- CARES Act
- Online, Cash Or Check Gifts
- Major Gifts
- Matching Gifts
- Gifts Of Stock
- Bequests: The Heritage Society
- Fundraising Events
- Advertising Opportunities
- Commemorative Opportunities
- Endowment & Directed Funds
- Time & Talents
- Amazon Smile
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has introduced new opportunities for charitable contributions to nonprofit institutions. CARES Act allows donors who itemize deductions to deduct 100% of cash charitable gifts in 2020 (up to the full amount of your 2020 adjusted gross income). For individuals who take the standard deduction (rather than itemizing), the bill makes a new deduction available, as well; up to $300 in annual charitable contributions (cash or stock) may be directly subtracted from your gross income.
Families may donate to our annual fund online using a credit card or pledge a payment for a later date by contacting our Development Office.
Checks should be made payable to Canterbury School of Florida and should be mailed to:
Canterbury School of Florida
c/o Development Office
990 62nd Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Cash should be brought directly to the Development Office (address above).
Capital campaigns and major gifts provide funding for expansion or renovation of facilities and programs. The athletic complex, fine arts facility and Upper School building exist through the generosity of former families and friends. Current families have made leadership gifts to establish technology and Marine Studies programs. In each of these cases, individuals or families share a vision to transform the school while fulfilling our mission. None of these projects could have been funded through the daily operating budget. Tax-deductible gifts are usually paid in multi-year pledges, and naming opportunities are also possible with major gifts. To learn more, contact our Development Office.
You can multiply your gift to Canterbury School of Florida if your employer has a matching gift program. Thousands of companies have programs that will double or even triple individual tax-deductible contributions made by their employees. Check with your personnel office to find out about your company's matching gift program.
Gifts of stock have two main financial benefits: a charitable deduction for the present fair market value and no capital gains tax on the appreciation. Please contact the Development Office at 727.521.5904 for transfer information.
Our fiscal year is July 1- June 30. Pledges and payments must be received by June 30 for credit in the current fiscal year and acknowledgement in Canterbury's Annual Report.
Before creating your estate plan and before you sell your business, property or other appreciated assets, take time to learn about your charitable options. Individuals who include Canterbury in their estate planning make a commitment to the school’s mission and future generations. There is special recognition for these benefactors as members of our Heritage Society.
Donors should contact their financial advisors and notify the Development Office so that Canterbury may appropriately recognize this generosity.
Contact the Development Office to find out how to do the following for our major fundraising events:
- Become a sponsor
- Donate items for silent or live auctions
- Donate your time by volunteering
Golf Tournament (OCT.) Each year the golf tournament raises money for a specific need or capital campaign of the school.
Parents Association Spring Gala (FEB./MARCH) This theme dinner and silent/live auction event is great fun and a wonderful way to support the school.
Canterbury Cup (APRIL) This catch-and-release fishing tournament raises funds for Canterbury’s Marine Studies program.
Athletic Field SignsField signs may be purchased for display on our football/soccer field, baseball field or softball field. Field signs stay up for one school year. Order a field sign.
Programs And ProductionsAdvertisements are sold for all our theater productions as well as our fundraising events throughout the year. To purchase a program/production ad, contact our Director of Development.
Engraved BricksFor a tax-deductible gift of $350, bricks engraved with three lines of text may be purchased to commemorate a student, faculty/staff member or coach. Bricks pave the pathway leading to Canterbury’s Cousteau Center for Marine Studies on the Knowlton Campus. Please specify if your brick will honor the school's Marine Studies Program or the 50th Anniversary Celebration (2018-19).
Dollinger Center Chairs"Take a Seat" for Canterbury's theater program. For a tax-deductible gift of $1,000, you may add a name plate to a theater seat and Honor Plaque in the lobby of the Dollinger Center. Plaques are 3" long by 1" wide and may be inscribed as a lasting tribute to your family, children, grandchildren or cherished teacher. Seats will be assigned at random. Donations do not reserve seats for performances. Pledges may be paid in one payment or installments over time.
To order a named theater seat or engraved brick, please contact the Director of Development.
The Canterbury Foundation was created to build an endowment for the long-term benefit of the school. Once the Foundation's principal has grown to an appropriate level, interest will be used for future growth and to sustain and expand programs. Academic and co-curricular programs, faculty compensation, financial aid and facility maintenance will all benefit from gifts to the Foundation.
Donations given in memory or in honor of individuals have a lasting impact on our school. These contributions honor the significance of Canterbury School either to the individual in whose name the gift is made or to the donor making the gift. Such gifts are placed in the Canterbury Foundation.
Alumni FundThe Alumni Fund was created through the leadership of the Class of 2005. The purpose is to ensure that every student can enjoy the full range of Canterbury activities. Awards are made to upper school students on the basis of need and may cover class trips, athletic expenses or associated fees for any other co-curricular activity.
Martha P. Little FundThis fund was established in memory of Canterbury's beloved librarian, who served the school for nearly three decades. The purpose of the Martha Little Fund is to make a Canterbury education available to lower school students with demonstrated financial need.
George Murphy Athletic Gift FundThis fund was established in memory of George Murphy, father of longtime Knowlton Science teacher Sean Murphy, and a supporter and promoter of Canterbury School of Florida athletics. The purpose of this fund is to support athletes attending Canterbury who need assistance in purchasing necessary equipment/uniforms.
To make donation to the Canterbury Foundation, contact the Development Office.
We always welcome gifts of time in the form of volunteering to help out in any way possible for all our fundraising events and social events throughout the year. Sign up for any number of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Canterbury every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to the school.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com and select Canterbury School of Florida from the list of charitable organizations. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile