Annual Fund


The Albany Academies’ Annual Fund supports the highest needs of the school by providing
necessary and critical resources for the annual operating budget.

Our superb faculty, innovative programs, caring community, and remarkable range of opportunities
would not be possible without the generous support of our alumni, alumnae, parents, grandparents,
and our professional community.

The Annual Fund succeeds only as a collective effort; every gift, regardless of size, makes a tangible difference.
Even a small increase in the percent of participation or the size of an average gift can have a big impact on our success.
In addition, outside funding sources look closely at our alumni and parent participation when reviewing our grant proposals.


Ways of Giving

List of 6 items.

  • Gifts of Cash

    Cash gifts provide income tax benefits if you itemize your deductions. Checks can be made payable to The Albany Academies and sent to The Albany Academies Annual Fund, 135 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208.

    You can also make a gift by contacting the Institutional Advancement Office at (518) 429-2391. The Albany Academies accept Visa, American Express, Discover, and Mastercard.
  • Gifts of Securities

    Gifts of stocks, bonds or other appreciated securities offer two tax advantages to many donors. First, by contributing appreciated securities held for more than one year, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation. Second, you qualify for a charitable deduction on your income tax, based on the value of the securities on the date you make the gift.
  • Matching Gifts

    Corporate matching gifts are an easy way for donors to increase the impact on their personal contributions to The Albany Academies. Many corporations have matching gift programs that double or triple an individual’s gift. To find out if you are eligible for a matching gift from your employer, please contact your human resources office. Companies often match gifts of spouses and retirees. Just enclose your company’s matching gift form, and we will do the rest. You will receive full credit for both the original donation and the matching gift.

    For assistance with your matching gift information, please contact Joanne DelCarpine in the Institutional Advancement Office at (518) 429-2391 or
  • Memorial and Honor Gifts

    Any gift can be made in memory of a friend or in honor of a teacher, a loved one, a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or other significant event. Please specify in whose honor or memory your gift is being made, and let us know to whom we should send notification of your gift.
  • Planned Giving

    "Planned giving" is a term commonly used to describe a wide variety of giving vehicles that allow you to give to The Albany Academies during your lifetime and/or after your death, while meeting your current income needs and providing for your heirs. Planned giving is typically done in conjunction with estate planning, and is a viable option for donors of all income levels. For more information please contact Ann Wendth at

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  • Stock Gift Instructions

The Albany Academies are a New York State non-profit organization located at 135/140 Academy Road, Albany, NY, 12208. Our mission is to develop capable and confident students through single-gender education in the Lower and Middle School, and through coordinate education in the Upper School. Employing individualized and positive education, The Albany Academies provide students with the knowledge, skills, and character needed for leadership and success in the creative, entrepreneurial century that lies ahead. A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available by contacting us or, upon request, from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website ( or by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY, 10005.  You may also obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at or (212) 416-8401.

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