Planned Giving

Two grandparents with their granddaughter at graduation

Establishing a planned gift allows you to leave a legacy, and impact Whitfield beyond your lifetime.  Gifts from your estate may allow you the opportunity to make a larger gift than would be possible during your lifetime.  And, planned gifts, such as annuities and charitable remainder trusts, may allow you to increase your retirement income or receive tax advantages. 

Thank you
Planned gifts may have a transformational impact on Whitfield.  If you have named Whitfield in your will or trusts, please let us know so that we may show our deep gratitude during your lifetime.

The Barnes & Cole Society

We are glad to invite all individuals and families who make provisions for Whitfield in their estate plans into our Barnes & Cole Society.  This philanthropic group is named after Whitfield’s founders, John Barnes and Allen Cole.  For more than 20 years, Mr. Barnes and Mr. Cole worked to create an atmosphere in which learning was both challenging and fun, and students had every opportunity to succeed.  That atmosphere still exists today.  We celebrate their spirit by recognizing those who invest in our school’s future.

Benefits of Membership 

  • Invitation to our annual patron reception each spring
  • Listing in our annual report, Report of Philanthropy


Whitfield School does not act as legal counsel or financial advisor to benefactors. We encourage all potential benefactors to seek professional advice before making a planned gift.


Contact Kathleen Kelly, Director of Development, 314-415-1247.