Maximize your philanthropic goals

Maximize your
philanthropic goals

  • Make a difference in people's lives and always be remembered for your contribution
  • Benefit yourself, your family and The Webb Schools with your planned gift
  • Help us fulfill our mission for many years and generations to come
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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to The Webb Schools and others.

  • Bob Adler, P'96, P'00
    Bob Adler, P'96, P'00
    “My role as a parent has been filled with countless decisions to help my two children reach their potential and have productive and happy lives.”
  • Victor Heerman, Jr. '42
    Victor Heerman, Jr. '42
    Vic was a boy of Hollywood. In fact, his parents were Hollywood legends having won an Academy Award in 1933 ...
  • Clifford S. Heinz, Jr. '37
    Clifford S. Heinz, Jr. '37
    “It is in my nature to be strategic in my planning and investing, which is why I am careful to maximize charitable giving to be mutually beneficial.”
  • Hugh and Mary Rose P'82
    Hugh and Mary Rose P'82
    Hugh and Mary Rose have chemistry. That much is evidenced by their joint love of science and 58-year marriage, a union that began when the two met as physics students...
  • Paul Reitler '54
    Paul Reitler '54
    “I’ve been a part of Webb for a long time as a student and alumnus, a trustee and now as the current Chairman of the Board...”
  • Roger Millar '61
    Roger Millar '61
    Participation is not just a word to Roger Millar ’61. In his twelfth year as a class agent, Roger successfully led the Class of 1961...
  • Melissa Barnes Dholakia '87 & Sanjay Dholakia '87
    Melissa Barnes Dholakia '87 & Sanjay Dholakia '87
    Melissa Barnes and Sanjay Dholakia would spend time together on lower campus between classes, practice, and other events...
  • Wayne “Skip” Hanson '59 & Bob Hanson '62
    Wayne “Skip” Hanson '59 & Bob Hanson '62
    The Hanson family felt forever indebted to The Webb Schools for providing Skip and Bob the foundation upon which they now stand.
  • Peter Ziegler '63
    Peter Ziegler '63
    Very few people have served the school in greater capacity and with greater leadership and care than Peter Ziegler.
  • Al Hastings '42
    Al Hastings '42
    “Alfred Brown Hastings Jr….we came to know him very well. In fact, part of the time he lived in my home. I feel that I can speak with full knowledge.”
  • Cleve Baker '53
    Cleve Baker '53
    It has been over 60 years since I departed the Webb campus to eventually find my way into the medical profession.
  • Merrick Pratt '42
    Merrick Pratt '42
    Merrick came to Webb in 1939 from the Judson School in Phoenix, Arizona. He quickly involved himself in life on campus...
  • Robert
    Robert "Bob" Rodgers '38
    Robert "Bob" Rodgers '38 had a lifelong love of Webb, He passed away in 2009 and was survived by his wife Ruth. The Rodgers' named The Webb Schools as one of four charitable beneficiaries...
  • Keith Wilson Loring '46 Funds $650,000 Scholarship Endowment
    Keith Wilson Loring '46 Funds $650,000 Scholarship Endowment
    When Keith Wilson Loring '46 attended Webb School of California in the early 1940s, he acquired more than an education.
  • Bob McCuen '45
    Bob McCuen loved the sea and he and his wife, Patricia, sailed often and were long-time members of the Mission Bay Yacht Club.
  • Dwight Taylor '49
    Even as a young boy, Dwight Taylor ’49 had a passion for geology and collecting interesting specimens, especially shells.
  • Jim Griffin '48
    “Ray Alf changed my life!” It’s a comment heard often at Webb, and was specifically spoken by Jim Griffin ’48...

Gift Examples

  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she and her husband Bill inherited the farm.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Luis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially in value.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought a vacant lot along Lake Michigan many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their family could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)
    Keith has been a faithful supporter of The Webb Schools and makes regular gifts to support our work.
  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event The Webb Schools held for our donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift...
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago, Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock.
  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased his home many years ago for $80,000. The home is now worth $420,000. Jonathan wants to sell his home and buy a condo for $130,000.
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Thomas wanted to thank us with a gift from his estate.
  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Cynthia spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting her favorite charity's website, June came across the idea of a give it twice trust. She contacted the charity for more information.
  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Ron and Kathy worked for many years building their nest egg for retirement.
  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their children's future.
  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
    We have all heard the saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too." This phrase describes a situation where we want two good things at the same time when that isn't possible.
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