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Planned Giving

The Heritage Society recognizes alumni, parents, and friends who have committed a planned or deferred gift to Annie Wright Schools.
Planned giving to Annie Wright Schools ensures that generations of students will benefit from your investment. By joining the Heritage Society you help shape the legacy you will leave while strengthening and providing stability for the institution.

If you have already included Annie Wright in your estate planning or would like information on some simple ways to do so, please complete this form or contact Director of Development Grace Finch at 253.284.8604 or

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  • Beneficiary Designations

    A beneficiary designation is one of the simplest ways to make a planned gift. Simply list Annie Wright Schools as the beneficiary on a retirement or insurance account.
  • Bequests

    A bequest is a gift provision in your will or revocable living trust that transfers assets to Annie Wright Schools at the end of your life.
  • Heritage Society Members

    Jae-Chan Ahn and Young-Sun Nam
    Shirley Anderson* ‘52
    Sally (Peterson) Atherton ‘66
    Grace (Brynolson) Atkinson* ‘33
    Elaine (Tubbs) Austin* ‘36
    Martine Baker-Anderson* ‘57
    Ruth (Nunan) Bartells* ‘26
    Sue (Spiegle) Batema ‘61
    Rex J. Bates*
    Barry and Susan Bauska
    Mildred Anne (Campbell) Bechtel* ‘45
    Florence Behnke*
    Catherine (McPherson) Bernhard* ‘30
    Suzanne (Baker) Bethke* ‘55
    Kay Bishop* ‘60
    Ruth Bishop* ‘63
    Ann Bogrette
    Dzidra Briedis*
    Betty Lou (Ervin) Broderick ‘53
    Samuel Brown*
    Alma (Corry) Campbell Fleet ‘64
    Laura and Mark Carlson
    Michael Churng and Kate Dorr ‘96
    Tad Ellis*
    Mary (Turrill) Ellis ‘39
    Anne Field*
    Jane (Spencer) Foster* ‘56
    Will and Anne (Middleton) Foster ‘70
    Barbara Glasgow* ‘36
    Pamela Hanson ‘70
    E. Harvey Headland*
    Greta (Shaw) Heide* ‘24
    Allan and Melissa* (Sallee Sheldon) Hess ‘63
    Henry and Barbara Hewitt*
    William and Anne (Fisher) Hofius ‘55
    Susanne (Fisher) Hubbach* ‘37
    William and Elizabeth (Doud) Hyde* ‘38
    Mildred (Russell) Jensen ‘50
    Joan Gardner-Johnston
    Barbara (Roberts) Kenney ‘38
    Helen (Edwards) Kenney ‘46
    Rebecca Kirkpatrick ‘97
    Susan Kirkpatrick
    Janet (Ferris) Koltun-Titus ‘53
    James Mack Koon Jr
    Elizabeth (Allen) Koons* ‘36
    Michèle Laboda ‘79
    Sally Briggs Leighton
    John and Sara Long
    Rose Magrini*
    Susan* and David Manger
    Patricia (Gibson) McAvity ‘60
    Amy (Schanno) McCarthy* ‘54
    John and Burdette (Craig) McClelland* ‘36
    Edward and Adele (Houx) Miller ‘49
    Kathryn Monroe*
    Derry Ann Moritz* '53
    Allen and Elizabeth (Ayrault) Moses ‘48
    Lynne (Rubush) Nickel* '60
    Marjorie Oda-Burns ‘66
    Yu Chin Pan*
    J. Bruce and Laura (Gonyea) Partridge ‘70
    Cordelia (Hartwell) Puttkammer ‘57
    Marlene (Westfall) Robbins ‘73
    Peggy Lou (Stebbins) Roberts* ‘35
    Jean (Harriett) Roskos*
    Frances (Young) Rushton* ‘38
    Ruth (McFarland) Rystogi* ‘31
    Robert and Eleanor Sanders
    Rand and Lynn (Beaty) Sealey ‘61
    Lance and Marion (Williamson) Shipley ‘89
    Jay and Peachy Smalling
    Suzanne P. Smith* '82
    Ann (Terteling) Sparks* ‘53
    Barbara (Brooks) Spaulding* ‘34
    Mary Jane Stamm* ‘42
    Waldo and Norma (Gjertsen) Stone*
    Herman Tenzler*
    Camilla Titcomb*
    Mary Trodden ‘69
    Bob and Emily (McFadon) Vincent ‘49
    Kristen Wallerich ‘75
    Marilyn (Muckey) Walter ‘44
    Barbara Jean White Eckles
    Peter and Karen (Warren) Wickstrand ‘60
    Wilbur Woodhams*
    Virginia (Baker) Woolf ‘36

    *Heritage Society members noted with an asterisk have already left their legacy at Annie Wright Schools.
"I want to help make it possible for the next generation and beyond to benefit from the fine academics and opportunities to form enduring friendships as I did."
-Lynn (Beatty) Sealy '61

Enhanced Charitable Giving Incentives

Temporary Universal Charitable Deduction
For the year 2020, taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions can take a one-time deduction of up to $300 for cash gifts made to charitable organizations. The provision is intended only for the year 2020; however, the bill does not include an end date so could conceivably extend beyond this calendar year.

No Limit on Deductions for Cash Gifts
A provision also suspends the 60 percent adjusted gross income limitation for individuals’ charitable contributions for the year 2020
. In a typical year, individuals can only take a charitable deduction of up to 60 percent of their adjusted gross income, no matter how much they give. For 2020, there is no limit, making cash contributions fully deductible.
Contact Director of Development Grace Finch at or 253.284.8604 to learn about adding your gift to tuition, making a pledge to be paid later, sending a check or paying with stocks. Thank you for your generosity!

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN): 91-0567266


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.