The Arcade Society

Many people want to give in a way that reflects what St. Catherine's means to them, yet is in balance with their other commitments. Many people have found that a planned gift does the job for them. 

About a hundred alumnae, parents and friends began The Arcade Society in 1996. Today more than 300 people belong to this Society, signaling their intention that St. Catherine’s School must always thrive, and their understanding that planned giving is a great way to make that happen.

Members of The Arcade Society have taken advantage of one or more of the many opportunities to give and address other personal needs at the same time:

A bequest in one’s will
A charitable gift annuity – a gift that returns a fixed income for life
A charitable remainder trust – a gift which returns an income either for life or for a period of time specified by the donor
A designation of a share of the remaining balance of a retirement account
A charitable lead trust that lowers estate tax on key assets
A gift of a life insurance policy, either by designating St. Catherine's as beneficiary, or by giving the School ownership of the policy

Other gifts may qualify. Please contact Deborah A. Dunlap ’70, Director of Development, at 804-281-7141 or ddunlap@st.catherines.org to inquire about joining The Arcade Society or to find out more information about a specific gift option.

Arcade Society Members

The Arcade Society, established in 1996, currently has more than 300 members who have notified St. Catherine's of their bequests and planned gifts. 

If you have remembered St. Catherine's in your estate plans or wish to have information about planned giving opportunities at St. Catherine's please contact Debbie Andrews Dunlap '70, Director of Development, ddunlap@st.catherines.org or Judy Carpenter Hawthorne '75, Senior Development Officer, jhawthorne@st.catherines.org or call 804.281.7141.

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