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.