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Your Legacy will be an Avonian's Future

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I give to Avon Old Farms School?

Bequests and other forms of Planned Giving ensure that Avon Old Farms will remain the best college preparatory school for boys. Our endowment helps us sustain generous financial aid so that an Avon education is accessible to young men of integrity. The endowment allows us to be a leader in educational programs that prepare our boys to succeed in college and beyond. Our campus will be preserved for future Avonians and your gift will support the school for generations to come.

What is the best way to give to Avon Old Farms School?

There is no “best way.” Rather, there are many ways to give. You can write a check, use a credit card, transfer stock, bonds, retirement plan assets, or real estate. You can make a gift in your will or designate us as the beneficiary of an IRA. If you’d like our help exploring gift opportunities, please contact us to get in touch.

How do I know how my gift will be used?

You can apply it to an existing program... you can specify that it be applied to a larger, yet general goal... or you can state that a gift should be used to support Avon Old Farms School area of greatest need.

How do I designate how I want my gift to be used?

You can specify your wishes with a Letter of Intent or by creating a Memorandum of Agreement. Or simply write in the memo portion of your check how you want your gift to be used.

How can I find out more about making a gift of stock or including Avon Old Farms School in my estate plan?

Please contact us and we will be happy to talk to you about gift opportunities.

What is the difference between a designated gift and an unrestricted gift?

A designated gift is used for the special purpose that you specify. An unrestricted gift is put in the general fund that supports Avon Old Farms School current needs.

How does a gift in my will work?

A gift in your will—a charitable bequest—lets you make a gift now that is realized some time in the future. Simply designate in your will that Avon Old Farms School receives a specific amount or certain property at your death. If you already have a will, your attorney can easily amend it through a codicil. Since a bequest gift is not completed today, you have the opportunity to change the gift arrangement if your needs or goals change. For many of our supporters, a charitable bequest is an ideal way to make a meaningful gift.

I’d like to make a gift but I don’t know if I can make a gift now...

Whatever your philanthropic goals, planning now is the right thing to do. But planning now does not mean you have to give now. Some of the most meaningful and rewarding gifts are those that can be planned today and completed later. Ask us for more information.



Please contact Sarah Wallace, Planned Giving Manager, at 860-404-4267,