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1824 Legacy Society

Thank you to all our 1824 Legacy Society members!

Ms. Lucille Akin
Mr. and Mrs. Neil R. Austrian
Gregory D. Bailey '84
George L. Balestri '40
Ceylon L. Barclay '58 and Dr. Irinay Barclay
Jean C. Barker '50
Robert Bartholomew '58 and Judith Saunders Bartholomew '57
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bass
George H. Bass, II Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Bonnie Apple Beck '69
Nell Berry 1914
Estate of Horace Hildred
Nell Berry '14
Janet Burnell Birtwell '71
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Blethen
Mr. and Mrs. Rist Bonnefond
Judith Etscovitz Borne '57
Peter (dec) G. Bridge
Sally A. Chaplin '67
Richard G. Clark '64 and Mrs. Patricia Clark
Victoria Chave Clement '67
LaVon Coate '62
James R. Cochrane '36
Curtis S. Coffin '33
Richard (dec) N. Colhoun, Jr. '66
Mrs. Patricia C. Colhoun
Ms. Nancy S. Colhoun
Jeffrey H. Collins '69 and Ms. Maureen Landreville
W Jeffrey Connell '65 and Mrs. Patricia Connell
Ms. Patricia Corscaden
Ms. Kerry R. Courtice
Matthew R. Crane '90 and Dr. Mary Sheridan
Mrs. Sally M. Cross
Mr. David Curtis
Howard T. Dearborn '41
Virginia Hill DiGregorio '59
Mrs. Dorothy C. Downing
William H. Dunham, Jr. '59 and Mrs. Deborah L. Dunham
Mrs. Mary S. Dunham
Thomas B. Dunham '66 and Mrs. Sandra Dunham
William Dunn '55 and Ms. Ginny Wexler
Caroline H. Dunn '58
Wilbur S. Dyer '61 and Mrs. Marcia Dyer
Amy C. Engelhardt '80
Ms. Gladys Fellows
Ms. Lois W. Fellows
Dr. Russell H. Fifield '31
Theodore L. Fucillo '64
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Fuller, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Fuller
Mr. Marshall Gelfand
Herbert B. Gengler, Jr. '68
Ethelyn Pinkham Giles '22
Henry E. Greeley '22
Napoleon J. Grenier '49 and Carolyn Place Grenier '49
Laura T. Gutman '55
John M. Haas, Jr. '84 and Mrs. Sheryl Haas
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hart
Ms. Stephanie V. Hart
Richard O. Hartman '47
William E. Hewes '71
Mr. Walter Houghton
Mrs. Frances M. Isaacson
Susan Crosby Jacques '44
Hope Mansfield Jahn '40
Crosby G. Keay '48
Barbara Hutchins Kelley '60
Diane Fox Kennedy '66
Vira Nickerson Krauss '26
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Lane, III
Virginia Martin Larkin '26
Florence Laurence 1894
Florence Laurence '94
Kenneth B. Lauritzen '66
Janet Lermond Leadbetter '58
John H. Lee '26
Mrs. Jane Lindholm
Mr. William G. Lindquist
Irving E. Liss '39
Tracy Silver Lloyd '85
Ms. Alice E. Lucas
Jeanie Combellack Marshall '61
Russell B. McFadden '23
Dr. and Mrs. William C. McMaster
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McNaughton
Timothy S. Mills '76 and Mrs. Donna Mills
Joanne Bass O'Connor '64
Hans (dec) F. Ohlin '40
Chester Parasco '38
Estate of Chester Parasco
Ms. Virginia E. Parker
Roger T. Perkins '48
Ogden W. Petri '78
Herbert E. Phillips '47
Ms. Zena Plote
Priscilla Wilkinson Plotkin '46
Stephen H. Plumer '57
Elwood C. Pollis '40
Mr. Robert B. Rheault and Ms. Susan St. John
Mr. Todd A. Robinson
Rev. John S. Rogers '56 and Mrs. Judy Fry Rogers
Kevin M. Rooney '66
Dr. and Mrs. George R. Roth, Jr.
Miss Vivian F. Russell
Nancy H. Russell '57
William B. Scarborough, Jr. '72
A. William Seepe '60 and Mrs. Sarah Seepe
Robert (dec) G. Sommer, M.D. '51
James (dec) S. Stanley '34
Douglas W. Stinson '84 and Mrs. Claire Stinson
Catherine W. Stivers '71
Ms. Helen B. Stone
Robert H. Sween '56 and Mrs. Deborah Sween
Ms. Priscilla R. Sykes
Ruth Townsend '31
Mr. Edward H. Turner
Margery Webster '30
Albert B. Wight '39
Guy G. Williams '68 and Mrs. Annie Rose Williams

For more information on the 1824 Legacy Society, please contact Lori Putnam at (207) 685-1657 or

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Kents Hill 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

"I give to Kents Hill School, a nonprofit corporation currently located at PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Kents Hill, ME 04349, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

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 Kents Hill School 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 Kents Hill School 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 Kents Hill School 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 Kents Hill School where you agree to make a gift to Kents Hill School 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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