Ways to Give

While the Annual Fund is our primary fundraising initiative, there are additional ways to donate to the school. Additional methods of support include Matching Gifts, Endowment contributions, Gifts of Securities and Planned Giving.


Many companies offer a matching gift program to their employees as an added benefit. If your company has a matching gift benefit, it could double or even triple your gift to Tampa Prep. Contact your company's human resources officer to determine whether or not they participate in a matching gift program.


The School’s Endowment is comprised of restricted and unrestricted assets, representing retained earnings, tax-deductible gifts and board restricted funds. Tampa Prep’s endowment funds serve various purposes: to provide financial assistance to qualifying students, support faculty salaries and professional development and sustain curriculum and facilities. While individuals and organizations establish named endowments through sizable initial gifts, the funds may also grow through smaller, ongoing gifts from other supporters of the School.


To ensure that facilities are commensurate with the high level of programs offered, the School must continue to make capital investments in facilities and equipment. Our largest campaign to date, Building a Legacy, made it possible for Tampa Prep to build the existing campus on Cass Street.

In recent years, the School has completed two successful mini campaigns to raise funds for building improvements, beginning in 2012 with The Center Project. This campaign transformed the courtyard and Smith Black Box Theater lobby into a 4,000 sq. ft, technologically advanced dining and gathering space known as the Student Center. The space is the main dining area with an improved food distribution facility and a shaded outdoor area. The second part of this initiative transformed the previous lunchroom area on the third floor into a wing housing College Counseling, STEM and Robotics labs and a Technology Support room.

Students in a classroomUpdates continued in 2013 with Impact Now, a campaign to transform all Middle School classrooms at Prep into Active Learning Environments (ALEs). These customizable spaces feature 3LCD touch-enabled interactive projectors, green screens, custom sound systems, amplification systems and ergonomic, flexible furniture. The physical changes, in combination with programmatic and curricular changes inspired by the School’s Strategic Plan, work to enhance student engagement and student acquisition of vital 21st learning skills such as problem solving and collaboration. Our current capital endeavor - Campaign for Prep - is focused on continuing to enhance our facilities to meet future needs.


We love our sponsors! Event sponsorship at our fall Golf Outing and our spring Gala are two additional ways to support Tampa Prep. Please contact Meg Huntley, Director of Stewardship and Constituent Relations, if you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


A gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares) is frequently the most economical way to make a gift. Your broker/financial advisor may electronically transfer ownership of the securities to Tampa Preparatory School's account at Morgan Stanley. Please notify, or have your broker/financial advisor notify, the Development Office at Tampa Prep when you initiate the transfer.

Give your broker the following information:
Broker: Depository Trust Company
The Northern Trust Company, Trust Department
Account Title: Tampa Preparatory
Tampa Prep’s Account Number: 26-57916
DTC Number: 2669

Contact Charmaine Garner at Northern Trust with any questions: 312-557-3990 or cg4@ntrs.com


Planned giving allows you to provide future support for the areas and programs at Tampa Prep that are of most interest to you – and often make a larger gift than you might have thought possible – by incorporating contributions to the School in your overall financial estate plan. Donors who include Tampa Preparatory School in their estate plans become members of the Terrapin Legacy Society.

Tampa Prep offers a variety of rewarding planned-giving options, including:
  • Bequests
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • Ways to Receive Income From a Gift
  • Other Planned Giving Options
Contact your tax professional for help in determining the best charitable gift for your situation.


Paver example

Leave your mark by purchasing a special paver inscribed with the message of your choice. Pay tribute to your family, an alum, faculty member, student, athlete or anyone to whom you wish to give a permanent place in Tampa Prep history.

From famous quotes to dedications and kind words, pavers forever commemorate your legacy. Order your paver today! Complete this online order form or submit a completed paver form to the Development Office!



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