Giving Options

Blair Academy accepts donations in the following ways:

Online

By Mail

Mail your check–made payable to Blair Academy–or credit card information to:

The Blair Fund
Office of Advancement
P.O. Box 600
Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600

By Phone

Make your contribution by dialing toll-free (888) JI-BLAIR, option #1, or (908) 362-6121, ext. 5631.

Wire Transfer

Please call Cara Mohlmann, director of advancement, for instructions at (908) 362-6121, ext. 5628.

Appreciated Securities

Making a gift of appreciated securities can be more advantageous than giving cash as you can do so without incurring capital gains tax.

How It Works

  • You transfer appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to Blair.
  • Blair sells your securities and uses the proceeds for its programs.

Benefits

  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold.

Important Tip: Do not sell the stock first. Even though you may give us the proceeds as a gift, the IRS will impose capital gains tax on your sale, deleting the benefits of this arrangement.

For more information on gifts of stock, call Cara Mohlmann, director of advancement, at (908) 362-6121, ext. 5628.

Corporate Matching Gifts

You can double or triple the size of your gift if you or your spouse is affiliated with a company that has a matching gift program. When you make your gift, please include the matching gift form, which is available from your human resources department. Matching gifts will be applied toward individual giving levels.

Honor a Great Teacher

By giving to the Blair Fund in honor of the great men and women–past and present–who shape the lives of young people, you recognize and celebrate the profound impact our teachers have on students every day, every year.

Gift Planning

Explore options for making future gifts from your will or estate.

The material presented on this website is not offered as legal or tax advice.

Giving Levels

We welcome and appreciate gifts of any size. Donors are recognized at the following levels:

1848 Society
Headmaster's $100,000
Old Academy $50,000
Insley $25,000
Ivy $10,000
Locke $5,000
Clinton $3,000
Founder's $1,848
Young Leaders*
0-4 (2013-2017) $100
5-9 (2008-2012) $500
10-14 (2003- 2007) $1,000
15 (2002) $1,500
Cornerstone Society
Blue & White $1,000
Arch $500
Magnolia $250

* Young donors who have graduated from Blair within the last 15 years can make leadership gifts and join the 1848 Society at the "Young Leader" level.

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