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I will continue to support the institution I love after my adventure on earth has ended!
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When I was asked to join the Marshall-Offutt Circle, my initial reaction was that I couldn't possibly do it.
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By including GFS in my estate plan, I hope to honor the dedication and discipline of the many students who have cheerfully dwelt for a while with the noble Romans.
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When writing my will, I wanted to thank Garrison for believing in me.
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I wanted to provide support for an institution that would prepare young women to be leaders.
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My five years as a boarding student at Garrison Forest were very happy.
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I want to do whatever will help Garrison, which is why I was happy to remember the School in my will.
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I am providing for Garrison students for generations to come. It's a great feeling.
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Thank you, Garrison, for everything.
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Remembering the School in my will is my way of saying thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories.
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Being able to support GFS now and in the future is something that brings me great pride.
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I was absolutely delighted when I learned how easy it can be to join the Marshall-Offutt Circle.
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Looking back and looking forward, that is why GFS is part of my estate plan.
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Funding a charitable gift annuity with the School is my way of thanking Garrison for the major part it has played in my life.
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By putting GFS in my will, I now have the confidence that I can give more to a place that has given me so much.
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I have always wanted to thank the School for everything it gave me and there is no better way than to remember Garrison Forest in my will.
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My charitable gift annuity is my way of saying thank you to GFS for the way it has shaped my life.
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Mrs. Van bequeathed the largest gift in the School's history.
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She supports the school every year with a generous gift to the Alumnae Fund
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Garrison has always been on the top of my annual giving list
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the best of times with my great friends.
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Planned gifts can benefit Garrison Forest School while helping you to save taxes, increase your income and pass more on to your heirs.

Did you know that...

  • You can receive income for life in exchange for a gift?
  • Giving appreciated property, like stocks or real estate, costs less than giving the equivalent amount in cash?
  • Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away?
  • Some gifts cost nothing now and leave a legacy later?
  • Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save taxes?

If you are just beginning to explore your options, try our easy-to-use, interactive Plan-a-Gift ® feature. With a few clicks you can choose the best gift plans for your individual needs and learn more about their benefits.

If you already know what gift plan you would like to explore, just highlight "Gift Plans" on the menu. If you want to receive a detailed illustration of the tax, income, and other benefits of a particular gift plan, just click the "Next" button at the bottom of the gift description or go to "Personal Illustration" on the menu.

If you would like to receive personalized assistance with your planning, just click on Personal Illustration and submit the confidential form. We'll send you a detailed illustration that is tailored to your individual needs, with several options for you and your advisors to consider.

More than 200 members of the Garrison Forest community have already made planned gifts to Garrison. We are delighted to have them as members of the Marshall-Offutt Circle. We look forward to seeing this list grow each year and thank you for exploring some planned giving options.

For answers to some of the questions we hear most often, please click on Frequent Questions. There are many other helpful resources on this site. Visit whenever you need information about planned giving, and feel free to contact us at any time!

The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice.
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