Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Legacy Giving

A Legacy Gift is a donation from your assets instead of cash. With it you can create a meaningful philanthropic legacy through your will, beneficiary designation, trust or annuity. At Walnut Hill, we provide various giving options that have tax benefits and or life income depending on your goals.

Planned gifts enable you to create a philanthropic legacy much more meaningful than you may have ever imagined.

Walnut Hill established The Ellison Circle to recognize the thoughtfulness of donors who make legacy gifts. The group was named after Beatrice J. Edgerly Ellison, class of 1911 who made a gift of $1,184,000 from a charitable remainder trust. Since that time we have grown to a modest membership of 193 individuals and have seen gifts ranging from $3,000 to $3 million from alumni, family and friends who included Walnut Hill in their wills and other charitable gift arrangements

The gifts you plan today will create a solid foundation for Walnut Hill far into the future. We will be happy to share more information with you about legacy gifts and how they can meet your personal, financial and philanthropic goals.

Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to welcoming you to The Ellison Circle.

Your Will & Sample Language for Your Will
Beneficiary Designation / Trusts or Annuities
Charitable Lead Unitrust / Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
Charitable Remainder Trust / Charitable Gift Annuity
Appreciated Assets - How it Works & Benefits

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For additional inquiries please contact:
Marie Longo, Chief Advancement Officer