How to Give

Thank you for considering making a gift to GMS. Ongoing support is essential for the school to grow and flourish. You can give to GMS in a variety of ways. 

Online Giving

Make your gift instantly through our secure online giving page. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover online.

Credit Cards

If you prefer, you can call the Development Office with your credit card information at 650-968-8338. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

Checks or Cash

Checks made payable to The Girls’ Middle School can be dropped off at the Development Office or mailed to the following address:
The Girls’ Middle School, 3400 West Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities offer significant tax advantages to the donor and are easy to arrange. Download this form for your broker and to review detailed instructions. Please contact the Development Office prior to making your gift to ensure proper receipt of your contribution.

Your brokerage firm will need the following information in order to complete the transfer. This information is included on the linked form.

To: First Republic Securities Co, LLC
Account Name: The Girls’ Middle School
Account Number: 33L115392
Clearing Firm: Pershing LLC
Pershing LLC DTC# 0443
Contact Broker: Sam Schoner, Hilary Yu, or Mary Jane Reyes (415) 262-4118

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gift programs are a great way to double or triple your gift. Use our Double Your Donation tool or check with your Human Resources Department to learn whether your company has a matching gifts program and how to start the process.

Planned Gifts

Any asset may be transferred to The Girls’ Middle School by bequest. The gift may be made in your will, through a trust, or by designating The Girls’ Middle School as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan. In the spring of 2019, we announced the Founding Mothers Legacy Giving Circle in honor of the women who through their keen foresight and deep generosity made The Girls' Middle School possible.

In-Kind Contributions

We welcome in-kind donations such as office equipment, classroom supplies, athletic equipment, and other items related to the educational program. Prior to making any in-kind contribution, please contact the Development Office.

The Development Office can provide information about the many ways to give to The Girls’ Middle School. We also are happy to discuss any of our options with your lawyer or financial advisor. The Girls’ Middle School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our federal tax identification number is 94-3253594.


Use AmazonSmile and select The Girls’ Middle School as your charitable organization. Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. AmazonSmile offers the same products, prices, and services of the original Amazon site. Support The Girls’ Middle School by shopping at AmazonSmile.


You can register any or all of your existing grocery loyalty or debit and credit cards for use in the eScrip program. Participating merchants make contributions to GMS based on your purchases. The Girls’ Middle School’s Group ID number is: 138057518.