The Agnes Irwin Laurel Society
The Agnes Irwin School has always benefited from generous support to annual and capital giving. But in 1998, Class of 1953 alumnae Annabelle Pierson Irey (pictured on left in the photo) and Mary Pat McPherson (pictured on right), recognized the advantages of a planned giving society which allows donor’s to create a legacy that extends the length and breadth of their generosity. They established The Laurel Society and, with 30 caring individuals, became the inaugural members.
Membership in The Agnes Irwin School Laurel Society is a testament to your commitment to the education of girls and perpetuates your legacy with the school. Providing for The Agnes Irwin School in this way helps to deepen a vital tradition of philanthropy, which sustains the school. Laurel Society members receive a gold laurel leaf pin, a design based of the laurel branches that surround the school’s lamp emblem.
Unrestricted gifts are usually added to the school’s endowment. Other gifts may be made to a variety of established funds, or the donor may wish to establish and name a new fund. These naming opportunities may be discussed with representatives of the school at the donor’s convenience.
About The Laurel Society
The Laurel Society recognizes alumnae, parents and other members of the Agnes Irwin family who establish a planned gift arrangement with The Agnes Irwin School. Planned gifts include bequest intentions, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, the school’s pooled income fund and other forms of deferred support. Laurel Society members receive a gold laurel leaf pin and are invited the annual Laurel Society breakfast and other special events. View the 2012-2013 Laurel Society Membership List.