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Planned Giving

Eliot & Thompson Society

Our deepest gratitude to the following individuals and families who have made MICDS a priority in their estate planning. Your legacy will support many future generations of MICDS students.

Anonymous (20)
Anonymous* (15)
Dr. Stephen C. Achuff
Ms. Cynthia Armstrong
Eugenie L. Armstrong
Mrs. Newell A. Augur *
Mr. Willard Bartlett III
William A. Bowersox
Mr. Dudley A. Bragdon III *
Mrs. John Brodhead Jr.*
Mr. Carl A. Brooks*
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Brouster Sr.
Miss Katherine Ward Burg*
Mrs. Jane Burke*
Spencer and Phoebe Burke
Clay Calvert
Miss Adelaide Cherbonnier*
Mrs. Nancy H. Child
Nick and Marian* Clifford
Janet Codding*
Mr. John C. Compton
Karen and Bert Condie
Mr.* and Mrs.* Herbert D. Condie Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Barry J. Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher K. Coulter
Mrs. Bertram B. Culver Jr. *
Mr. William C. D'Arcy Jr.*
Mr. Rolf G. de Leuw*
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. William O. DeWitt Jr.
Mr.* and Mrs.* George N. Diederich
Mr. William H. Diller Jr.*
Mr. Archibald G. Douglass*
The Hon. Thomas F. Eagleton*
Mr. and Mrs. David Elliott
Susan and Howard Elliott
Mr.* and Mrs.* Warren P. Elmer Jr.
Richard and Judith* Engelsmann
George H. Erker*
Alyn* and Marlyn* Essman
Mr.* and Mrs. L. Rumsey Ewing
Mr. David P. Ferriss*
Mrs. Rosemary Weisels Flance*
Mr. and Mrs. John Freund
Mr. R. Fairfax Funsten Jr.*
Mr. Robert L. Funsten*
R. Andy Gail
Mr.* and Mrs. Edmond A. Garesche III
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Gillespie
Mr. and Mrs. Louis S. Goltermann III
Mr.* and Mrs. Milton Greenfield Jr.
Ms. Irene Guay*
Anne Bright Gundelfinger
Mr. Arthur G. Hailand Jr.*
Mr. and Mrs. Earle H. Harbison Jr.
Mr. Clark A. Hardesty
Mrs. Jane Harris*
Harvard K. Hecker*
Ms. Noel Messing Hefty
Bob Hermann, Jr.
Mr.*and Mrs.* Henry H. Hitchcock
Mr. Lon Hocker*
Mrs. Olive Moffitt Holliday*
Ms. Elizabeth A. Homeier
Mr.* and Mrs.* J. Joseph Horan
Mr.* and Mrs.* Arthur Howell Jr.
Sheila Morrin Humphreys
Mrs. William Y. Humphreys III*
Mrs. E.R. Hurd Jr.*
Chris and Lisa Imbs
Ms. Patricia B. Istwan
Mr. T. Frank James III
Ms. Marilyn R. Janning-Bollmeier
Majorie Johnson
Mr.* and Mrs. Henry O. Johnston
Mr. James C. Jones III*
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Jones
Laura Kloos Justiss
Ralph W. Kalish, Jr.* and Eleanor L. Withers
Mr. Henry G. Keeler Jr. *
Mrs. Gordon Ketcham*
Ms. Kathleen M. Kohlbry
John C. and Bonnie B. Latzer
Mrs. Hadley Baur Laughlin
Mrs. Alice Brenneke Lawton*
Ina Mae Levy*
Mr. Joseph W. Lewis Jr.*
Allison Light
Mr. John S. Lionberger Jr.*
Ronald Lowy
Mr. and Mrs. John P. MacCarthy
Mrs. John Macrae Jr.*
Mrs. Mark G. Magnuson Jr.*
Philip Edward Mann
Dr. and Mrs. Daryl Johnathon Martin Jr.
William H. and Christine S. Marx Jr.
Mrs. Thomas D. Masters*
Mr. and Mrs. James S. McDonnell III
The Rev. Todd and Sabine McDowell
Mrs. Lesley Knowles McIntire
Lisa D. and Robert W. McLaughlin
Mrs. Wilma J. Messing*
Mrs. David D. Metcalfe Jr.*
Mr. David Metcalfe*
The Rev. Nancy Miller
Mark D. Mittleman
Mary Gratiot Monzingo*
Mr. John W. Moore*
Irene Randolph Morrill
Mr. Richard T. Nelson and Family
Dr. Roger P. Nye
Mr. Louis W. Ochs Jr.*
Mr.* and Mrs.* William R. Orthwein Jr.
Mr.* and Mrs.* Robert E. Osgood
Mrs. Pierre L. Papin Jr.*
James R. and Katherine C. Pender
Jean Mitchell Pennington*
Mrs. William H. Petring*
Jane Winter Pettus*
Georgia Simmons Pierpont
Mrs. Emilie Pope Plake*
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Polk Jr.
Steve and Kim Pope
Maurice and Catherine Quiroga
Ms. Patricia Ann Reaves
Joseph E. Rechter
Mr. Oscar W. Rexford*
Charles G. Riepe
JoAnn Rivinus Vorih
Mr.* and Mrs. Joel A. Rogers
Mrs. Margaret J. Rowan*
Virginia Russell Rowe
Mrs. Stephen W. Rule*
Mr. Jeffrey G. Rush
Jason T. Saghir
Christopher P. Sagovac and Gail E. Weiss
Mr. David G. Sanders and Ms. Lisa L. Lyle
Mr.* and Mrs.* Henry J. Scherck
Mr.* and Mrs.* Gordon Scherck Jr.
David and Mimi Brown Schmid
Mr.* and Mrs.* Frederick A. Schultz
Mr.* and Mrs.* Richard D. Shelton
Mr. and Mrs. John Shepley
Mr. Steven C. Shepley
Mrs. George H. Shields*
Dr. and Mrs.* William A. Sims Jr.
Daniel E. Singer
Mr. E. Lemoine Skinner Jr.*
Mr. W. R. Skinner Jr.*
Mrs. Katharine A. Smith*
Charles S. Sommer
Mr.* and Mrs. Stanley Spencer
Dr. Jamie Spencer
Celeste Dubuque Sprung
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Stupp Jr.
Mrs. Jane C. Taylor*
Mr. Vincent F. Townsend II*
Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Turner
Thomas S. Tuthill
Mr. Charles P. Twitchell*
Janet L. Volkman*
Dr. Harlan P. Wallingford*
David S. Weiss and Bobby D. Sanderson
Mr.* and Mrs. Ted C. Wetterau
Mrs. Howard U. Wilson*
Miss Ruth A. Wilson*
Mrs. William D. Wurdack

* indicates deceased

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

To make a bequest to MICDS from your estate, you must sign a new will or trust instrument, add a codicil to your present will or make an amendment to your present trust instrument. A donor may provide the following type of language: "I give [the sum of $_______] or [____% of the residue of my estate/trust] to MICDS, 101 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124." To ensure that your exact intentions are carried out, estate planning documents should be prepared in consultation with an attorney and possibly discussed with Kelly Dopman '76.

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to MICDS or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to MICDS as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to MICDS as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and MICDS where you agree to make a gift to MICDS and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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