MAD Annual Fund

Together we can ensure the School of the Madeleine stays strong in 2021-2022, and beyond.

 Each gift to the School of the Madeleine is an investment in our students, faculty, and staff.  Your support of our students today will pay dividends through the lifetime of service and achievements of our Madeleine graduates.  Thank you for sustaining the long-term success and vitality of our school community.

Each gift – no matter the size – helps the following critical initiatives.

  • Provides financial relief for families directly impacted by economic hardship.
  • Supports teaching platforms to maintain student learning and growth both on campus and remotely.
  • Sustains rich and varied curriculum and programs to fully engage our students at all grade levels.

For tax purposes the School of the Madeleine is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, and our tax ID is 94-2955397.

For the past 6 years, 100% of our current parents support the MAD Annual Fund!

“As a Catholic community, our mission is to serve our students and families.  Thank you for partnering with the School of the Madeleine to honor our commitment together.” – Joseph Nagel, Principal

Interested in learning more? Please email Debbie Dinneen or call 510-526-4744.

Donor Levels:

Veritas Circle                           $10,000 +
Dominican Circle                    $5,000 – $9,999
Madeleine Circle                     $2,500 – $4,999
Mother Pia Circle                    $1,000 – $2,499
Patron Circle                            $500 – $999
Angel Circle                              $499 & below
Young Alumni Circle              $20
(within 10 years of graduation)


Corporate matching gifts can double or even triple your gifts to the Madeleine.

Click here for a list of Bay Area matching fund companies.

As we approach the holidays, we bring to close a year that has been marked by many challenges but also many reasons for hope and gratitude. The opportunity to give to and receive from our communities during this turbulent year has been more important than ever.  We are so thankful for our School of the Madeleine community that has rallied together during this time.

If you are planning to participate in Giving Tuesday, we ask you to consider a charitable donation to the School of the Madeleine. Your gift will help offset new demands on our budget due to the pandemic, and support our efforts to provide an adaptable and robust distance learning program, and our families in need.

How are we doing?  We have worked hard to retain our wonderful teachers, update our curriculum for home/classroom learning, and offer scholarship help to some of our families in need.

We are managing well but rely on your gifts to provide critical funding to support distance learning and families in need through new iPads, computers, software licenses, apps, and tuition assistance.

How can I help?  You can make a tax-deductible donation using your credit card here (Click & Pledge), or send a check (please put Giving Tuesday in the memo line) to the School of the Madeleine, 1225 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94709.

Please consider making a one-time, or recurring contribution, to provide our students and teachers with the resources needed to take our Dominican Pillars of service, study, community, and prayer, and make an impact on our community and world!

Outright gifts can include cash, Visa, or Mastercard. The School of the Madeleine is a 501c(3) and all cash gifts are tax-deductible up to the maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income. Donate now using our secure giving portal Click & Pledge.

Corporate matching gifts can double or even triple your gifts to the Madeleine. Click here for a list of Bay Area matching fund companies. If your company is unlisted, your Human Resources department can provide you with instructions on how to process a match – it usually takes five minutes to fill out a form. If you designate the Madeleine for a matching fund gift please let us know so we can link your name to the business donation!

Memorial or honorary gifts can be made to honor a loved one, or commemorate a significant event. Families of those honored will be sent notification of the donor’s gift. All gifts are tax deductible and will be acknowledged in our donor report.

Gifts of stock or other appreciated property offer two-fold tax savings. Donors pay no capital gains on increased value of the appreciated property and receive an income tax deduction for the full market value at the time of the gift.

Transferring securities is easy, but to ensure proper tax credit and accurate processing of your stock donation, please contact the Advancement Office for a transfer form or more information.

Real property, either in entirety or in part, can be deeded to the School of the Madeleine in your will or trust.

If you are 70-1/2 or older, you can contribute the Minimum Required Distribution (up to $100,000 per year) from your Individual Retirement Account to the School of the Madeleine tax-free. The money must be transferred, via your IRA check or through your IRA’s administrator, to the Oakland Diocese to qualify as tax-exempt, and please don’t forget to list the School of the Madeleine as the beneficiary. Please let us know to expect your gift; otherwise the funds may arrive without your name.

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