"It's a family commitment," says Annie Wolterstorff Love '65, a Bishop's Honorary Lifetime Trustee, when talking about the decision she and her husband Terry have made to leave a bequest to the School that will help grow the Helen Seeger Wolterstorff Endowed Financial Aid Fund. Her late father, The Right Reverend Robert Wolterstorff, the first Bishop of the San Diego Episcopal Diocese, established the fund in 1994 in memory of his wife and Annie's mother.
In many ways, the Wolterstorff family has a long-standing affection for and tradition at the School. In addition to Annie, a member of the Class of 1965, and her brother Robert, a member of the San Miguel Class of 1969, Annie and Terry's daughter, Kellie Love Whited. Ph.D. '96, chose to come to Bishop's in her junior year.
"Bishop's really prepares you, and Kellie knew this was the school she needed for what she wanted to do in life. We want a Bishop's education to be available for all kids on a need-basis. We believe it is a lifetime gift - a gift for their future."
Remembering Bishop's with a bequest from your estate is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and help us sustain quality education programs for future students. Some of the advantages of bequests include:
- It costs nothing now, yet provides you with the satisfaction of making a meaningful gift
- You continue to maintain control and use of your assets during your lifetime
- You have the ability to modify your plans if circumstances change
- Bequests in your will and trust are an effective way to lower estate taxes if you have a taxable estate
Contact John A. Trifiletti, chief advancement officer, at (858) 875-0851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss meaningful ways of how you can leave a bequest. For sample bequest language, please click this link