Gifts: Ways to Donate

Ways to Give

Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is a 501(c)(3) qualified charitable organization and therefor donations are tax deductible as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Service.


Online Options

One time or recurring online gifts


Adventist School Pay


Adventist School Pay is managed by the North American Division. This internet tool allows you to process a credit card or EFT gift to Rio Lindo with specified restrictions. Although ASP requires a login, it gives you the cost-effective convenience of online giving. Your login provides Rio Lindo all the information needed for a donation receipt, (mailing address, name, gift amount, gift date, and restriction designations).
You also receive an immediate email confirming your gift transaction. Plus, you can review your giving history.

Bill Pay through your bank

You can enter “Rio Lindo Adventist Academy” as one of your Bill Pay Recipients. You determine when to send gifts, and they mail the check to Rio Lindo for you.

Recurring Credit Card Gifts

ONLINE…The online credit card option (powered by PayPal) provides a recurring option.

PHONE…Contact Rio to complete a Credit Card gift over the phone. Recurring Credit Card gifts processed at Rio are set up by mail or phone.

YOUR CREDIT CARD…Some credit card companies offer recurring bill pay and you can set up directly with them, then they mail a check to Rio Lindo per your designated schedule.

MAIL…complete and mail a check or credit card gift using:


Does your company offer a matching program for employee charitable donations? Ask your Human Resources representative; Rio will work to complete the gift verification process.

Is your business willing to match campaign efforts? The Development Office would love to hear from you.


Go to

Create an account, register rewards cards or credit cards, designate Rio Lindo as one of your charities. eScrip utilizes spending data for marketing research and donates to your charity based on activity. You can see reports of how much your charity has received on your behalf. Rio receives a monthly check. More info is available on their website.

Gifts of Property

Rio Lindo accepts gifts of property*, including:

  • Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, other securities
  • Real property (land, personal residences, rental & commercial property)
  • Tangible property (items for educational purposes or silent auctions)

*Note: Rio Lindo works with the expertise of the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Trust Services & Treasury departments to transfer gifts appropriately and confirm communication of the gifts. Rio Lindo must ensure that gifts are in congruence with the Northern California Conference Gift Acceptance Policy. Rio Lindo utilizes the assistance of the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists when dealing with particular types of gifts. Please discuss with Julie or the Northern California Conference Trust Services before initiating a transfer so we can appropriately coordinate and be certain your expectations are achieved.

Estate Planning

Designate Rio Lindo Adventist Academy as a beneficiary of your Will, Trust, IRA, or Life Insurance Policy. Please work with Julie or directly with the Northern California Conference Trust Services Department who will provide appropriate titling and designation information for your documents.

Wise tax planning can make your money go farther. Charities pays zero taxes on donations made for its charitable purposes (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service).

Typically, Invested Retirement Accounts have a high taxability and an individual receiving the funds pays a large percentage of the gift in taxes. If your IRA gift is donated to a 501(c)3 charity, the taxability is a non-issue and more of your gift is preserved.

Commonly, Life Insurance Policies have zero taxability to any beneficiary. If you are planning to give money from your estate to individuals and charities, it is often better to give the highest taxable items to charity and the lowest taxable items to individuals.

Please consult your tax advisor and/or estate planning attorney regarding your personal situation. You may request Rio Lindo send a representative to meet with you and your advisors or attorneys as you plan your estate. Rio Lindo Adventist Academy does not provide legal or tax advice, but rather is there to assist in discussions on how to best complete your intended gift.

If you wish to communicate directly with the Northern California Conference Trust Department, click here to connect to their web page.

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