Endowments/ Planned Giving

Student with binocularsA planned gift is any major gift made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. Planned gifts such as a charitable gift annuity, lead trusts or bequests may be given to the school and/or the endowment, and may receive significant tax credits depending on a variety of circumstances.

Sussex School Memorial Funds and Endowments:

  • Don and Bente Winston Endowment for Mathematics Education
  • Elizabeth Winston Endowment Fund for Music Education
  • Elizabeth Winston Memorial Endowment Fund for Art Education
  • The Hank and Nancy Harrington Memorial Endowment Fund 
  • Lauranita Hill Memorial Fund for Language Arts Education
  • The Sussex Endowment for Professional Development
  • Theodora Melone Fund for Natural Science and Outdoor Education
  • The Bente Winston Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • Jeremiah K. Thompson Memorial 

To learn more about any of these funds please contact Joellen Shannon, Development and Marketing Director. To donate click here.


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– John and Sherene Menson, grandparents