    For the Account of: The Fessenden School 
    International Wiring Instructions (Foreign or US Currency sent from banks outside the US)
    First Republic Bank
    111 Pine Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Swift # FRBBUS6S
    Beneficiary Bank: First Republic Bank
    ABA No:  321081669
    For the Account of: The Fessenden School
    Account No: 80006254025
  • Give a Planned Gift

    Help Fessenden remain strong for generations to come with a planned gift. Please contact Abby Buccella, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 617-630-2326 so that we may include you in The Frederick James Fessenden Society, which honors individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the future of The Fessenden School in their estate plans through a bequest, charitable trust, gift annuity, life insurance, or another planning vehicle.
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250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
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