Many ways to donate to the Giving Campaign

Are you aware of the range of ways you can contribute to the Giving Campaign? PEF takes checks, credits cards, and stock transfers, and accepts gifts made through payroll deduction or donor advised funds. Pledges can be made now and paid off over time.  Setting up an automatic bill pay with your bank to send checks made out to PEF on a monthly or quarterly basis is an increasingly popular option. 

According to Heather Frank, “this allows our donors to pay off a pledge over several months, and has the added benefit of eliminating credit card fees.” Frank also encourages everyone to learn more about their company’s matching program. “Each year we get thousands of dollars in matches from companies that provide this perk to their employees.” Interested parties can check with their company’s HR department to learn more about the program.

To help Piedmonters maximize their Giving Campaign donations and to better understand charitable deduction, Ludo Thomasson, CFP®, Wealth Manager and proud PUSD parent, is offering a short information and question and answer session on Friday, October 16 at 12:30 p.m. Registration is free and available at

Overwhelmed with the positive response to the Giving Challenge that was announced last week, the co-chairs for this year’s Piedmont Education Foundation Giving Campaign look forward to what this week will produce.   The co-chairs and the PEF Board together have pledged to match, dollar for dollar, any new contributions to the Giving Campaign made between October 5 and October 19, up to $200,000.

“We received such an amazing response after the match was announced. Gifts and pledges started coming in right away, and people were so happy to be able to double the impact of their gift,” said Co-Chair Colleen Allen.

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