Planned Giving at Kent School

Meet Our Donors

John and Mary K. Stevens Akin '67


Several years ago, my husband John and I were having one of those discussions about our families, future and finances. Among other topics, we talked about wanting to invest in certain educational institutions which have meant a lot to us over the years. We also talked about our parents and how difficult it is for many retirees to live comfortably...  More

Ellen Griggs '73


Ellen Griggs's experience as a Kent student and later as the President of the Alumni Council inspired her to make Kent the beneficiary of her will in honor of her 40th Reunion. Ellen's generous bequest will continue the Griggs family's support of the School, which began with her father, Alexander Griggs '48. More

Charles F. '58 and Eva Lippincott


Charles made Kent School the secondary beneficiary of a substantial Individual Retirement Account. Read what it means to Charles to be able to provide support to Kent School and give back to an organization that gave him so many opportunities. More

Persis Luke '75


My experience at Kent School continually stands out in my heart and mind as one of the most positive influences in my life. To this day it's the gift that keeps giving. I decided to give to the Kent School Community in two ways: as a beneficiary of my regular estate through my will, and as a beneficiary of a variable annuity. More

Boynton M. Schmitt '44


Boynton Schmitt '44 funded a Charitable Lead Trust with assets from which he had no need of immediate income. Over a ten year period, this trust will generate a series of substantial outright gifts to Kent School and two other charities Boynton has chosen to support. More

J.F. Dugan and Lynn Doe Shipway '66


Lynn and Dugan have jointly provided in their wills for a bequest that will one day fund The John F. and Lynn Doe Shipway Scholarships. Once established, income from this endowed fund will — annually and in perpetuity — provide "one or more scholarships." More

William W. Wurts '55


"I strongly believe that we owe something to the people who were part of our development." With that in mind, Bill made arrangements for a planned gift to the William H. Armstrong Endowed Teaching Chair through a bequest in his will and a deferred gift annuity. More

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