Planned Giving

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. In recognition of this powerful history, 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. The Edward Hopkins Bequest Society recognizes the extraordinary generosity of friends of the School who have chosen to remember Hopkins in their wills or through a charitable trust, gift annuity, or life insurance plan.

For more information about making a planned gift to Hopkins, contact Tom Diascro, Director of Leadership giving at 203.397.1001, ext. 424.