Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a contribution to B.E.S.T. Your financial support is essential in helping ambitious, lower-income African American students as they seek to gain access to an independent school education. Your gift also enables B.E.S.T. to provide the programming necessary to position our enrolled students for success.

Online Giving 

Please visit our online giving page to make a secure donation through Network for Good.

Find Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust under “Business” on Venmo @BestTrust

Give quickly and securely through Zelle using the B.E.S.T. Cell Phone Number:


Please make your check payable to Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust and mail it to: Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, 900 E. Fayette Street, P.O. Box 13470, Baltimore, MD 21203.

Credit Card
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. To make a gift using your credit card, you may give online or call the Development Staff at 410.752.2225 to make your gift by phone.

Matching Gifts
You may be able to double or even triple your contribution with a Matching Gift from your employer or your spouse’s employer. Please ask your Human Resources Department if they offer Matching Gifts.

Gifts of Stock
Securities are often the best way to make a gift to the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust. There is a two-fold benefit to making a gift of stock: a charitable deduction for the current fair market value and no personal capital gains taxes on the appreciation. For more information about gifts of securities, please contact our Development Staff 410.752.2225.

Workplace Giving
Please consider making a designation to the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust through one of the following workplace giving campaigns:

  • Combined Charity Campaign – designation code # 2012
  • Maryland Charity Campaign – designation code # 4772

Please remember B.E.S.T. in your will or trust. Here is sample bequest language you can take to your attorney: “I give to the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, whose mailing address is 900 E. Fayette Street P.O. Box 13470 Baltimore, MD 21203, _______ (insert either dollar amount or a percentage).”

In-Kind Contributions
In addition to financial support, there are other ways to contribute to B.E.S.T. Please contact the Development Staff at 410.752.2225 for further information about in-kind contributions.

B.E.S.T. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and your contribution is fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. We invite your support—and welcome your questions at 410.752.2225.

When considering your gift, please note our Annual Fund Campaign ends on June 30.