Trustees and administrators announced the formation of a new planned giving society in the spring of 2011, called the Clanlo Society. The Clanlo Society was established to honor and recognize those individuals who have included St. George’s Independent School in their estate plans. These gifts represent an outstanding commitment to the school and help ensure that St. George’s maintains an excellent student body, talented faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities into the future.
The inaugural gift to the society is from a deceased donor, Lois Claire Schwamm. Ms. Schwamm had no formal connection to St. George’s, yet she was inspired by the St. George’s educational model. The planned giving society will be called the Clanlo Society, in honor of a family-related name of Ms. Schwamm, a retired teacher who taught at Germantown High School and Central High School.
“We are delighted that a member of the community was so taken by our vision of transformative education,” Bill Taylor, School President, said. “It is unusual for a young school such as St. George’s to announce such an ambitious funding initiative, and it is all thanks to the generosity of this and several other key supporters.”
Planned Giving intentions are easier than you might think. The Advancement Staff is willing to help you and your lawyer, accountant, or financial team make long term estate arrangements to provide for the sustainable future of St.George’s Independent School. In addition, the school proactively sends a gift planning newsletter on a quarterly basis. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter please contact Jay Philpott.
Each gift planning intention enables St. George’s Independent School to plan for the future. These intentions are also a generous ways for donors to set an example for others and to provide for a sustainable school. You can confirm an estate intention today by completing our form here.