Giving

Kenston-Forest-School-Annual-Fund

The Annual Giving Campaign supports the school’s greatest needs, including:

  • students, through learning opportunities, athletic opportunities, and scholarships;
  • faculty, through professional development and instructional support;
  • academic programs, through curriculum improvements and technology;
  • campus infrastructure, through building and transportation maintenance; and
  • costs associated with the impact of COVID-19.

Please consider making a tax-deductible monetary gift by clicking on Annual Fund. To mail a gift, print the Pledge Card, by clicking HERE and mail it with your check to Kenston Forest School, 75 Ridge Road, Blackstone, VA 23824. 

Remember, when you pledge your support and give to our school, we become a better school, a more affordable school, and a school that can build and sustain a new generation of excellence!

We hope you will join others in pledging your support to give to our school.

Thank You

How to Give

We welcome donations from friends, alumni, foundations, and corporations to support the annual fund campaign, capital improvement plans, the endowment, and other worthwhile projects.  Gifts may be made in the form of cash, securities, real estate, gifts-in-kind, corporate matching funds, life insurance and deferred annuities or trusts.

Gifts of Cash
Gifts of Cash are the most common and generally most simple to make.  Checks should be made payable to the Nottoway-Lunenburg Educational Foundation.  You can donate online via Xpress Pay located at the top of this page.

Gifts of Securities
Gifts of appreciated stocks, mutual funds or bonds may provide an advantageous gift.  If assets have been held for more than one year, the gift may qualify for a charitable deduction for its full market value and avoid capital gains tax.  The easiest way to make a gift of securities is to ask your broker or banker to transfer the stock to benefit Kenston Forest School.

Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of homes, farms, land and other real property can have the same tax benefit as a gift of securities.  By making a gift of property, you avoid a capital gains tax and receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the property.

Gifts-in-Kind
Providing products related to the “charitable purpose” of Kenston Forest School allows the donor the tax advantage of a tax deduction while providing for the needs of the school.

Corporate Matching Funds

Many companies have matching gift programs where your charitable gift is matched.  Your employer’s personnel office can provide forms and information needed to participate in such a program.  This is an easy way to double or even triple your gift and receive a tax break at the same time.

Life Insurance and Deferred Gifts
Deferred gifts help build a solid foundation for the future of Kenston Forest School.  Gifts of this nature are particularly appropriate for those who wish to support the school with a gift that may not be possible to make outright.  For example, by designating Kenston Forest School as both the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you are eligible for an immediate charitable contribution for the policy’s fair market value or the net of premiums paid, whichever is less.  Other examples of deferred gifts include wills and bequests, life income gifts, charitable lead trusts, retirement plan gifts and retained life estates.

Kenston Forest School is a non-profit 501C3 status institution, approved as such by the Internal Revenue Service.  To discuss gifts and named gift opportunities, please contact Patricia Mahaney at Kenston Forest School at pmahaney@faculty.www.kenstonforestschool.com or call (434)-292-7218.