Planned Giving

About Planned Giving

Planned giving is the sweet spot where your philanthropic goals meet Westminster’s future. Regardless of the size of gift you choose, a planned gift will provide peace of mind that the mission and purpose of Westminster School will stay strong and relevant in the future. 

Planned gifts can be simple; a bequest, a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance, or a charitable gift annuity are all easy ways to join the Thring Society. Gifts can also be structured to provide tax advantageous assistance with appreciated assets, wealth transfer, or income for you (and your spouse) for the rest of your life.
When considering a planned gift to Westminster School, please share your intentions and note that the gift details you provide will remain confidential. By sharing the information, it will allow the school to acknowledge the commitment you are making and ensure that your intent matches the resource commitment. Westminster School applies all undesignated planned gifts to the general endowment. 

Making or planning for a gift to Westminster is a thoughtful process, we are working on a website that will provide you with ideas to consider as a part of your financial and estate planning process. In the meantime, please contact me with any questions or to talk about gift options. Always consult your attorney or financial advisor to discuss the personal implications of any gift planning tool. 

Jennifer B. Keyo
Director of Legacy and Leadership Giving

Frequently Asked Questions:

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  • What is the Thring Society?

    Westminster School recognizes those who have made planned gifts as members of the Thring Society. The Thring Society takes its name from the Reverend Edward Thring, Headmaster of the Uppingham School in England from 1853-1887. Thring’s view of education had an enormous influence in America, most certainly on William Lee Cushing, Westminster’s founder.

    The radical ideas that Thring developed – the importance of individual attention, the need for structure and balance in school activities, the shared joy in learning and playing together, the value of discipline with freedom – became, through Cushing’s leadership, an integral part of Westminster and are still seen across the campus today.
  • Who joins the Thring Society?

    Anyone can make a planned gift at Westminster School and hundreds already have. Formalized in 1991, there are over 300 members of the Thring Society.
  • What is Westminster School’s legal name, tax ID number, and address?

    • Trustees of Westminster School, Inc. 
    • Westminster School's Tax ID number: 06-0646960
    • 995 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

Planned Giving Team

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    Jennifer Keyo 

    Director of Legacy and Leadership Giving
    (860) 408-3039

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