How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

For more than 80 years Archmere Academy has served as an educational home to young adults, preparing graduates for thinking, engaging, and challenging lives, lived with purpose. You can be a lasting part of the next 80 years now by including Archmere Academy in your estate plans.

There are many ways to make charitable contributions, and every contribution helps Archmere Academy thrive. When you make a gift, you will become part of our Founder Society-and an important part of Archmere's future.

We invite you to join us. Please consider a confidential, no-obligation conversation to start this journey with us.

Founder Society

Named in honor of Abbot Bernard H. Pennings, O.Praem., the founder of Archmere Academy, the Founder Society is comprised of supporters who have made a special commitment, through a planned gift, to the advancement of Archmere. We'd love to welcome YOU as our newest member!

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The Most Popular Ways to Join

  • Gifts From Your Will

    • General Bequest

      Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

      Download Bequest Language
  • Beneficiary Gifts

    • Retirement Accounts

      Naming Archmere Academy as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan, or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

      Download Beneficiary Form
  • Gifts of Stock

    • Appreciated Stock

      When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

      Download Stock Transfer Info

Let's Talk

Planning your estate and legacy for future generations including your charitable interests takes careful evaluation. Discussing your charitable intentions with us can lead to a much better result than going it alone - and will ensure that your gift is used just as you wish.

Act now to take the steps that you need to do to be a good steward of the resources you intend to leave behind. You can use my contact info below, or submit this form to get more information.

Contact Us

Katherine Ball-Weir, MPA, CFRE, PP '17
Institutional Advancement Director
302-798-6632 x857

If you are working with a professional advisor, or advising a donor, here's a handy guide for including Archmere Academy in a charitable estate plan.

Download Advisor Guide