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Create Your Legacy Through Planned Giving

For nearly 25 years, The Wheeler Society has recognized alumni, alumnae, parents and friends who have made generous and thoughtful planned gifts in support of Hobart and William Smith.

The Wheeler Society is named for Schuyler Skaats Wheeler and his wife Amy Sutton Wheeler. The proceeds from their trust - through arrangements made decades earlier - were received by the Colleges in 1987 and used for the renovation of Gulick Hall. Since that time, hundreds of planned gifts - both modest and large - have transformed the Colleges campus and the experiences of our students.

In late 2014, we will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Wheeler Society, and in light of this historic milestone, now is the perfect time for supporters of the Colleges - regardless of age or circumstance - to consider making a planned gift that can ensure the financial security of one’s family while leaving a lasting imprint of support for Hobart and William Smith.

To learn more about how you can create your legacy, take a look at the new online brochure, "Celebrating 25 Years of Making a Difference," view the links below, or contact Leila Rice, associate vice president of Advancement, for a confidential conversation about your philanthropic priorities.

Where to Begin?

Or, contact an HWS planned giving expert who can guide you and answer your specific questions.

The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice.
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Meet our Wheeler Society Members

Langdon Cook P'99, P'05

"I love my country as much as the next man, but I don't see the value in leaving a large portion of my estate to Uncle Sam when I die."


Wheeler Society Booklet