The Abbot Hill Society recognizes alumni, parents and friends of HighMowingSchool 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, please let us know that you have included High Mowing in your estate plans. Questions should be directed to Eleanor Owen, who can be reached at email@example.com
Planned gifts can be made in numerous ways, many of which can benefit the donor as well as the School. Possibilities include the following:
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.
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.
Meet multiple goals with this most-flexible life-income gift.
"What if High Mowing were to disappear? It would be a far more shallow society. I would not have had as meaningful and varied a life without High Mowing. It encouraged me to open the doors of learning, to accept responsibility, and to value all people. It was a gift to my life and continued to be a force during challenging times when I would stand back and ask, 'How would the people at High Mowing look at and act upon this?'"
~ Renie Taylor '59,
Chair of Planned Giving Committee
For more information about including High Mowing School in your estate plans or becoming a member of the Abbot Hill Society, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 654-2391.
Founded in 1942, High Mowing School is an accredited Waldorf co-educational school serving day, boarding, and homestay students in Wilton, NH, from early childhood through grade 12. HMS is a place to grow intellectually, artistically, and socially while living and learning with students from across town and around the world. Accredited by NEASC and AWSNA (high school current; lower school in process).