With a new Web presence and targeted messaging, planned giving offers something for everyone.

Two transformational bequests have helped to shape Lawrenceville over the years. The first, from the estate of John Cleve Green, Class of 1816, remade Lawrenceville into the School we know today, building the Circle Houses (and thereby introducing the House System), Woods Memorial Hall and Edith Memorial Chapel, and creating an Olmsted environmental legacy that continues to be a hallmark of the School. The second, from the estate of English Master Henry Woods ’40 H’59 ’62 and his wife, Janie H’40, so distinguished the Bicentennial Campaign in commemoration of Lawrenceville’s 200th anniversary that Mem Hall was renamed in their honor.

Planned gifts don’t need to be transformational to make a significant difference, and can be a terrific philanthropic option for virtually anyone, giving all donors an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy to Lawrenceville. A new Web presence – and a host of  brochures – explain the ins, outs and advantages of planned giving at any age and for any relevant circumstance. With straightforward examples and diagrams, gift planning tools, and donor stories, Lawrenceville’s planned giving Web pages and twice-yearly newsletter demystify the planned giving universe. The Web pages let you compare gift options, request a calculation of your benefits, and even consult a glossary of financial and estate-planning terms.

Of course, Director of Planned Giving Jerry Muntz, jmuntz@lawrenceville.org or (609) 620-6064 is always happy to help with information or answers to your questions.

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