Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (CAA) and Your Support

How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

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Your gift helps Garrison Forest School maintain its commitment to prepare our students in and out of the classroom to thrive in a complex, changing world.

There are many ways to make charitable contributions, and every contribution helps Garrison Forest maintain excellence in independent girls' education. When you make a gift, you become part of our Marshall-Offutt Circle and an important part of the future of Garrison Forest School.

We invite you to join us. Please consider a confidential, no-obligation conversation to start this journey with us.

Marshall-Offutt Circle

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Those who remember Garrison Forest School in a will, trust or other legacy gift are welcomed into the Marshall-Offutt Circle. Planned gifts of all sizes help support scholarships, faculty development, campus improvements, and special programs through our endowment at Garrison Forest.

More than 220 members of the Garrison Forest community have shared their intention to remember the school through planned gifts.

If you've included Garrison Forest in your charitable plans or intend to do so, please let us know. Sharing your intentions allows us to help you choose the gift that's right for you, and better plan for Garrison Forest's future.



The Most Popular Planned Gifts

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Gifts from Your Will

General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts

Retirement Accounts

Naming Garrison Forest School as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts of Stock

Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.




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Charitable IRA Rollover

Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Garrison Forest School. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

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Gifts of Property

Real Estate and Other Valuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

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Other Options

Other Options

Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Trusts, Life Insurance and more may be good options for you. We can show you creative ways to use your assets to benefit Garrison Forest School while preserving the benefits of those assets for you and your family.

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Let's Talk

There are many giving options available to you, such as naming Garrison Forest School as a beneficiary in your will and charitable gift annuities that provide steady income for you and your family during your lifetime. For more information, please find our contact info below, or submit this form.


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Kate Gugerty
Chief Philanthropy Officer
(410) 559-3139



The information presented in this literature is not intended as legal or tax advice.