Planned Giving

You can support the School's mission as part of your legacy by making a planned gift to The Ethel Walker School. These gifts can benefit you, your family and The Ethel Walker School together.

Planned gifts are special donations that involve giving part of an estate, a charitable trust, an IRA or pension fund. Such major gifts will have a significant impact on Walker’s mission, while increasing the financial stability of our endowment. Planned gifts are also great vehicles for honoring graduates, friends, faculty and family.

Faculty housing

Additional faculty housing was provided by a generous
bequest from Louise Brooks Willard '46 in 2013.

If you are contemplating including The Ethel Walker School in your estate plans, please consult your attorney or accountant for the vehicle that best meets your needs. There are many ways to make a planned gift to the School. Click the links below for more information or contact Gretchen Orschiedt, Director of Advancement, at gorschiedt@ethelwalker.org or (860) 408-4260.

The information provided on this website is made available by The Ethel Walker School for illustrative purposes only as well as to give you general information and a general understanding of various planned giving options. It is not intended to provide specific legal advice to your individual circumstances or legal questions. The information provided on this website should not be used as a substitute for seeking competent legal and/or tax advice from a licensed professional attorney, accountant and/or tax advisor in your state. Readers of this information should not act upon any information contained on this website without seeking professional counsel.



The Ethel Walker Heritage Society

The Ethel Walker Heritage Society recognizes donors who have established a current or future planned gift at Walker's. Members of this esteemed group are listed in our annual report but may elect to remain anonymous. Alumnae who have remembered Walker's in their will, IRA or estate plan are encouraged to document their bequest intention so that their gifts will be counted in the Centennial Campaign. Planned giving donors play a leadership role in securing the future of Walker's for generations to come.


It is important to consult with your personal financial advisor, attorney, or accountant regarding the form, structure, and documentation of a planned gift. If you intend to make a planned gift, please notify the School so that your commitment can be appropriately credited and acknowledged. Both outright and deferred planned gifts may be used, upon receipt, to create named funds. Or, if you prefer, these gifts may be anonymous.