The Abbot Hill Society recognizes alumni, parents and friends ofHighMowingSchool 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 Heather Carver, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, who can be reached at (603) 654-9408 ext 135 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Heather Carver at email@example.com or (603) 654-9408 ext. 135.
Founded in 1942, HMS is an accredited Waldorf co-educational high school serving day and boarding students in Wilton, NH. High Mowing merged with Pine Hill Waldorf School in 2017, creating an early childhood through grade 12 Waldorf school—a place to grow intellectually, artistically, and socially while living and learning with students from across town and around the world.