Planned Giving

The Barnes & Cole Society
If you make the decision to make a planned gift to Whitfield School, you will become a member of the Barnes & Cole Society.  Named in memory of Whitfield’s founders, John Barnes and Allen Cole, this special recognition society is designed to honor those individuals who have made a commitment to support the vision and the mission of the school through a planned gift.  Its membership is comprised of individuals who have included Whitfield School in their estate planning through wills, charitable annuities and trusts, gifts of life insurance and real estate.

We hope you will consider a charitable bequest in your will to benefit Whitfield School while you save estate tax dollars at the same time. We can be named as a beneficiary in a will in any of a number of ways. You can easily add Whitfield to your will through a simple amendment called a codicil; thus, your entire will does not have to be redrafted. Please consult with your estate planner for more details.

Life Insurance
If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, consider it as a potential charitable gift. To receive a charitable deduction, name Whitfield School as both the owner and beneficiary of the policy. If the policy is paid up, your charitable contribution is generally the replacement value or cost basis of the policy, whichever is less. Ongoing premiums paid on a gifted life insurance policy also qualify for charitable deductions. Please consult with your life insurance agent and tax advisor for more details.

Other Non-Cash Gifts
Other properties such as real estate, artwork, coin collections or jewelry may be gifted to Whitfield School and qualify for a charitable deduction. A qualified appraisal must occur within sixty days of the date of the gift. Please consult with your tax advisor for more details.

We would be pleased to provide you with additional information on any gifts that you may be considering. Please contact Kelly Edwards, director of development, at (314) 434-5141 or, for more information regarding non-cash gifts.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Whitfield School does not act as legal counsel or financial advisor to benefactors.  These illustrations are provided for suggestions and are not intended as financial or investment advice.  We encourage all potential benefactors to seek professional advice before making a planned gift.

  • © 2007-2015 WHITFIELD School
  • 175 South Mason Road
  • St. Louis, MO 63141
  • T: 314-434 5141

About Us

Whitfield School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for grades 6–12.

Learn More »


Whitfield’s demanding academic program coupled with the support of a dedicated, world class faculty prepares graduates for both the college experience and life beyond.

Learn More »


Students who choose to engage in the arts at Whitfield, whether performing or visual, discover the nearly limitless possibilities for self-expression.

Learn More »


The Warriors have claimed 33 state championships, earning multiple coach and player of the year awards, and sending numerous alumni to play at the collegiate level.

Learn More »

Student Life

Whitfield students are happy, healthy and engaged in their community. Working diligently both in and out of the classroom, they learn both the academic and the interpersonal skills that lead them to success in college and beyond.

Learn More »


Find out what makes Whitfield unique among St. Louis schools.

Learn More »


The culture of philanthropy has always been an essential part of the Whitfield experience. Whitfield is fortunate to have parents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty and staff, trustees, grandparents and special friends who consistently support our school.

Learn More »

powered by finalsite