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The Charles McLendon Founders Society

The Charles McLendon Founders Society recognizes those individuals who have made provisions for GDS in their estate plans. Such provisions may take the form of a bequest, the designation of GDS as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, the establishment of a charitable trust with GDS as the beneficiary, the assignment of a title to a primary residence or other planned gift arrangement. Gifts are designated or restricted according to the donor's wishes. Most often, donors choose to direct planned estate gifts to the School's permanent endowment, or to provide their own named endowment fund for a specific purpose. 

Membership in the McLendon Society is a special distinction, signaling the donor's understanding that the future of the Day School is a priority now in planning for the ultimate gift upon their death. It is a lifelong commitment to the School's future welfare. Because of the great variety of gift vehicles and giving opportunities available, donors can make a very personal statement about their care and concern for the children who attend the school.  

For more information about planning an estate gift to Greensboro Day School, see Planned Giving on this web site or contact Tommy Webb, Assistant Head of School, 336-288-8590, ext. 204.


As of November 30, 2015, 39 individuals or couples have made provisions for Greensboro Day School in their estate plans and five generous gifts have been realized through donors' estates. Those listed by name below have authorized GDS to list their names on our web site in hopes that others will be inspired to join them in planning for the future financial security of the School. To learn more about why they made these planned gifts, click on those underlined to read their stories.

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Mary and Jeff  Beach

Ms. Anita G. Bradford and Mr. Jabari Bradford '11

Lisa and Ed Cone '80

Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Jean Davison

Mr. Keith Gilliard

Dr. Marcy Gilliard 

R. Ross Harris

Gail M. and Eugene S. LeBauer

Billy and Dottie B. Nutt

Tina Patterson

Mr. James S. Schenck III

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Scott, Jr. '90

Ruthie and Alan Tutterow

Mr. Thomas H. Webb

Mr. David Worth

Ann and Benjamin Zuraw


The Charles McLendon Founders Society Honor Roll

The following generously provided gifts for Greensboro Day School through their estates.

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Dr. Carlton Harris – d. 2003
Dr. Jean Brooks – d. 2006
Charles A. McLendon, Jr. – d. 2008
Sion A. Boney – d. 2010

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