Our community began with a gift.

In 1872, Thomas Peddie gave $25,000 to support the New Jersey Classical and Scientific Institute. In return, the school gratefully changed its name to Peddie, and a tradition of generosity was born.

That tradition continues today. Gifts from alumni, parents, faculty and friends have a transformational impact on Peddie and the experience of each student. They help support the important work we do today and ensure our legacy for the future.

There are many ways to support Peddie. Gifts to the Peddie Fund provide us with immediate financial flexibility and support for advancement and new initiatives. Planned Giving and support for our endowment and special projects is an investment in Peddie’s future.

We thank those who support Peddie for their commitment to our school - to its past, its present and all that has yet to come.

Peddie had a tremendous impact on the people that we are today. We give back so that others can experience what we did - an experience that we are most grateful for.Edward C. Dippold III '81 P'12

Ways to give

Gifts of cash

A gift of cash is the simplest and most immediate way to support Peddie. These donations are fully tax deductible in the year the gift was given.

Online giving

To make a gift via credit card, please visit Peddie's secure online giving form. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If you'd prefer to make your donation by phone, call 609-944-7521.

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By mail

Should you wish to make a gift by mail, please make your check payable to Peddie School and mail to:

The Office of Alumni and Development
Peddie School
201 South Main Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520-3349

Cash or wire transfers

Through a wire transfer, you can give a gift from anywhere in the world directly to Peddie School. Your bank of choice should be able to complete this process for you using the information below. Please see our wire transfer instructions for complete details.

Bank name: Wells Fargo
Bank routing number: 121000248
Account name: Peddie School
Account number: 2100011970904

For incoming international fund transfers, the existing identification numbers will be:
CHIPS participant number: 0407


Should you wish to make a gift through Venmo, please find us @PeddieSchool. Please include your full name and class year in the comments field.

Gifts of Stock

Giving appreciated securities is a tax-wise way to support Peddie. Please see our stock transfer instructions for complete details, and call 609-944-7521 in advance of making a gift of securities in order to ensure proper crediting and timely acknowledgement.

Merrill Lynch
Peddie School
Account # 876-04A54

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program; you can double or triple the size – and impact – of your gift to Peddie at no additional cost to you. Please enter your company's name in the search box below to see if your company will match your gift.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

Peddie alumni and friends who have reached age 70 1/2 can take advantage of charitable IRA distributions each year. A direct transfer up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account to Peddie does not incur federal income tax. Gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction, but may be counted toward an individual's minimum required distribution. For more information, please contact Regina Ketting at or 609-944-7521.

Planned Gifts

Estate gifts offer significant tax advantages while allowing donors to make sizeable and important contributions to the future of Peddie. These gifts qualify you for membership in the Bell Society. Please visit our gift planning page or contact Regina Ketting for more information.

Gifts for the Future. The cornerstone gift of the Bell Society is the bequest intention, a gift in your will or revocable living trust. This future gift can take the form of a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Moreover, you can name Peddie as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy or other accounts. All of these result in federal estate tax deductions.

Gifts that Pay You Income. Life income plans provide you with a stream of payments and significant tax benefits, while making a meaningful gift to Peddie. Peddie offers a wide variety of planned gift options including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and the Peddie Pooled Income Fund.

Learn more about planned giving

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Meet the Team

Amy Cross

Amy Cross

Director of Major Gifts
Brian Davidson

Brian Davidson

Director of Alumni Relations
Mary Donohue

Mary Donohue

Office Manager and Gift Planning Administrator
Deanna Harkel

Deanna Harkel

Director of Stewardship
Laura Hazlett

Laura Hazlett

Director of Peddie Fund
Lynn Klionsky

Lynn Klionsky

Development Operations Coordinator

Renee LaPorte

Assistant Director of Prospect Management and Research
Mary Mahoney '94

Mary Mahoney '94

Associate Director, Peddie Fund Leadership
Julia Meneghin

Julia Meneghin

Director of Prospect Management and Research
Anthony Parrish

Anthony Parrish

Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Kathleen Patt

Kathleen Patt

Administrative Assistant
Laura-Lee Radtke

Laura-Lee Radtke

Director of Special Events

Karyn Vella

Assistant Head for Development
Snigdha Verma

Snigdha Verma

Director of Development Operations