MAKE A GIFT

"Most of us are accustomed to Scarsdale as a wealthy town. There's a tendency, even among those who live here and should know better, to assume that everyone who lives in 10583 has enough assets and income to weather any personal or economic adversity.

"A glance at some of the letters the Scarsdale Foundation's scholarship fund for the sophomore, junior, and senior years of college tells a different story. One student's father died of cancer when the applicant was in his freshman year of college. Another's father deserted her mother when she was a toddler. Still another grew up in his grandfather's house with many brothers and sisters and again, an absent father. The applicants have loans, scholarships and jobs, but they are still coming up short in this time of rising tuition and declining income." (Linda Leavitt, Scarsdale Inquirer)

The Scarsdale Foundation helps you support the community organizations and initiatives that matter to you while maximizing your tax deduction. We rely on the support and generosity of local residents and corporate sponsors to make the Scarsdale Foundation a viable community trust. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to the general fund or an existing fund, establish a new fund or contribute to a campaign sponsored by the Foundation.

We urge you to contact the Foundation President to discuss possibilities for fulfilling your charitable wishes through the Foundation.


Giving Alternatives

  • Contributions to the general endowment

  • Bequests to support existing funds or to establish a new fund

  • Donor designated funds to support a special community or educational purpose or to support a particular agency or institution

  • Scholarship and award programs consistent with Internal Revenue Service regulations for community foundations


Ways to Give

  • Check - Please send your check to:

Scarsdale Foundation
P.O. Box 542
Scarsdale, NY 10583

  • Credit Card - The Scarsdale Foundation accepts credit card donations online via Paypal:

  • Planned Giving - To make a gift of stocks or bonds – or to make a planned gift – please contact Michelle Lichtenberg or Suzanne Selden at the above address.  Or you can contact Michelle Lichtenberg at michelle.lichtenberg@gmail.com or Suzanne Seiden at kevsuz@aol.com.