Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to Mercersburg! Your investment helps prepare young men and women to be leaders, thinkers, and global citizens. Below are some of the ways to make your gift.

Credit card
Use our online form to contribute quickly and securely through the Mercersburg website, or call the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations at 800-588-2550 to make your credit card gift by phone.

Check
Make your check payable to Mercersburg Academy and mail it to the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

Wire transfer
To wire funds directly to Mercersburg, please use these transfer instructions.

Stocks, bonds, or securities
Your stock broker can wire shares to Mercersburg's account at the San Francisco office of Wells Fargo Advisors. Your broker will need Mercersburg's account number (5839-0310), DTC Number (0141), broker's name (Howard Adler), broker's telephone number (800-634-4965), and Fed. I.D. #23-1365963 (The Regents of Mercersburg College).

Please ask your broker to inform Mercersburg's broker of your name and to inform Mercersburg via fax (717-328-6211), mail, or email (giving@mercersburg.edu) with the above information and the date the transaction will take place.

IRA charitable rollover
If you are a U.S. taxpayer and at least 70 1/2 years of age, you may make gifts to Mercersburg from your IRA without having to count those funds as part of your adjusted gross income. Consequently, you do not have to pay taxes on the donated amount. Distributions must be made directly from the IRA trustee to Mercersburg, and the individual maximum is $100,000 per calendar year. For more information, please contact Carolyn Griffin Yeager, director of development, at yeagerc@mercersburg.edu or 717-328-6219.

Planned gift or bequest
Planned gifts may consist of cash, securities, life insurance proceeds, real estate, and/or personal property. To discuss your gift, please contact Carolyn Griffin Yeager, director of development, at yeagerc@mercersburg.edu or 717-328-6219.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a tax-credit program that enables businesses to redirect their tax dollars to Mercersburg for financial aid in support of students from the state. The application process is easy, and the benefits to deserving students are transformational. Learn more.

Maximizing Your Support

Here are a few ways to expand the impact of your support for Mercersburg.
 
Matching Gifts
Many employers match charitable donations made by their employees, employees' spouses, or retirees. To find out if your employer is one of them, search our matching gift database.
 
Monthly Gifts
Give a larger gift by making smaller monthly payments instead of a one-time contribution. These payments can be automatically charged to your credit card.
 
Multi-Year Pledge
Commit your support beyond the current school year and keep track of your giving by making a multi-year pledge. Lock in your participation for up to five years at a time.
 
Volunteering
Volunteer your time in addition to your treasure and help Mercersburg galvanize support for the Annual Fund. Opportunities include class agents, reunion committee members, William Mann Irvine Society volunteers, White Key volunteers, and phonathon callers.
 
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236
717-328-6173