Planned Giving

Welles Society


The Welles Society: Giving for Tomorrow

The Welles Society honors those individuals who have made a bequest or lifetime gift to Country School.

Behind the recognition of Country School as a National Exemplary Blue Ribbon School stands the quiet but generous financial support of countless individuals. Our school could neither have achieved nor sustained its present leadership position without the steadfast commitment of its parents, graduates and friends.

As an integral part of their estate planning strategies, many donors have taken their support a step further by establishing a bequest, charitable trust or other estate plan to benefit Country School. This form of giving offers these donors significant tax and income benefits while ensuring a vibrant future for the school we know and love.

In 1996, the Board of Trustees established the Welles Society, named after the school’s first Headmaster, Henry H. Welles. The society recognizes those donors who, while wisely planning their own finances, also understand the importance of giving back to the school that set the foundation for their lives.

A focused review of your estate plan may illuminate compelling reasons to properly plan a gift to Country School. There are many different ways to support the school, several as part of an estate plan. Each way presents certain advantages, depending on personal circumstances.

For more information, please contact Ryan SmithSenior Director of Advancement, (203) 801-5633.

Welles Society Members

Anonymous ’46*
Anonymous P’83, ’76
Alice and Sherman Baldwin P’17, '12, '10
Robert R. Barker* P’66, ’62, ’60, ’58
Pauletta and Ralph Beaty GP’16, ’14
C. Daniel Bergfeld* ’58
Ann Bowling* P’81, GP’97, ’99, ’02, ’14, ’17, ’20
Catherine Broadhead ’89
Karen Brody P’99
Loocie Brown ’74
Susan Haigh Carver* ’51
Margaret Childs P’85, ’83, ’76, ’75, ’73, ’73, ’72
Judith Bricken Flanagan ’63
Timothy Gilbert* ’56
Jack D. Gunther Jr. ’56
Heather Winters and Cary Holcomb P’10
Robert Hubby ’54
Lorna Layton Kellogg ’83
Sarah Storm Lockee ’55
Charles T. Lusk ’56
S. Brinton Luther ’76
Mrs. Walter Mansfield* P’64, ’63, ’59, ’58, GP’97
Robert McKay ’81
Sandy Carr Motland ’58
Katharine Mountcastle and Kenneth Mountcastle Jr.* P’78, ’75, ’71, ’69
Jonathan O’Herron* P’80, GP’15, ’15, ’13, ’09, ’08,
’07, ’06, ’05, ’03, ’03, ’02
Joanna Pennypacker* ’45
Jane Pollock* P’63
Joel S. Post ’81
Linda Post* and George Post P’81, ’68, ’66, ’65,
’63, GP’00, ’95
Heidi and Douglas Riggs P’02
Patsy Rogers ’52
Carl Rohde '66
Kathy and Peter Sachs ’54, P’03, ’99, ’97
Christopher Smith* ’57
John W. Stokes* P’87, ’82, ’81
Steven Tower* ’65
Katharine Wadsworth Wilson* ’43
Dart Winship* ’42
Sarah Mleczko Woolworth ’73
Liz and Michael Zea P’19

Current Faculty and Staff
Holly and Bruce Lemoine P’08, ’06, ’05

Former Faculty and Staff
Albert “Ben” V. Bensen* P’72, ’67, ’66, ’63
Jean Caldwell*
David Crandall ’77, P’09, ’08
Ann Martin DiLeone P’78, ’74, ’72
Anneliese and Berni Gastrich
Elizabeth Hulme
Albert Perry*
Sue Speers and Guthrie Speers* P’77, ’75, ’73, ’72
Marilyn Starr*
Pat Stoddard* and Hudson Stoddard* P’75, ’72,
’71, GP’06, ’03
Sarah and Nicholas Thacher P’88, ’85

P’ parent of alumni class of
GP’ grandparent of alumni class of
’ alumni class of
New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.