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Planned Giving

Bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, and charitable trusts are all examples of planned gifts. A planned gift may allow you to make a larger gift to Durham Academy than you thought possible and enjoy these potential results:

  • Increased income
  • Reduced income taxes
  • Reduced or eliminated capital gains taxes
  • Reduced or eliminated estate taxes

Planned Giving Options

If you have included Durham Academy in your estate planning or would like to learn more about these giving options, please let us know
Earl and Margaret Chesson

While planting shade trees that we’ll never sit under, creating an endowment fund that goes on in perpetuity to support DA after we’re gone makes us feel really good. This is a great joy for us to give back for all DA has meant to our family.”

Margaret and Earl Chesson, parents of Win Chesson ’02, Mary Chesson Barnard ’03, Tricia Chesson ’07 and Elizabeth Chesson Hutchison ’89

Join Our Legacy Giving Society 

Named in remembrance of Durham Academy’s founding year, the 1933 Legacy Society honors donors who have made a provision in their estate plan to benefit the school.  We are deeply grateful to these individuals and families who have chosen to secure the school's future strength and prosperity in this lasting way. 

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Jim and Martha Bick
Ralph Coonrad*
Earl and Margaret Chesson
Bud Cowdery*
Walter and Fannie Dafford
Tad DeBerry ’81 and Barbara DeBerry
Doug and Debbie Dibbert
Ben Edwards and Emily Oliver ’80
Helen* and Rolan Giduz*
Randy Few ’78
Shirley Few Gary and Sims Foulks
Ann McCulloch Hill Trust
George Watts Hill Foundation
Carson Holloway and Elaine Fields

Barbara and Jim Horner*
Eileen* and Douglass Jones*
Nick Livengood*
Virginia Mason*
Sandy and Bet McClamroch
Ben McCutcheon ’45* and Lou McCutcheon
Josiah Murray ’53*
Don Norman
Marc Pons ’89 and Lou Pons
Brenda Raynes
Susan Rose*
Lisa Salzman
Roman and Anne Tomczak
Dorothea Vann*