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Ways to Give


Since 1907, Oratory Prep has been developing young men of faith, intellect and character through and exceptional college preparatory program rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition.  We thank you for your interest in supporting Oratory Prep.  Through thoughtful and generous donors providing support to the Oratory Prep Annual fund, and other initiatives, we are able to continue our mission.  Our alumni, parents, alumni parents, trustees, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends, are encouraged to thoughtfully participate in supporting the school.  There are numerous opportunities for giving, ensuring that we continue providing our students with all the tools necessary for preparing your men for life beyond the classroom.  The Development Office can assist in tailoring a giving plan to meet each donor's philanthropic objectives.


Gifts by check may be mailed to:
Oratory Prep School
Development Office
425 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

Oratory Prep can also accept gifts by credit card. We accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. You can give online, or call the Development Office at 908-273-1084 ext. 2.


Many employers match contributions made to charitable organizations. In addition, spouses’ employers may also match personal contributions as well. In most cases, you will need to fill out a company form and enclose it with your gift. Please check with your companies’ personnel or human resource department for information and matching gift forms.

GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES (Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds)

Gifts of appreciated securities (Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds) are accepted. Securities are an excellent gift, particularly if they have appreciated in value, because the full market value of the stocks is deductible, not just the original purchase price. Thus, you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciated value. Please consult a tax accountant or financial advisor for assistance in these gift choices. For additional information contact the Development Office at 908-273-1084 ext. 2.


The school will accept gifts of real estate. Sale of a residence, vacation home, farm, acreage or vacant lot that has appreciated in value could mean significant capital gain taxes. A gift of property eliminates the capital gains taxes and offers a charitable donation deduction. It is also possible that you and your spouse can continue living in your home as long as you wish, with the house passing to Oratory at your death.


The school will accept fully paid life insurance policies for which the donor has transferred ownership to Oratory Prep.


The school is happy to accept gifts and donations to Oratory Prep made in honor or in memory of family, friends, and other members of the Oratory Prep community.