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Leave Your Legacy by Investing in the Future  of Georgetown Day School

Legacy gifts provide a way for you to help ensure the financial future of Georgetown Day School. We welcome legacy gifts and encourage you to consider including the School in your estate plan.

Legacy giving—also called planned giving—allows you to pass on more than just possessions and money upon your death. A legacy gift to GDS is a way to communicate your ethics and values to your heirs, as well as provide them with an exceptional School strengthened by your philanthropy. 

By including GDS in your estate plan, you join our Gladys Stern Society. Your gift will leave a legacy to help ensure that future Hoppers leave the School with a lifelong love of learning, a broadly rounded fund of knowledge, the commitment to honor the integrity and worth of each individual, and the willingness and capacity to bring needed change to a troubled world. That’s a tall order, but it’s been our inspiration and focus for more than 75 years.   

There are a number of ways to include Georgetown Day School in your estate plan:

Beneficiary Designations
- Name GDS as a beneficiary in your will
- Name GDS as a beneficiary in your retirement account
- Name GDS as a beneficiary in your insurance policy

Other Charitable Estate Planning Tools
- Trusts and other arrangements that provide you with an income for the remainder of your life
- Trusts that provide GDS with an income for a period of time
- Other methods that could also be employed to benefit both GDS and you

A legacy gift may offer significant tax benefits and reduce estate settlement costs while fulfilling your philanthropic goals. If you would like to explore legacy giving opportunities, please contact us. While no one at GDS can advise you on tax, legal, or estate matters, we can initiate or join the conversation to help you craft your plans.

Please take a moment to consider including Georgetown Day School in your estate plans. Your support is our lifeline to the future. 

If you have already made a provision in your estate plans for GDS, we thank you for your generosity. Please let us know so that we may express our gratitude and recognize you as a member of the Gladys Stern Society.

Contact Us

"Lynn" McNair

"Lynn" McNair

Chief Advancement Officer
"Jeffrey" Delozier

"Jeffrey" Delozier

Senior Manager, Major Gifts and Donor Services
"Doug" White

"Doug" White

Senior Philanthropic Advisor