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Planned Giving

Planned gifts significantly bolster the endowment needed to keep The Pennington School competitive and deliver on our core values of Honor, Virtue, and Humility. Making a planned gift shows your support and appreciation for the School and can help you meet your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals.

Planned gifts to Pennington help to:
  • further the School and its mission;
  • ensure the future financial strength of the School;
  • provide future generations of students with an exceptional learning experience.
How the new CARES Act may affect your gift planning

Donors interested in planned gifts or with established planned gifts should be aware of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. This legislation is designed to rescue the economy from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020. Click below for more information on how the CARES Act could help you maximize your gift.

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The Francis Harvey Green Society

The Francis Harvey Green Society recognizes Pennington donors who have pledged their support with a planned gift. All alumni, parents, and friends of Pennington are invited to be recognized as members of the Francis Harvey Green Society by making a bequest provision in your estate plans or establishing a life income gift.

Contact us to learn more

The Planned Giving office is committed to providing you with the information you need to pursue your personal, financial, and charitable giving goals. If you have an interest in learning more about the Francis Harvey Green Society and how you can make a gift to the School that will last a lifetime, please contact Director of Leadership Giving Sarah Mertz at 609–737–6141 or via email at smertz@pennington.org.

Donor Profiles

"Pennington changed my life. I learned to study, accept others for what they are, respect teachers and leaders and realize that the world is very small and very competitive. The high points of my four years were my induction into the Tri-Steps, the School's honorary society, and my acceptance to The Wharton School of Business and Finance at Penn."
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Elliot Smith

Class of 1950

"I played basketball for Pennington; Coach Waters and Coach Long were mentors to me. I had a great, diverse group of friends, and the teachers really had time for us. You got to form trusting relationships with teachers. I had such a great experience in high school and Pennington was a big driver of that.”
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Drew Curry

Class of 1976

"We are so grateful for Pennington's open arms, and we want to extend that support to another young person trying to find his or her way."

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Steve and Beena Levy

P'09

 

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Dr. Green's Legacy

Dr. Francis Harvey Green was headmaster of The Pennington School from 1920 to 1943, making his administration the second longest in Pennington history. Dr. Green's legacy to Pennington encompassed far more than the letters, manuscripts, and books he presented to the School on his retirement. His legacy lives on in the commitment to academic excellence and respect for each individual that was his hallmark as a teacher and administrator. In order to perpetuate his good work, the Francis Harvey Green Society was formed to provide for The Pennington School's future through planned giving.

 

 

 

Ways to Make a Planned Gift