An invitation to join Caroline Cummins Circle
Our planned giving society is named in honor of Caroline Seely Cummins, who became headmistress of The Bishop's School in 1921 when there were only 100 students. As the School grew throughout her 32 years of service, she touched the lives of many students, parents and teachers. Because of her commitment and generosity to the School, her influence will be felt for generations to come.
Nowhere is Miss Cummins' dedication more lasting than her decision to bequeath her entire estate to Bishop's. Her gift to the School at her death in 1978 was the largest ever made at that time. This gesture of love is the inspiration for the Caroline Cummins Circle.
Our Caroline Cummins Circle members
have expressed their commitment to The Bishop's School through a very special and important form of financial support.
These donors have named Bishop's as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest, appreciated securities, gifts of real estate, gifts of life insurance and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts. Information on how to give and what to give is located on our Gift Options
To become a member of the Caroline Cummins Circle, we invite you to include Bishop's in your estate plan or other planned giving arrangement and call or complete our Caroline Cummins Circle Confirmation form
to inform us. We would like to thank you for your generosity.
Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.
Benefits of membership in the Caroline Cummins Circle also include a listing in the annual honor roll, your name displayed in the foyer of the School and invitations to special events from the head of school.
The most important benefit you will receive from joining the Caroline Cummins Circle is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to the long-term success of The Bishop's School.