Giving Back

Giving Back

We invite our entire community to join us in our efforts to honor and advance the mission of de Toledo High School, by making a philanthropic gift and volunteering to encourage others to give.

de Toledo High School relies on the Annual Campaign, major gifts, capital gifts and endowment gifts to not only meet our budgetary needs, but to also provide the “extras” that enhance the educational experience for our students and the de Toledo community. It takes a collective effort of parents, alumni, faculty/staff, grandparents, trustees, corporate matching gifts and other friends to ensure that our school continues to provide our students with an inspiring educational experience; preparing them for success on the path that lies ahead. Your support will truly make a difference for de Toledo students today, and for those yet to come.

Online Gifts

Donate Now using our secure online form. We accept all major credit cards.

Recurring Gifts

Please contact the Advancement Department at 818-449-8900 to set up monthly credit card donations or monthly bank account withdrawals.

By Phone

Advancement Department 818-449-8900

By Mail

Please mail your donation to:

de Toledo High School
Attn: Advancement
22622 Vanowen Street
West Hills, CA 91307

Make a Gift of Appreciated Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock offer a two-fold tax advantage: the donor may deduct the full-market value of the securities as a charitable donation (up to the allowable tax deduction limits) and avoid capital gains tax that would be due if the stock were sold on the open market. When making gifts of securities to de Toledo High School, please be sure to give the stock itself, and not the proceeds from the sale. In most circumstances, a broker can facilitate the gift and execute it electronically.

When making a gift of stock, please notify the Advancement Office at the time of transfer and provide the name of the stock, number of shares, and date of transfer so that these gifts are accurately acknowledged. Click here to download de Toledo High School’s Securities Transfer Form.

Match Your Gift

Many companies match gifts made by their employees. This opportunity provides another source of income for de Toledo High School. To find out if your company participates in this program, please ask your employer or call the Advancement Office.

Reminder About Gift-Receipt Wording

The date on our receipt reflects when we processed your gift and does not imply the date your gift was made. While you should consult with your CPA or tax preparer to determine the tax consequences of your donation, the date you delivered or mailed your donation is generally recognized as the gift date. The determination of the contribution date is entirely your decision.

100% of every gift to de Toledo High School supports academic excellence, technology, athletics, arts, college counseling, student life, Jewish life, global education, and extra-curricular programs.

Capital Campaign

The de Toledo High School campus will enhance our ability to foster our mosaic of pluralistic Jewish practices and philosophies with students from all socio-economic backgrounds, coming together to learn, inspire, grow and achieve. It is our conviction that everyone has something to contribute and our campus allows us to ensure that everyone does. Capital gifts support new construction and improvements to existing structures on our wonderful campus.


Endowment Campaign

The Endowment is a family of funds in which the principal and earnings are protected, in perpetuity, except for a small percentage that is used to support school programs and tuition assistance.

• Objective: To build the de Toledo High School endowment into a major source of support for the school and its mission, so it can support talented teachers, gifted students, and dedicated staff at the second largest Jewish High School in the country.

• Impact: Endowed funds are used for tuition assistance, distinguished teaching chairs, exploration of emerging academic areas or other special projects.

de Toledo High School’s endowment program supports the school’s passion for excellence. Donors give money to the school with the provision that the principal remains intact. Because endowment gifts provide capital appreciation and ongoing income for the school, the critical variable in funding is the size of the endowment. de Toledo High School’s endowment program is about enabling great opportunities – for faculty and students. The school’s priorities are dynamic and diverse, and the school works with donors to match their philanthropic interests to a wide range of needs.

Planned Gifts

Did you know there are creative ways to support de Toledo High School? Ways in which de Toledo High School, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called “planned gifts,” because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and de Toledo High School. For example:

  • You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can give appreciated stock and realize a larger tax savings.
  • You can get a monthly paycheck for life in return for your gift.
  • You can donate your house, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time.

Don’t know where to begin? Ask us questions! Contact the Advancement Department at 818-449-8900.


The lasting impact of bequests—both large and small—will help to secure the future of de Toledo High School. A charitable bequest can be one of the easiest and best ways to make a gift to de Toledo High School. By means of your will or other estate plan, you can name de Toledo High School as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate.

Giving Assets

de Toledo High School receives specific assets, such as securities, real estate, or tangible personal property.

Lead Trust

With a charitable lead trust, you can make annual gifts to support an area of interest to you at de Toledo High School for a term of years, typically between 10 and 20. At the same time, this intergenerational wealth-transfer tool enables you to provide for your heirs, while sharply reducing gift and estate taxes. When the term ends, trust assets are transferred typically to your children or grandchildren.

The annual payments to de Toledo High School can be based on a fixed schedule determined when you fund your gift, or can be based on a fixed percentage of the value of the trust assets, and fluctuate from year to year.

The donor may establish the trust with either de Toledo High School or their preferred trust company.


  • Federal gift and estate-tax deductions for the value of annual trust payments to de Toledo High School may enable you to transfer to your heirs a larger estate after tax than would otherwise be possible.
  • Any appreciation in the assets during the term of the trust, while subject to capital gains tax, is not subject to gift or estate tax at the trust’s termination.


  • A minimum of $1 million is needed to establish a lead trust.
  • Cash and high-basis marketable securities are the best assets to fund a lead trust.

Request a Personal Gift Illustration

Please contact the Advancement Department at 818-449-8900.

Lead Trust Diagram - dTHS

Suzy BookbinderChief Advancement Officer
Phone: 818.449.8900

Ellen Brown, Campaign Manager, Donor and Alumni Relations 
Phone: 818.449.8900

Erika GuerreroMajor Gifts Director
Phone: 818.449.8900

Rosana SoudaniDatabase Coordinator
Phone: 818.449.8900