Bishop William White Society
The Episcopal Academy established The Bishop William White Society to recognize the generosity of all who name Episcopal as beneficiary of a will, retirement plan, life insurance policy, life income gift or other type of planned giving arrangement—gifts that will help maintain the quality of Episcopal's programs for future generations.
On October 6, 1785 the Society's namesake, the Rev. William White, Chaplain of the Continental Congress, signed the charter to establish the new academy of the Protestant Episcopal Church. The academy's original mission was to train young men in both the classical and practical tradition as well as to teach Anglican doctrine. In 1787, as 55 of the most notable men in the 13 states met in Independence Hall to write a new Constitution, the academy's trustees laid the cornerstone of a new school building two doors from Independence Hall.
Many members of The Bishop William White Society seek to ensure Episcopal's future by strengthening our endowment. Gifts may be designated for a specific purpose or left unrestricted to give Episcopal the flexibility to direct funds to areas of greatest need.
An Invitation to Join the Bishop William White Society
If you have included or plan to include Episcopal in your estate plans, please use this member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by welcoming you to the Bishop William White Society.
As a member of the Society, you will be invited to the annual luncheon with the Head of School and you will be recognized in academy publications. If you prefer to support Episcopal anonymously, your membership will be kept confidential. Questions regarding membership may be directed to Patricia W. Porter, Director of Planned Giving.
Bishop William White Society Lunch
At the annual fall 2010 luncheon, a record turnout discussed Episcopal’s Strategic Plan with Head of School Ham Clark and heard several students explain what they’ve gained from international learning experiences.