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Ways to Give

Vermont Law School offers donors a number of ways to make a contribution—to make a difference in our students' lives. You are welcome to give in the form of check, debit or credit card, via securities, real estate, or planned giving. VLS appreciates every gift.

By Mail

Please make your check payable to Vermont Law School. Send to:

Vermont Law School
Office for Institutional Advancement
PO Box 26
South Royalton, VT 05068

If you would like to restrict your gift, please specify on the memo line.

Online

Visa or MasterCard are accepted via our secure online giving site

By Phone

To make a credit card payment by phone, please call (802) 831-1320.

 

RECURRING GIFTS

Recurring gifts spread your total gift over time and provide a reliable stream of support that helps sustain the excellent programs at VLS. Gifts of $10, $20, or more a month add up to a generous yearly donation. All donors giving at $83.33 a month and above for five consecutive years are considered members of the VLS Leaders' Circle

We will charge your credit card on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. We send you a statement in January that can be used for tax purposes. Your gift will automatically renew each year. You can enroll online via our secure online giving site. Enter the desired amount of each installment as the gift Amount (ie $10), choose "Recurring Gift" under Type of Gift, and be sure to indicate the frequency of your donation.

PLEDGE

Making a multi-year pledge enables you to spread out a larger gift over several years and helps VLS budget by providing a reliable source of funding.

Multi-year pledges are an ideal way to make a gift in support of a building project or in honor of a class gift. Pledges are often made during a reunion year, with the full amount of your pledge counting toward your class's reunion gift total. And many of our donors make a generous pledge to the Annual Fund through the VLS Leaders' Circle

To make a pledge online,  please enter the total amount of your donation (ie $5000) as the Gift Amount, choose "Installments" under Type of Gift, and indicate the frequency and donation of your pledge payment cycle.

To view information about existing or past pledges, please sign in or sign up for vlsConnect to view your donation history

STOCK AND WIRE TRANSFER

Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible at full fair-market value if the donor has owned the asset for at least one year. To avoid capital gains taxes, you must provide the securities themselves, not the proceeds of their sale.

You will need the following information to transfer your securities via DTC:

DTC #0141
First Clearing LLC Account #6315-6994

You will need the following information to wire funds to our account at Lake Sunapee Bank:

Account number 8330297
Routing Number/ABA 2117-70200

Vermont Law School's tax ID number is 23-7251952.

Please be sure to notify VLS when making a transfer so that we know to look for the gift's arrival. You can contact Angie Poulin in the Business Office at 802-831-1219 or apoulin@vermontlaw.edu with questions.

PLANNED GIVING

Please visit our Planned Giving page to find out more about how you can make a gift that will benefit yourself and VLS. You may also contact Mary Welz at 802-831-1079 or mwelz@vermontlaw.edu

MATCHING GIFTS

Many businesses and corporations match personal gifts to educational institutions made by employees, retirees, and their family members to double their impact to VLS.

Contact your company's personnel office for more information.

If you have questions on any of these ways to give, please contact us.

Cy Pres Funds and SEPs

Cy pres awards—the residual funds in class action settlements or judgments that are unclaimed or cannot be distributed to the intended recipients—can be awarded to a nonprofit organization whose work advances the public interest and indirectly benefits the class members. Vermont Law School is an ideal recipient of cy pres funds and Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) to support the non-profit work of our law and graduate programs, law clinics, and research centers. Learn more here.

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