How to Give

Cash/Check Gifts

Please make checks payable to "Rochester School for the Deaf" and mail to:
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul St.
Rochester, NY 14621
Please be sure to include your name, address, and affiliation/class year for proper recording/receipting.

Credit Card/Online Gifts

Gifts may be made online by credit card using our secure processing system though DonorPerfect.  Please consider making your gift recurring to ensure ongoing support for RSD's mission and programs.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Memorial gifts are a thoughtful way to honor the memory of a loved one who may have had a connection to the Rochester School for the Deaf. It serves as a lasting tribute to their life and legacy.
Gifts to RSD can also provide a wonderful way to recognize a special birthday or other occasion for someone part of the RSD community, supporting a cause they hold dear.
If you are making your gift online, please be sure to check the box that says "This gift is in honor, memory, or support of someone." If your gift is a check sent to the school, please be sure to note the name of the person you are honoring or remembering.
We will provide a list of donors to the family or honoree.  Please let us know if you are making a designation in an obituary or as a tribute. Call 585-336-5809 or email [email protected].

Bequests & Estate Planning

Leaving a bequest to Rochester School for the Deaf is a powerful way to support the education and future of Deaf and hard-of-hearing students. By including the school in your will, trust or as a beneficiary, you create a lasting legacy, ensuring that your generosity contributes to ongoing educational opportunities and programs. Your bequest helps sustain the school's financial well-being, providing a reliable source of funding for facilities, initiatives, and student support. It's a simple yet impactful way to express your values, make a positive difference, and leave a meaningful mark on the lives of RSD students and their families. We recommend that you speak with your financial or legal advisor for more information. 
Please let us know if you are planning a bequest or estate gift to RSD, so we may thank you and recognize your thoughtful planning. Call 585-336-5809 or email [email protected].

Gifts of Securities, Stocks & IRA Charitable Distributions

By donating appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares that have been owned for more than one year, donors may avoid capital gains tax.
Normally, a distribution from your Traditional IRA is taxed as ordinary income. However, you may be eligible to make a tax-free qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA to Rochester School for the Deaf. The transfer
“counts” toward your required minimum distribution (RMD).
We recommend that you speak with your financial or legal advisor for more information.
To make a gift of securities, stock, or from you IRA, please contact us at (585) 336-5809 or [email protected].