Leaving a legacy means leaving behind something that people will remember you by: Were you a great performer? A brilliant intellectual? An inspiring coach? A loyal volunteer?
A new survey conducted by Ancestry.com reveals that half of Americans know the name of only one or none of their great-grandparents. And twenty-two percent of Americans do not know what either of their grandfathers do or did for a living.
With the holidays just around the corner, there is no better time to begin learning about family roots and creating lasting memories, especially as families gather together in celebration. As we commemorate our first fifty years, it is our responsibility to set the foundation for continued excellence.
I invite you to join me and others in leaving a legacy at Episcopal by joining the Good Shepherds of Episcopal Legacy Society. We honor those who have made a commitment to the future of our school through planned gifts – whether a simple bequest (gifts from your will), life insurance, trusts or gifts of stock or real estate.
Planned gifts help to fund the endowment, allowing us to enhance our ability to plan for the future, invest in students, and contribute to our financial stability. By designating a percentage or dollar amount of your will or estate to Episcopal, anyone can leave a significant gift and be amongst the Good Shepherds.
Also, please visit our newly launched Legacy site at http://ehsbr.giftlegacy.com/ There you can read about why families in our community have chosen to make a planned gift to Episcopal. You can also find detailed information about ways to make a gift and tax benefits for designating Episcopal as a beneficiary.
Hugh M. McIntosh
Head of School and member of the Good Shepherds of Episcopal Legacy Society