Planned Giving

Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely

Did you know there are creative ways to support New Canaan Country School? Ways in which Country School, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and Country School.


Name Country School in Your Will

Take this easy step to ensure Country School’s vibrancy into the future. A gift through your will or estate is the easiest gift you can make today.


Stocks and Investment Accounts: You've Planned for the Future

You receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.

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Life Insurance: A Wise Charitable Gift

Designate Country School to receive all or a percentage of your life insurance policy proceeds.

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The Welles Society: Giving for Tomorrow

The Welles Society honors those individuals who have made a bequest or lifetime gift to Country School.

In 1996, the Board of Trustees established the Welles Society, named after the school’s first Headmaster, Henry H. Welles. The society recognizes those donors who, while wisely planning their own finances, also understand the importance of giving back to the school that set the foundation for their lives.Behind the recognition of Country School as a National Exemplary Blue Ribbon School stands the quiet but generous financial support of countless individuals. Our school could neither have achieved nor sustained its present leadership position without the steadfast commitment of its parents, graduates and friends.

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