Planned Giving

Since Mrs. Susan Wetmore received the first endowment gift of a five dollar gold piece in 1901, Christ School has benefited from the generous individuals and families who have seen the school's goals as their own. These benefactors understand the importance of our mission and through their commitment to Christ School have helped strengthen the foundation that we are able to provide for the young men in our care.  More than 75 members of Christ School's community have included the school in their estate plans in some way, joining The David Page Harris Society, which recognizes those individuals who have informed the school of their planned gift.

Is planned giving for you too?  Think about which of the options below best suits your needs.

You can give, and –

MAKE A GIFT THAT COSTS NOTHING DURING YOUR LIFETIME.

A bequest in your will – Look at some approaches that have worked for alumni and friends of the school, complete with sample bequest language.

Giving with retirement plans
- Make a gift without changing your will by including Christ School in your IRA or 401(k) plan.

RECEIVE AN INCOME STREAM BACK FROM YOUR GIFT.

A secure lifetime income – A charitable gift annuity provides both fixed and secure lifetime payments, and a gift to the school.

PASS ASSETS ALONG TO HEIRS MORE EASILY, AT LOWER TAX.

Giving with retirement plans - Give part of your retirement plan to the school and save taxes, whether or not you are concerned about estate taxes. 

There are numerous tools available which enable you to leverage the financial, personal and social dimensions of your wealth to achieve your dreams and leave your lifeprints on the people and organizations you cherish. 

Please remember Christ School in your estate plans...and please tell us so that we may thank you.

Anonymous Notification (for advisors) (.pdf)

Confidential Notification (.pdf)

For more information, call Denis Stokes, Director of External Affairs,in the Advancement Office at (828) 684-6232 ext. 115 or email him at dstokes@christschool.org.

This website presents general information only and should not construed as legal financial, accounting, or other professional advice. Please seek professional assistance to determine how any giving approach discussed here might impact your situation.

Giving Societies

St. Joseph's Society* 
$20,000 or more

Cornerstone Society* 
$10,000 - $19,999

Wetmore Society* 
$5,000 - $9,999

Galax Leaf Society* 
$2,500 - $4,999

Angelus Society* 
$1,500 - $2,499

Headmaster's Society 
$500 - $1,499

Patron's Society 
$250 - $499

Donor's Society 
$1 - $249

*Donors whose gifts are at least $1,500 are invited to attend the annual Angelus Society Dinner held in their honor during Christ School - Asheville School Weekend.  

Young alumni from the classes of 2010-2014 who give $250 or more and those from the classes of 2005 - 2009 who give $600 or more are also invited to attend.

Contact Us

500 Christ School Road
Arden, NC 28704
T: 828-684-6232
F: 828-684-2745 

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