This blog post is written about by Landon’s school nurse, Julie Acebal, on the growing epidemic of vaping and how parents can communicate with their children about the health effects of electronic cigarettes.
Planned giving involves providing for a future gift to schools through your financial and estate plans. Some examples are listed below on ways to support Landon through these future gifts. For more information, please contact Lucas Metropulos, Director of Major and Planned Giving, at 301-320-1005 or email@example.com.
A named endowed fund can be created at Landon with a gift of $100,000 or more. Perhaps you wish to honor a former or current faculty member, a deceased classmate, or create a fund in your family’s name that will grow in perpetuity. The fund could be designated to support financial aid, professional development, academics, arts, athletics, buildings, or simply unrestricted for Landon to use where needed most.
Why Our Donors Give to Landon!
For me and my family, Landon is a way of life. The school has impacted the Leachman’s dating back to the early 1940s when my Dad was a student. Not only did I get a great education, but the friendships I made have lasted a lifetime. I am so grateful for the experience and thankful as well that my sons Penn ’94 and Jamie ’95 were able to attend Landon. When I moved back to the area in 1977, I reached out to the school to see what I could do to try to give back to a place that meant so much to me. That led to over 40 years of serving in various roles as class agent, Alumni Board President, Co-chair of both Annual Fund and Capital Campaign as well as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Over the last 40 years, growing Landon’s endowment was not a strategic priority as it is today. While the school has received tremendous support in that time, most of the funds were used for operations and key building projects at the time gifts were made. Our campus is the envy of many and you may ask why Landon needs to get serious about our Endowment. To be frank it is among the lowest of our peer schools both locally and nationally. For that reason I decided to make Landon a part of my estate planning.
My love and appreciation for Landon School is immense. I chose to put Landon in my estate plans because I wish for my legacy and impact on Landon students to continue for years to come. After 64 years of working at Landon as a coach and as a teacher, I can honestly say that this school is truly a special place that deserves our support. Go Bears!”
We have one life to make a difference and tomorrow is not guaranteed. Though still young, I decided to join Landon’s 1929 Legacy Society so that my life’s work will extend long past my time on this earth. Landon helped make me the person I am today. The friendships I made at Landon are still the strongest ones I hold today and the network is one I continue to benefit from professionally. The Landon experience does not end at graduation so neither will my contribution.”