Ways to Give

There are many ways you can enhance The Stony Brook School's pursuit of its mission with your financial support.

As an independent institution, we rely not on the support of local, state, and federal taxpayers, but on that of supporting alumni, parents, and donors. Your gift of any amount signifies your belief in the transformative nature of an SBS education.

We encourage you to give to the SBS Annual Fund, which allows us the flexibility to allocate funds for the areas that need it the most. These funds enable us to offer the character education that students needs and ensures that we’re able to provide things like robotics materials in The Innovation Lab, top-notch teachers from across the country, comfortable furniture in the student center, books in the library, dorms that feel like a home-away-from-home, and so much more.


The earnings, interest, and dividends of The Stony Brook School's Endowment Fund are an important source of revenue, helping to underwrite a percentage of the School's operating and capital budgets each year. Valued at $17.4 million, our Endowment is composed of unrestricted funds (to be used where most needed) as well as funds restricted for specific purposes and programs. The invested principal of the Endowment grows through current gifts of cash and appreciated securities, through deferred and estate gifts, and through reinvestment of earnings to provide for inflation.

The growth of our Endowment is vital to SBS's long-term financial stability.


You can make a gift of cash conveniently online by credit card. You will have the option of setting up a recurring gift on a monthly or quarterly basis, and you can search our matching gift database to see if your employer will match your gift.

You can also send a check made out to The Stony Brook School to the below address. On the memo line, indicate the fund(s) to which you are donating.

The Stony Brook School
Advancement Office
1 Chapman Parkway
Stony Brook, NY 11790

The Curtis Circle Planned Giving Society is The Stony Brook School's recognition society for those who make a planned gift to the School.

A gift of a bequest, a life income gift, life insurance, or naming us a beneficiary of another financial asset will secure your membership in the Curtis Circle.  Of course, if you prefer to make your gift anonymously we will happily accommodate your request.

Unless for naming credit in a campaign, Curtis Circle members are never asked for written proof of their gifts. All gift information is treated as confidential, should you choose to share it with us. We will also gladly secure your gift documentation if you prefer. All we ask is that you tell us the type of gift you have made.

For more information on giving through your estate, please contact the SBS Advancement Office at 631-941-1559 or email giving@sbs.org.

For information on how to set up a wire transfer, please contact the Advancement Associate for Stewardship at 631-941-1559, or giving@sbs.org for instructions.

Stocks or other investments that have grown in value can become a substantial gift made at a low net cost to you.

A gift of appreciated stock generally offers two-fold tax savings: 1. You avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock; and 2. you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. Your stock generally must have been held long-term (more than one year).

The Stony Brook School will not hold gifts of stock. All stock gifts will be liquidated upon receipt.

If you would like to donate a gift of stock to the School, it is important that we are notified of the details prior to the transfer so that we may receive and process the gift in a timely manner as well as accurately identify, allocate and acknowledge your gift.

Please notify Kelley Martin at 631-941-1559 or giving@sbs.org with stock gift details and to receive current SBS delivery transfer instructions.

For more information about potential gifts of real estate, please contact the Advancement Associate for Stewardship at 631-941-1559 or giving@sbs.org.

A will bequest is an easy way to support The Stony Brook School.  A gift in your will has no lifetime cost, and your estate may earn a charitable estate tax deduction for the value of your gift. Your attorney can include a gift to Stony Brook when she/he prepares your will.  You will need to give your attorney our legal name and tax ID number.  Including The Stony Brook School in your will makes you a member of the Curtis Circle, our society of planned giving donors.

To discuss this option, contact the Advancement Associate for Stewardship at 631-941-1559 or giving@sbs.org.

You can make The Stony Brook School the owner of a whole life insurance policy or designate the School as a beneficiary.  Either option provides tax benefits for you.

To discuss this option, contact the Advancement Associate for Stewardship at 631-941-1559 or giving@sbs.org.

Using our legal name and tax ID number, you can designate The Stony Brook School as a beneficiary of many types of financial assets, including the following: retirement plans (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pensions; commercial annuities; bank and brokerage accounts; any asset with a death benefit.

For more information on the most appropriate way for you to invest in The Stony Brook School, please consult your financial advisor.

Proceeds from this project will be added to the Annual Fund, which is used each year to further The Stony Brook School's mission. Whether it's hiring new faculty, renovating dorms, resurfacing basketball courts, or remodeling the Hollis Student Center, the Annual Fund helps SBS advance to the next century.

In celebration of The Stony Brook School’s centennial, we have published An Enduring Vision, 100 Years of Character Before Career - a book that beautifully illustrates the history of The Brook, containing photos and stories from faculty and alumni from the past 100 years. The Centennial Book is now available below.

Centennial Book