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Ways of Giving

Making Your Gift to Presidio Hill School

There are many ways to make a gift to Presidio Hill School. This page will help you determine which option is right for you. All gifts to Presidio Hill go right to work and are tax deductible.

Contributions to any given fund, i.e. Annual Fund, must be made corresponding to the school's fiscal year, between July 1 and June 30. Though pledges may be made at any point during the fund year, only cash contributions ("cash in hand") will count when the fund closes on June 30.




Cash, Check, Credit Card



  • Make your check payable to Presidio Hill School
  • Mail to:
    Development Office
    Presidio Hill School
    3839 Washington Street​
    San Francisco, CA 94118
Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Matching gifts can double or even triple the size of your gift, and they count toward your total giving. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources administrator for more information.

Securities, IRAs, Mutual Funds

Transferring securities or mutual funds to Presidio Hill School can result in substantial tax savings. The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 allows individuals age 70.5 or older to make tax-free distributions directly from their Traditional or Roth IRAs to Presidio Hill School and/or other charities.  

How to make a gift of securities, mutual funds, or IRAs

Please contact Kenta Ferrin in the Development Office at 415-751-9318 x106 or via email with the following information:

  • name of the stock
  • number of shares
  • designation of the gift broker's name and phone number

If held with a bank or broker:

  • Make sure they include your name with the details of your gift to ensure correct crediting.
  • Instruct your bank or broker to transfer your shares electronically by DTC wire. They may need Presidio Hill School's tax ID number: 94-1201211.
  • If the security is not held in paper, it can be transferred to Presidio Hill School's account with First Republic, d.b.a. Pershing Securities. Contact Mary Jane Reyes (San Francisco Office 415-296-5884; brokerage firm number: #33 L040715; transfer code: DTC #0443).


Before the first students crossed our threshold in 1918, our founders Flora Arnstein and Helen Salz committed Presidio Hill School to becoming an environment that served the developmental needs of children, a place where teachers called forth a child’s capacity to imagine, inquire and care. In short, they created a place where children would become creative independent thinkers able to adapt to an ever-changing world.

Nearly 100 years later, and thanks to the ongoing support of current families, friends, alumni and grandparents, Presidio Hill continues to hold fast to its founding principles.