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Planned Giving

There are many ways to leave a legacy and change the lives of young people with dyslexia. Estate gifts of all sizes have helped shape The New Community School’s academic program, nurtured outstanding teachers, enabled students to attend, and allowed donors to leave a legacy and recognize something or someone important to them.

The Dickinson Greenwood Society

Donors who make planned gifts to TNCS are recognized as members of The Dickinson Greenwood Society. Named after a mother and a daughter – Jean Dickinson and Julia Ann Greenwood – whose unparalleled dedication and leadership has guided New Community since its founding, The Dickinson Greenwood Society honors individuals who have thoughtfully included the New Community School in their estate plans.

We invite you to become a member of this society by telling us when you have named TNCS in your estate plans. Recognition of your gift can encourage others to do the same. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be completely confidential.

Planned Giving

Methods of Planned Giving include:

  • Bequests
  • Retirement Designation
  • Life Income Gifts
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Retained Life Estate

One of the simplest ways to make a planned gift is to name The New Community School as a beneficiary in your will or revocable trust. Bequests allow you to realize your vision for the future in a tangible way without a financial burden during your lifetime and may reduce estate taxes for heirs.

Sample general purpose bequest language:

“I give ____(dollar amount, percentage amount, or description of the asset) to The New Community School Foundation, 4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Virginia. This is an unrestricted gift, which may be used to further the purposes of The New Community School.”

If you wish to designate the school as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, individual retirement account, qualified retirement plan benefit, brokerage account, bank account, certificate of deposit, annuity, or other asset, you may identify the school on the beneficiary form by using the following name and address: “The New Community School Foundation, 4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Virginia.”

Download our planned giving brochure to the left.

TNCS welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your advisors to plan a gift. If we can be of assistance, please call the development office at 804.264.3276 or e-mail us.