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Abbot Hill Society

Ensuring the Future of High Mowing School

The Abbot Hill Society recognizes alumni/ae, parents and friends of High Mowing School who have included the School in their estate plans. Members of the Abbot Hill Society help guarantee High Mowing’s future by arranging bequests or establishing trusts which provide a dependable and reliable source of income for the School and future generations. To become a member of the Abbot Hill Society let us know  (email or call 603 654-9408 ext. 105) that you have included High Mowing in your estate plans.

Planned gifts can be made in numerous ways, many of which can benefit the donor as well as the School. Possibilities include the following:

Gifts by Will

You can leave a lasting legacy by naming a bequest to High Mowing School in your will. If you have already done so, please email so we can recognize your generosity with membership in the Abbot Hill Society. You may include the School in your will by leaving a percentage of the estate, a specific dollar amount, or by naming High Mowing School as the residual beneficiary. Estate taxes can be reduced by making a bequest.

Life Insurance

When you name High Mowing School the owner and beneficiary of an insurance policy, you ensure a significant gift to the School and are entitled to a current charitable income tax deduction.

Retirement Plans

You may be able to accomplish more with these assets by designating them to High Mowing School. If left to noncharitable heirs (other than your spouse), retirement plan assets are subject to income and estate taxes. With a change of beneficiary form, you can designate High Mowing as a partial or whole recipient of your retirement plan. You can also designate High Mowing as a contingent beneficiary providing for the School should your primary beneficiary predecease you.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Receive a fixed payout and important tax benefits.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Freeze the taxable value of appreciating assets: use them to make gifts today, then transfer them to family later.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts

An individually managed trust that reduces income and capital gains taxes and pays stable, predictable income.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

Meet multiple goals with this most-flexible life-income gift.

For more information about the including High Mowing School in your estate plans or becoming a member of the Abbot Hill Society, please contact Kathy Boss,  603 654-9408 ext. 105.

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