Giving

Giving

For nearly 65 years The Walker School’s parents, friends and families have selflessly given of their time, talent and resources to ensure our mission is fulfilled for every generation of Walker students.  What started as a small kindergarten class of 10 students in the basement of St. James Episcopal Church on the historic Marietta Square, has grown over the last half century into an exceptional college preparatory school for over 900 students.
 
Walker is the extraordinary school it is because of the generous philanthropic support of its families, both past and present. It is through the act of giving that Walker is able to maintain its fine academic, arts and athletic programs, and attract and retain the finest educators.  There are so many ways to give; please explore these pages to discover what works best for you and your family. Remember that your gifts deepen the educational experience at The Walker School.

How Can You Support Walker?

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  • Pledges

    The Walker School accepts and encourages pledge commitments to the Annual Fund. Pledges must be paid by June 30, the end of the school’s fiscal year. To make an online pledge to the Annual Fund, click here or call , Director of Major Gifts, at (678) 581-6897.
  • Cash/Check/Online

    The majority of gifts made to the Annual Fund come in the form of cash or check. A gift of cash receives the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions. Gifts or pledge payments can be made online by credit card or mailed directly to the school.
  • Gifts of Stock

    The Walker School accepts gifts of publicly traded securities. A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year is one of the most tax-wise ways to make a donation. You receive the immediate fair market value as a charitable deduction and can avoid capital gains tax.
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  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers will match and in some cases triple the amount of your contribution to Walker through a matching gift program. See below to verify if your employer offers a matching gift program. If you have any questions about matching gifts to benefit Walker, please contact Cathy LaClaire, Director of Development, or call 678-581-6904.

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  • Honor/Memorial Gifts

    Memorial gifts are an honorable and loving way to remember a family member, loved one or friend. Gifts may be made in memory of someone or in honor of a special teacher or friend of The Walker School during an Annual Fund or Capital Campaign.
    You may make a gift at any time in honor of or in memory of someone and an appropriate fund can be established. Further inquiries should be made to the Director of Development.
  • Planned Gifts

    Since 1957, The Walker School has prepared students for a lifetime of learning, and you want to help ensure the School's economic future for following generations. You want your gift to make a difference, but are concerned about your own future financial needs and those of your family.
    Then a planned gift might be an option that can benefit both you and the school. There are several financial tools you can use to plan your gift to Walker. For instance….
    • You don't have to use cash to make your gift -- you can donate appreciated securities instead, and use an asset that costs you less than the tax deduction you'll get for it today.
    • You may be holding assets that would benefit Walker more than they do you -- such as a life insurance policy that you no longer need, a parcel of real estate like a second home or undeveloped land.
    • You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime - make Walker a beneficiary of your will or revocable trust, or a beneficiary of your retirement plan, and let your cash flow and current financial planning continue uninterrupted.

    We would be happy to talk with you further about the many ways to make a planned gift to The Walker School.

    For more information please contact , Director of Major Gifts, at (678) 581-6897 or by email at
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  • Walker United Fund for Financial Aid

    The Walker United Fund provides immediate financial aid for current Walker families who are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic.  For those of you who are able, we hope you will consider making a gift today. 

    If you would like to make a gift to Walker United, please contact Cathy LaClaire,  Director of Development at 678-581-6904.
  • Main Campus

    700 Cobb Parkway North
    Marietta, GA 30062
    770.427.2689
  • Primary School

    830 Damar Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
    770.427.2689
The Walker School is a private, co-ed day school offering opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students in Metro Atlanta.