Founders Society

Library at Night The Founders Society was established in 1995 to recognize all alumnae and friends who have included the School in their estate plans by bequest, a life income plan or some form of deferred gift. Founders Society members are committed to ensuring that Harpeth Hall will endure for future generations — helping students learn to think critically, to lead confidently and to live honorably. Harpeth Hall recognizes with gratitude the members of The Founders Society.

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Madeline Reynolds Adams ’52
Edith McNeill Ayers ’61
Jean Ann Stewart Banker
Mandy Simpson Barbara ’54
John W. and Betty Jane Guffee Barringer ’59
Susan McKeand Baughman ’56
Raleigh Anne Blank '03
Frank Henry Boehm
Elizabeth Boord
Mary Lea Gibson Bryant ’72
Varina Frazer Buntin ’61
Grace Clayton ’01
Anita Cochran
Florence Fletcher Coke ’55
Linda Williams Dale ’56
Floy Oliver Daugherty ’72
Adelaide Davis ’79
Florence Stumb Davis ’55
Patty Litton Delony ’66
Kelly Diehl ’05
Dr. Roy O. Elam III in memory of
    Carol Clark Elam ’66
Catherine Clark Ellis ’72
James David Evans
Mary Welch Francis ’63
Katherine D. Graham
Beth Creighton Harwell ’55
Melissa and Robert Henry*
Cynthia Hill
Robert Candee Hilton
Helen Berry Holland ’82
Ginger and Fred Horton
Everette Howell
Paula DeWitt Hughey ’66
Martha Rivers Ingram
Jane Berry Jacques ’72
Jeanine Scott Johnson ’68
Mary Jo Freeman Johnson ’73
David and Barbara Sewell Jones ’61
Connie Williams King ’47
Jean S. and Robert L. Kirkpatrick, Jr.
Emily Fletcher Kitchel ’51

Pam and Mike Koban
Marguerite Weaver Kondracke ’64
Paul H. Kuhn, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Risley P. Lawrence
Lynn Maddox
Mary Lee Mathews Manier ’42
Leslie Matthews
Alice Kelly McCurdy ’59
Emmie Jackson McDonald ’44
Anne and George McGugin
Marie Dodson Maxwell ’64
Susan Moll
Pat Neblett Moran ’51
Carole Minton Nelson ’56
Sallie King Norton ’71
Eugene D. Pargh
Laura Frances Parrish ’73
Zee Pendleton
Mary Knox Berger Pilkerton ’55
Mary Alice Quinn ’54
Derril W. and Margaret Delaney Reeves
Leah Schwantes Rhys
W. Lucas and Susan Willingham Simons ’60
Anne and Mike Saint
Lucile D. Smith ’60
Frances Nell Storer ’37
Mary Schlater Stumb ’53
Cathy Cate Sullivan ’73
Ann M. Teaff
Mrs. DeWitt C. Thompson III
Jacqueline Glover Thompson ’64
Gray Oliver Thornburg ’72
Kate Thweatt ’60
James R. Tully III
Marcie Allen Van Mol ’92
Lynne Wallman ’66
Margaret Smith Warner ’54
Mrs. James A. Webb, Jr.
Nancy Lee Welch ’65
Dianne Buttrey Wild ’66
Irene Jackson Wills ’56


We also offer our appreciation to the following donors, now deceased, who have provided a gift through their estate in perpetual support of the Harpeth Hall School.

Betty Oman Buntin ’49
Rogers Buntin
Willie D. Johnson Buntin ’29
Joanne Hampton Callis ’40
Paul V. Callis
Ann Scott Carell
Patty Litton Chadwell ’35
William S. Cochran, Jr.
Llewelyna Granbery Cornelius ’37
Virginia Tipton Craig ’51
Dugan Davis
Frances Bond Davis
Jane Chadwell Delony ’39
Carolyn Jones Estes
Elinor Crawford Ewing
Rachael Farris ’37
Polly A. Fessey ’45
Barry Bennett Gibbs ’52
James T. Granbery, Jr.
Grace Ward Hall ’53
Frances Hassell-Wade ’27
Elmore Hill
Ellen Bowers Hofstead
James W. Hofstead
E. Bronson Ingram
Sydney F. Keeble
Sheila Broderick Keeble
Margaret and Frank Leu

William R. Manier III
Jack C. Massey
Idanelle (Sam) McMurry ’43
Kathleen LaRue Miller ’30
Gilbertine Moore ’35
Penelope Mountfort
Polly Jordan Nichols ’53
Pauline Hassell Nicholson ’19
Gertrude Casepier Oswald
Lulu Hampton Owen
Madeline Pargh
A. Knox Patterson
Frances E. Pearson ’33
Nancy Kimbrough Perkins
Reverend Florence Pert ’49
Jean Stewart Schaeffer ’35
Thomas W. Schlater
Sarah Boyd Smartt
Alden H. Smith, Jr.
Alden H. Smith, Sr.
Gayle Elam Smith
DeWitt C. Thompson III
Lucinda Thornton Trabue ’66
William E. Trickett
William Waller, Jr.
Betsy Burgess Widman ’37

If you have already included Harpeth Hall in your estate planning or would like information on ways to do so, please call Susan Moll in the Advancement Office 615-346-0087.

*New members of Founders Society as of 2015-16
**Deceased

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to The Harpeth Hall 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 The Harpeth Hall School, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215, 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 The Harpeth Hall 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 The Harpeth Hall 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 The Harpeth Hall 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 The Harpeth Hall School where you agree to make a gift to The Harpeth Hall 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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