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O God, who through the love and labor of many, has built upon this Mountain a goodly heritage

From the St. Andrew's-Sewanee School prayer

Thank You for Supporting St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School!

Independent education plays a distinctive role in the educational community, guiding our young people as they strive to reach their highest potential.

Like most independent schools, SAS relies on charitable contributions and endowment income to enhance the educational experience, fulfill our mission to provide a top-flight college preparatory program, and maintain flexibility in the operating budget. All donations to SAS are welcome, appreciated, and tax-deductible.
Since its founding, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School has operated as a not-for-profit charitable organization. Now incorporated under federal and state laws as a 501c (3) tax exempt organization, SAS School receives no federal or state government funding.

Ways to Give

A variety of methods are available to support St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School. In addition to the benefits the school receives from your gift, your generosity may also generate income tax savings for you. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is a charitable organization described in 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to the school are deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax advisor for further information about the tax benefits of charitable giving.

Cash Gifts

A cash gift may entitle the donor to an income tax deduction for the year in which the school received the gift.

Gifts of Securities

An outright gift of appreciated securities, which have been held for more than one year, may entitle the donor to an income tax deduction at the fair market value of the securities at the time of the gift, and may enable the donor to avoid a capital gains tax as well. SAS sells securities gifts upon receipt per Board policy.

If the stock is in a brokerage or bank trust account:
Instruct your stock broker/banker by telephone and follow up with a letter to have the stock electronically transferred to the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School account. Our brokers' contact information is as follows:

Raymond James
C/O John Goodson, 1791 Bypass Rd, PO Box 219, Winchester TN 37398
PH 931.968.1127
FAX 931.962.4783
Account Number: 19003273
DTC (Depository Trust Co.) #0725

SAS’s Federal Tax ID# 62-0475694

Please contact the SAS Advancement Office at 931.463.3223 advising us of your gift.

Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

A donor may contribute tangible, personal property such as paintings, antiques, silver, jewelry, etc., subject to the Trustees' acceptance. The income tax deduction available to the donor is subject to the type of property contributed and the school's use of the property. It is the responsibility of the donor and his/her tax advisor to assign a value to this gift for tax purposes. It is important to contact the Advancement Office prior to delivering any gift of tangible personal property to the school.


Gifts-in-kind are non-monetary contributions given for use at the school. The Advancement Office assigns no dollar value to these gifts but does furnish a gift receipt. It is the responsibility of the donor and his/her tax advisor to assign a value to this gift for tax purposes.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts occur when participating companies match the amount of dollars given by employees or retirees. The company gives a gift only after the donor has made his/her gift and completed the company's matching gift form.

Planned Gifts

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School also welcomes gifts with a deferred benefit such as remainder trusts, gifts of life insurance, or bequests in wills. Please contact Director of Advancement Lesley Cole for more information.

Real Estate Gifts

A donor may contribute a residence, commercial buildings, or developed or undeveloped real property. A remainder interest in a residence may also be donated provided that the value is significantly in excess of the mortgage. The Board of Trustees must approve that the real estate is immediately salable and that temporary ownership will not create the risk of imposing a liability under federal or state laws. If property has previously been held for more than one year, generally the donor may be entitled to an income tax deduction for the value of the property (or the remainder), and the donor will not incur a capital gains tax.


The Compass Society

Was your time on the Mountain an experience that continues to resonate with you and contributes to your “true north”? If so, becoming a member of the Compass Society is an easy and profound way to support SAS. The Alumni Council created the Compass Society to pay tribute to the lasting impact of the Mountain and the sense of place it fosters. Representing the 360 degrees of a compass, a monthly gift of $30 or more establishes your society membership and provides on-going support of SAS and its mission through the annual fund.

Giving Societies

Cornerstone Society: $20,000+

Founders' Society: $10,000-$19,999

Benefactor's Society: $5,000-$9,999

Trustees' Society: $2,500-$4,999

Head of School Society: $1,000-$2,499

Sewanee Society: $500-$999

Legacy Society: $250-$499

Blue & Gold Society: up to $249

Compass Society: Minimum $30 monthly