Legal Name: Peddie School

Peddie's Tax ID: 21-0634492

Date of incorporation: June 23, 1879

Address: 201 South Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3349

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Legal Name: Peddie School

Peddie's Tax ID: 21-0634492

Date of incorporation: June 23, 1879

Address: 201 South Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3349

Gifts Through the Bell Society

We are profoundly grateful for the support provided by donors who have made planned gifts to Peddie. Through their generosity, they continue to propel the school forward for generations to come. Below you will find just a few of their stories.




James E. Braunworth ’45

James E. Braunworth ’45

James Braunworth '45 opened his 2nd CGA. His two CGAs are joint and consecutive with his two daughters. He opened them as a 65th birthday gift to each of them.

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Dr. Fernando '53 and Nuria Milanes

Dr. Fernando '53 and Nuria Milanes

Dr. Fernando '53 and Nuria Milanes named Peddie in their wills.

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Jennifer Prostoff '11

Jennifer Prostoff '11

Jennifer Prostoff '11 named Peddie as a beneficiary of her 401K.

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Mark Gartner '84 P'08 '10

Mark Gartner '84 P'08 '10

Alumnus, faculty member, former parent and Bell Society member Mark Gartner '84 P'08 '10 shares his love for Peddie, his decision to give back and his hopes for the future of his gift.

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Alfred P. DiCenso ’52

Alfred P. DiCenso ’52

Bequest

Inspired by his time at Peddie, Alfred P. DiCenso ’52 gives back to the campus community.

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Charles W. Ballance ’57

Charles W. Ballance ’57

Retirement Plan

Charles W. Ballance ’57 of Smyrna, Ga. came to Peddie School in 1953 from Winston Salem, N.C. At Peddie, he was a campus tour guide in the Gold Key Society, member of the football and swim teams and sang in Choir and Glee Club.

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The Anthony F. Romano ’52 Scholarship Fund

The Anthony F. Romano ’52 Scholarship Fund

Bequest

Anthony F. Romano ’52 came to his 60th Peddie reunion as a new Bell Society member. Reflecting upon his favorite masters (Evans Hicks, William Boyd, Maurice Shuman and Robert Tiftt) and the impact Peddie School had on his life, the retired executive and his attorney designed a legacy to recognize the school’s strong tradition of financial aid.

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Grateful to Peddie for changing his life, Bill Merizon '52 returns the favor

Charitable Gift Annuity

When it was decided that Bill Merizon '52 was to attend Peddie, he was not thrilled. “I was living in Milwaukee, attending a public high school and barely sliding by with ‘C–minus’ grades,” said Bill. “My mother heard about Peddie from friends, and the next thing I knew, I was in Hightstown for an interview.” As it turns out, that interview was one of the best things to happen to him.

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Peter Dorsen, M.D. '62

Bequest Intention

In February 2016, avid skier and psychiatrist Peter Dorsen, M.D. '62 revised his will to include a gift for Peddie. As the newest member of the Bell Society, the former member of the Dartmouth cross-country ski team reflected on the gift arrangement for Peddie in his will:

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It’s never too early to plan for the future: Brian Grossman '04

Designation, Retirement Plans

Brian Grossman '04 is the epitome of a young Peddie alumnus. As an active class agent, Bell Society member and member of the Peddie Leadership Council, Brian brings his pride and love of Peddie with him wherever he goes. A 2004 graduate, Brian moved to New York City to study economics at Columbia University.

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Remembering the late Peter S. Westine '58

Charitable Remainder Trust

The late Peter S. Westine '58 came to Peddie as a junior and immediately found himself thriving. After winning the Rensselaer Award for Excellence in Math and Science and graduating cum laude in 1958, Peter attended Swarthmore College where he met his wife, Patricia.

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Giving a gift to future generations: James E. Braunworth '45

Charitable Gift Annuity

In 2007, James E. Braunworth ’45 reached out to Peddie to inquire about long-term financial contributions that could benefit himself and his beloved institution. After learning that Peddie can make fixed payments for his lifetime, he converted his charitable bequest into an eight percent charitable gift annuity.

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Forward thinking sets Dr. Richard Hollingworth '48 apart

Bequest

Richard P. Hollingworth, Ph.D. ’48 began at Peddie in 1946. Originally from the Trenton area, Hollingsworth came to Peddie with an open mind and desire to try new things. He immediately bonded with Peddie faculty members Lloyd Ogden, Ozzie Rand ’40, Herb Mariboe and Lucian Waddell.

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Remembering the late Kurt Loesch '43

Charitable Gift Annuity

Hailing from Long Island, the late Kurt Loesch '43 entered Peddie in 1941 as a junior. With a passion for community service, Kurt immediately volunteered at the Hightstown YMCA as well as with the school's Stamp Club and PTA. After graduation, Kurt served in the U.S. Army before entering Colgate University.

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Giving back gives his life greater meaning: Dr. Robert E. Hyatt '43

Charitable Gift Annuity

Dr. Robert E. Hyatt '43 was born on the Peddie campus, in Coleman House, into a family of educators. The pulmonary specialist is the son of the late Leslie Hyatt, who taught math and coached baseball and football at Peddie from 1918 to 1928 even as he fought tuberculosis.

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Gift links father and son: Martin A. Battestin '48

Charitable Remainder Trust

The late professor Martin C. Battestin '48 was incredibly active at Peddie. He was academically gifted, a scholarship student, class president, member of gold key, football player, baseball captain and school monitor. He graduated fifth in his class at Peddie and, four years later, graduated fifth from Princeton University.

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Giving others the gift of a lifetime: Geoffrey ’73 & Barbara Moses

Charitable Remainder Trust

Class Gift Planning Chair Geoffrey H. Moses '73 grew up in his father's Burlington Hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. He remembers observing annual visits from Peddie political science classes. His father, the late Hudson Moses, was impressed by the students and decided that his son would flourish with such "exceptionally well-behaved" students.

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Remembering the late Frederick A. Rager, Jr. '44

Bequest

Frederick A. Rager, Jr. '44 left Peddie one of the largest bequests in the school's history. Fred, whose family fled Austria before World War II, was greatly influenced at Peddie by Headmaster Dr. Wilbour Saunders and English teacher William Burke. After graduation in 1944, Fred attended Wesleyan University.

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Remembering the late Everett J. Higbee '35

Bequest and Charitable Gift Annuity

Of particular importance to Everett J. Higbee '35 was the growth of the general endowment at Peddie School. Everett was a class secretary and often marveled at the greatly expanded curriculum upon his return to campus.

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