Legacy for Laurel is the program by which Laurel supporters in the present honor its past by planning for the School’s future. Over the years, much of the School's financial stability has stemmed from bequests and other planned gifts. For instance, alumnae and friends have used gift planning to help build Laurel's nearly $50 million endowment.
To maintain this progress, we invite alumnae, parents, parents of alumnae, faculty members, grandparents and friends to join those who have already included Laurel School in their estate plans. Membership begins with the date of your commitment and it never ends. There is no minimum amount or percentage of estate that qualifies you for membership: only your desire to make a perpetual statement of support.

A planned gift to Laurel School might take the form of:
  • A Bequest in a Will
  • A gift from a Trust
  • A Charitable Gift Annuity
  • A Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
  • Designation as a Beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy
  • Designation as a Beneficiary of a Retirement Plan or IRA
On Dec. 18, 2015, Congress reinstated the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 is legislation that includes a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. Donors age 70 ½ or older can now make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from their Individual Retirement Accounts to eligible charities, including colleges, universities and independent schools.

Membership in Legacy for Laurel is extended to all alumnae, parents, faculty and friends who make a provision in their estate plans to benefit the School.

For more information about Legacy for Laurel, please contact:

Venta Cantwell
Director of Development

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