Planned Giving

    • Planned Giving 2023

Create Your Fenwick Legacy
What legacy will you leave for Fenwick students? Whether you want to further our mission to “educate students to lead, achieve and serve,” strengthen the history of “excellence, leadership and tradition at Fenwick,” or emphasize the four pillars of Dominican education, your thoughtful planned giving will make a difference for generations of Fenwick students to come.
Learn more below about ways to make an impactful difference through your non-cash assets.
By including a gift in your will to Fenwick High School, you build a legacy that empowers students to excel at no cost today. With our partner, FreeWill, you can create your will for free and include a gift to Fenwick—all in 20 minutes or less.
If you have already included a gift to us in your will, please take a minute to fill out this form so we can thank you for your lasting commitment and ensure our records are up-to-date!
Beneficiary Designations
If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, you can designate Fenwick High School as a beneficiary to help us educate and inspire students for years to come.
IRA Gifts
Many of our donors over 70.5 are switching to IRA donations to increase their tax savings as they make an immediate impact for our students’ education and development. To help you make this gift quickly and easily, we have invested in this secure IRA donation tool.

Many donors are switching to stock donations to save on two types of taxes as they make an immediate impact for Fenwick High School. You can donate your appreciated stock in a few minutes online with this easy and secure tool.
The above gift types are the most common and "simple" (but highly effective!) planned gifts, but there are many other ways to use your assets to express your gratitude to Fenwick while also potentially

• reducing your income taxes
• reducing your capital gains taxes
• reducing or eliminating your estate tax liability
• creating an income stream for you or your heirs
• creating an immediate large tax deduction

Gifts of real estate, other tangible assets (collectibles, artwork, etc.), life insurance, private business interests and other assets may also be considered outright or in combination with other planned gift vehicles to achieve the above benefits.  
To learn more about any of the above options and how to make the most significant impact for Fenwick students of today and tomorrow, contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Chris Ritten at or 708-948-0350.
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