Hopkins encourages donors to make a provision in their wills, trusts, or retirement plans for the long-term benefit of the school. Planned gifts, particularly bequests, can have a tremendous impact on Hopkins’ future. These generous donors are then recognized as members of the Edward Hopkins Bequest Society.

The Edward Hopkins Bequest Society is named in honor of the School’s first benefactor and comprises those loyal friends of Hopkins who have informed the School that they have included a bequest or created another planned gift that names Hopkins as a beneficiary. Through Edward Hopkins’ generosity and John Davenport’s vision, Hopkins Grammar School began in 1660 with the first charitable trust in America. Hopkins’ gift of £412 initiated a long tradition of legacy gifts that continues today.

For more information about making a planned gift to Hopkins, contact Deena Mack, Senior Development Officer at 203.397.1001, ext. 424.