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Planned Giving

Your gifts open our doors to students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to find love and joy in learning. Through your generosity, we are able to make an excellent college-preparatory education accessible for families in the city.

In addition to direct gifts to the school, you can support our beautiful mission through planned giving.

The City School partners with Everence* to help you explore a variety of planned giving options. Through gift planning, you can provide future support for The City School, while also giving you and your loved ones financial flexibility, potential tax benefits, and even income for life.

For more information, please contact Dr. Betty Handy, The City School’s Director of Development at or 215-310-6209.

You also may contact Randy Nyce of Everence at or 215-703-0111 ext 4806.


Through a bequest plan, you can designate The City School as the beneficiary of assets by will, trust or other instrument. Learn more

Charitable gift annuities

A gift annuity is a great way to help The City School while also securing your future, with guaranteed payments for life.** Learn more

Charitable remainder trusts

A charitable remainder trust is an ideal way to turn your assets (like real estate and securities) into a charitable gift without losing much of your capital gains to taxes – and support The City School at the same time. Learn more

IRAs and tax-deferred accounts

If you have a tax-deferred account, such as a traditional IRA (individual retirement account), you can donate it to charity upon your death and help your estate avoid paying substantial taxes that may be due. Learn more

Farm commodities

Farmers can donate commodities like grain or livestock instead of cash to The City School, while also reducing taxes. Learn more

Gifts of stock

You can turn your investments into cash without losing a large portion of your capital gains to taxes by donating all or a portion of your stock to The City School. Learn more

Gifts of real estate

Giving a charitable gift of real estate is an option for owners of farmland, commercial or residential rental property, or vacant investment land. Learn more

Life insurance

Life insurance is a practical and affordable way to donate more than you may have thought possible. Learn more

*Everence charitable services are administered by Mennonite Foundation (an affiliate of Everence) and Everence Trust Company.

**Gift annuity payments are dependent on the financial ability of the issuing entity to pay.

"We can't think of a better way to continue bringing light to the city than through a legacy gift to The City School."

Henry and Susan, Partners

ONE CHILD AT A TIME — The City School is a Pre-K to Grade 12 Christian school in the heart of Philadelphia. We believe an excellent education should be accessible for families in the city.