Ways to Give

Check/Credit Card/Phone

Every donation helps. Every donation counts. You can donate safely and securely online or send checks to:

Salesian College Preparatory
2851 Salesian Ave
Richmond, CA 94804

Or pay by phone by calling the Development Office at:
(510) 234-4433, ext. 7219

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers have programs that encourage your personal philanthropy by matching gifts employees make to non-profit organizations such as Salesian College Preparatory. You may be able to double or triple the value of your individual gift.

Hint: Households with multiple employers with matching gift programs should give strategically to maximize the benefits of the matching gift programs.


Donations of appreciated stock may be a tax-wise way to make a contribution. You may be able to make a larger donation than with a cash contribution and these gifts usually provide savings on capital gains taxes. Depending upon your individual tax situation, you may receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stocks. Be sure to discuss this type of donation with your financial advisor or broker.

In order to facilitate the transfer of securities, please contact Stephen Pezzola '74, President at (510) 234-4433, ext. 1110 or spezzola@salesian.com.

*Publicly traded securities - Gifts of stock and other publicly traded securities will be valued at the mean of their market values on the date the donor relinquishes control of the securities. Neither losses nor gains realized by the sale of the securities after receipt, nor brokerage fees or other expenses associated with the transaction are to affect the value recorded. The policy of Salesian College Prepartory is to immediately sell all donated securities.

Planned Giving

Future improvements and ongoing maintenance and upkeep of Salesian College Preparatory facilities and grounds can be addressed by visionary donors who plan ahead.

Please include Salesian College Preparatory in you estate plans. Inclusion in your will can take several forms:


  • Designate a specific amount to be directed to Salesian College Preparatory.
  • Designate a percentage of your estate to be directed to Salesian College Preparatory.
  • Designate the "remainder" portion of your estate that is left over after all other obligations and provisions have been addressed.

For document preparation, please use the legal title of the school: Salesian High School DBA Salesian College Preparatory.

Professional financial advisors can provide you with additional estate planning options that are appropriate for your individual situation. Be sure to contact your own financial advisor or attorney to discuss any implications a charitable contribution may have on your taxes and estate.

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Contact Us:


Joey Baker
Director of Mission Advancement
(510) 234-4433, ext. 1413


Jonathan Torres
Manager of the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations
(510) 234-4433, ext. 7219


Stephen Pezzola '74
(510) 234-4433, ext. 1110


Real Estate

Given the dynamic real estate market over the past several years, a donation of real estate may be beneficial to you. Salesian College Preparatory will consider on a case-by-case basis accepting the gift of a home, vacation property, condominium, rental units, undeveloped land, or other real estate.

To discuss donations of real estate, please contact Rick Hartnell, Director of Finance, at rhartnell@salesian.com or (510) 234-4433, ext. 1102.

Matured Life Insurance Policy

If you own a paid up life insurance policy that is no longer needed for its original purposes, you may donate the policy to the donation programs by transferring ownership to Salesian College Preparatory. Generally, the donor will be entitled to an income tax deduction for the cash surrender value. Discuss this option with your insurance agent or financial advisor.

Non-Cash Gifts

In-Kind Giving

Salesian College Preparatory appreciates the individuals, businesses, and community organizations that provide donations of goods and items needed for fundraising events. If you would like to donate use of a venue or provide a rental home or new good/service as auction items at one of our major fundraising events including the annual golf tournament or crab feed dinner, please contact the Development Department at (510) 234-4433 ext 7219 or development@salesian.com.

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Office Depot (School ID # 70012914)
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4- Volunteer… Join the SCP Giving Team!

If you shop at any of the Lucky Supermarkets, request a S.H.A.R.E.S. Card and Lucky’s Supermarkets will contribute 3% of your purchases back to Salesian College Preparatory.

How do I get a S.H.A.R.E.S. card? Stop by the Main Office and contact the Development Department at (510) 234-4433 ext 7218 or development@salesian.com.

This program allows shoppers to support Salesian through the shopping activities they already participate in. Go online to sign up for an account at http://www.escrip.com/. You will then be asked to register your credit cards, debit cards, or grocery cards. Every time you make a purchase at one of the participating vendors, ESCrip will contribute up to 4% of your purchase.

Click here to download E-Script Merchant Guide

Gives 5% Back for purchases made. Visit the Office Depot page.

Gives 1% Back for purchases made using your RED Card (Target Credit Card)

One cause makes earning money for Salesian College Preparatory super easy! Just shop online through onecause.com and up to 20% of each purchase you make will be donated to Salesian– at no extra cost to you. And with over 250 name brand merchants to choose from, including Amazon.com, JCPenney, OfficeMax.com, Lands’ End and Buy.com, shopping has never been more rewarding. All you have to do is visit http://www.onecause.com/, register for an account, and select “Salesian High School” as your charity of choice.

** Many more vendor programs exist

Find out if the businesses/vendors you shop with offer a program. If you know of a new program, contact the Development Department.

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Just go to http://www.goodsearch.com/ and type "Salesian High School" in the box under "Who do you GoodSearch for?"

We need a group of dedicated volunteers to join the SCP Giving Team. This team of volunteers will help support the Development Department. There are many opportunities available, please click to learn more about volunteering.

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Director of Mission Advancement
Joey Baker
(510) 234-4433, ext. 1413