Donate to MPTO

  • MPTO enables Montclaire to staff support teachers and aides that benefit all Montclaire students along with art, music, and STEM activities that would not otherwise exist at Montclaire due to a lack of state funds.

    Providing these staff and programs costs about $1,000 per student per year. MPTO suggests that each family make a direct donation of $800 per student per year, with the remainder contributed throughout the year at FUNdraising events like WATSA, the Montclaire 5K, Book Fairs, etc.

    Community involvement is what makes Montclaire successful. If you can't give $800 per child, please give the amount that fits your budget.

    CREDIT CARD VIA PAYPAL
    Use PayPal for online donations by credit card. Click the big green Donate to MPTO button. You will be taken to PayPal to enter your amount and proceed to the checkout. Simple for you, easy for MPTO to track!

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    CHECKS
    Checks should be made out to Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization (MPTO) and can be left in the box in the school office or mailed to:
      
    Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization (MPTO)
    P.O. Box 3266
    Los Altos, CA 94024-0266

    CORPORATE MATCHING
    Corporate matching has proven to be essential in helping us maximize the generosity of our community. Please include your family name and “donation” in the comments section of your employer’s matching form when possible as it assists us in our bookkeeping. Learn more about corporate matching, or email fundraising@montclaire.org with questions.

    MONTHLY INSTALLMENT PLAN
    Click here to go to a page where you can create a monthly installment plan for your donation, or email fundraising@montclaire.org with questions.

    STOCK & SECURITIES
    Gifts of appreciated, marketable securities, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares, can provide donors considerable tax advantages. It is almost always a better strategy to give appreciated securities directly rather than selling them and contributing the proceeds of the sale to MPTO.

    Please consult your tax advisor, but, in general, if you have owned the security for at least one year:

    • You can receive a tax deduction for the full value of the security, not just the amount you paid for it, at the time of donation.
    • You can avoid paying capital gains tax, which is attractive for many because capital gains taxes and income tax rates increased in 2013.
    • You do not have to pay a commission to sell the security.