Ways to Give

Every gift to Bentley School is a direct investment in:

  • ambitious, college-prep curricula
  • the recruitment and retention of talented and dedicated teachers
  • vibrant visual and performing arts
  • skillful use of instructional technology
  • comprehensive athletic programs
  • campus facilities and extracurricular programs
  • Bentley’s enduring commitment to diversity
The following options are available to anyone who would like to make a gift to Bentley School. Donations may be made outright or pledged and paid over a defined period of time. Please contact the Advancement Office at to make a gift or discuss these options in detail. All gifts made to Bentley School are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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  • Cash or Check

    The giving form now accepts bank transfers–
    enter checking information directly.

    Cash or check gifts may be mailed to:
    Bentley School
    Attn: Advancement Office
    1000 Upper Happy Valley Road
    Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Credit Card and Digital Wallet

    Gifts can be made with a credit card or digital wallet online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, Paypal, Venmo, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
  • Gifts of Stock

    Gifts of appreciated stock may provide beneficial tax implications. To initiate a gift of stock, please email the Advancement Office with your intentions and we will send appropriate documents. Please consult with your tax advisor for more information.
  • Donor Advised Funds

    To make a gift through your charitable investment account, please email the Advancement Office, allowing us to keep an eye out for the transfer or check.
  • Planned Gifts

    A planned gift (also known as a deferred or estate gift) is a wonderful way to support Bentley and may provide additional tax or financial benefits. Let us know if you have included Bentley School in your estate plans or will. Please consult with your tax advisor for more information.
  • Car and Truck Donation

    Donations of vehicles to Bentley is handled through our partner Cars2Charities. Please contact them directly or email the Advancement Office for more details.
Bentley School opened its doors in 1920 and, since then, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, administration, friends, alumni, and parents of alumni have been helping to ensure our school’s future with contributions that demonstrate overwhelming support for the vision and Promise of Bentley

As an independent school and non-profit organization, we depend on every member of our community to help provide the vital components that allow us to effectively deliver our mission to our students—excellent academic, athletic, and artistic programs, dedicated and intellectually curious teachers, beautiful facilities, and a diverse and multi-talented peer group.
    • Supporting Bentley

K - 8 Campus

1 Hiller Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 843-2512

9 - 12 Campus

1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-2101