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"Avon Old Farms will change with you. She will grow as you grow, grow because you grow; become famous with your fame; mark her years with your achievements."
Donald W. Pierpont, Headmaster 1948-1968

Giving Opportunities at Avon

Thanks to the generosity of caring alumni, parents, and friends, we are able to provide our boys with the ultimate Avon experience. It is because of you that future generations of Avonians will continue to hold our motto close to their hearts: Aspirando et Perseverando.

Ways to Give

Give Online

Our secure online giving form allows you to make a gift of any size at any time with a debit or credit card.


Make a Gift

You will receive a written acknowledgement of your gift and your name will be included in the Annual Report. All gifts are tax deductible as allowable by law.

For more information, or assistance, please contact the Alumni/Development Office at (800) 336-8195 or email Anne Raftery, Assistant to the Director of Development and External Affairs, at rafterya@avonoldfarms.com.

For a capital or endowment gift, please contact Jim Detora at detoraj@avonoldfarms.com or (860) 404-4209.

Mail a Check

Please make checks payable to Avon Old Farms School.

Our Mailing Address

Avon Old Farms School

Attn: Alumni & Development Office

500 Old Farms Road

Avon, CT 06001



Phone in a Gift

Call us at 860-404-4266 and our Gift Administrator, Anne Raftery, will be happy to help you make your gift over the phone using a credit card.



AmazonSmile Program


Support Avon when you shop on Amazon.

The AmazonSmile program is a simple and automatic way for you to support Avon at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Shopping must originate through the special link (smile.amazon.com) in order for Avon to receive credit.

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Corporate Matching Gifts

Double or triple the impact of your gift through your company's matching gift program by requesting and filling out a matching gift form from your Human Resources department. Send your completed form, along with your gift, to Avon Old Farms School.

Avon Old Farms School

Attn: Alumni & Development Office

500 Old Farms Road

Avon, CT 06001



Make a Stock Transfer

To facilitate the transfer of stock gifts please download our form.

Download Stock Transfer Form



Set Up Recurring Gift

Make your support of Avon Old Farms automatic. Our recurring gift program allows you to make a significant annual contribution through smaller monthly installments. It's simple, secure, and environmentally friendly.

Set Up Recurring Gift

You will receive a written acknowledgement of your gift and your name will be included in the Annual Report. All gifts are tax deductible as allowable by law.

For more information, or assistance, please contact the Alumni/Development Office at (800) 336-8195 or email Melissa Vega, Gifts Administrator, at vegam@avonoldfarms.com.

For a capital or endowment gift, please contact Jim Detora at detoraj@avonoldfarms.com or (860) 404-4209.

Planned Giving

Join the Riddle Society by remembering Avon Old Farms School in your estate. These deferred gifts can include bequests, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, real estate, and collectibles. If you are about to construct your first estate plan or plan to update your estate when the circumstances of your life change, please think about Avon Old Farms School. For more information about planned gifts for Avon Old Farms School, please contact Robin Delnicki, at 860-404-4156 or delnickir@avonoldfarms.com.



Contact

Alumni and Development Office

860-404-4266
Federal Tax ID #: 06-0655480


Jim Detora P'12
Director of Development and External Affairs

detoraj@avonoldfarms.com

860-404-4209

Campus Improvements

Avon Old Farms places a priority on maintaining the campus and improving the student and faculty experience. Each improvement preserves the legacy of our founder, Theodate Pope Riddle. Some of the renovations and improvements made this year because of annual giving donations were:

Technology

  • Renovated the Forge into a technology lab classroom
  • Updated the digital arts classroom in the Estabrook Fine Arts Center with new printers, workstations, cameras, software, and cables

Classroom Resources

  • Installed new projectors in the dorm classrooms of Elephant and Adams
  • Installed new whiteboards, shelving, cables, electric wiring, and lighting
  • Purchased rolling tables, storage units, and a TV monitor

Property

  • Added safety features such as fire and security alarms
  • Built a new stairway system on the hillside leading down to the athletic fields
  • Continued an ongoing project for masonry repairs in the quad
  • Replaced the original clay sewer system with durable plastic piping
  • Updated five faculty housing units
  • Expanded and renovated the student fitness center