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Elm Tree Society

Elm Tree SocietyThe Elm Tree Society was established in honor of Ellen Browning Scripps and the visionary gift that created Scripps College in 1926. Today's Elm Tree Society recognizes individuals and couples who have made provisions for Scripps College in their estate plans. The College applauds your dedication to this legacy, to the creating and continuation of the future education and growth of students dedicated to the same principles and values of our founder.

The donors represented here on our honor roll have provided for the College in a variety of ways through a variety of charitable gifting vehicles. Many estate gifts are designated to support internships, scholarships, campus enhancement and preservation, faculty research, QuestBridge, and new opportunities for the young women of the Scripps College Academy. Many bequests also provide much needed support for the overall health of Scripps College.

Each legacy gift is unique and supports the fundamental importance of Scripps in the lives of these alumnae and friends. Are you planning your philanthropic future now? Contact the Office of Gift Planning so we can welcome you into this special group of donors.

Thank you to each of member of the Elm Tree Society listed here:

Alisa Abrams '88
Aimee "Sam" Abrams-Widdicombe '16
Ann Milligan Ach '65
Rebecca Barber Adams '61
Maria Ysela Aguilar '77
Cathleen Oliver Aiken
Kyna Powers Alders '00
Margaret Allen '47
Richard Ament
Carey Anglemyer '83
Ann Phillips '59
Barbara Appell '74*
Kendra Armer '93
Kathleen Arnold '82
Gabrielle Arwadi '93
Susan Baker '79
Allan Balch
Janet Barker '76
Solveig Bassham '90
Marcia Davidove Baugh '60
Christy Baxter '46*
Gloria Beal*
Mary G Bean '67 and Bruce Bean
Sally Beaty-Zuniga P'12
Sondra Rogers Behrens '63
Nancy Bekavac
Marlou Rau Belyea '47
Lori Bettison-Varga P'20
Deborah Beveridge '81
Barbara Bice
Ellen B. Bisson '59
Barbara Bixby Blackwell '63
Yvonne Magee Blaine '55
Joanne Blauer '72
Karen Blauer '83
Charles and Maria Bolster
Jo Anne Boorkman '69
Howard Boroughs*
Tracey Borst '79
James Boyar P'93
Rosemary Nissen Boyden* '32 and Roland F Boyden*
Grace Gould Brandt '62
Mai Lai and Robert Breech
Mona Janney Brett '44, P'70
Mollyanne Brewer '67
Terry Pratt Brick '63
Lynne Oshita Brickner '74
Claire Davies Bridge '82, P'09
Catherine Sinclaire Brooks '77
Frances Kay Brossy* '50 and Frederic Brossy
Laurie Schweitzer Brown '59 and Bart Brown
Barbara Bruner '76
Audrey Steele Burnand '44
Joseph Byrne
Joanne Prosser Callender '44
Mary Campbell '70
Jerrold Spar and Constance Caputo '74
Alice Betts Carpenter '57 and Charles Carpenter
Sherman Chan
Monique Chefdor
Anne Clifford '91
Michael Richard Coad P'04
Margaret and Bruce Coats
Margaret Cochrane '44*
Patricia Cogen '70
Charlotte Helmholz Colby '61
Helen Cole '40*
Elizabeth Avery Collard '61
Margaret Collins '71
Kristin Heath Colon '89
Pamela Smith Connolly '68*
Susan Hopkins Coolidge '65
Loralyn Ledwell Cropper '84
Elizabeth Finkbeiner Crumpacker '68
Elizabeth Cundiff '84
Dana Cook Dakin '64
Margaret Towne D'Albert '54
Julia Damasco '79
Donna Darnell '56
Deborah David '72
Rita Eidson DeBoer '75
Cynthia Clarke Dellinger '77
Angela de Mott '71
Robyn Dependahl '76
Martina Desloge
Bonita Barrack DeVos '49*
Bobbisue Alpert Dinwiddie '60
Diane Divelbess '57
Erin Dotson-Kelly '07
Margaret Downey '76
Amy Drayer '99
Elaine Drew '65
Robert Duffy P'75*
Joanna Hamel Dunklee '62
Lisa Hansen Dunn '83
Martha Dyckes '63
William Eagleton*
Mari Eckstein-Gower '70
William Edwards*
Daniel Epstein P'90
Julie West Ericksen '90
Scott Evans
H. Everall P'70, P'10
Robert and Valerie Falahee P'16
Delia Fernandez '74
Sandra Fettes '76
Susan Greene Finley '58
Patricia Miles Fiske '71
Zemula Pierce Fleming '47, P'07
Shelly Foote '70
Marcia Forman '57
Yvonne Frame and Craig Adkins
Laurene Deyerle Franco '92
Barbara Hertz Friedmann '77
Janine Fujioka '84
Mary Waite Garvey '93
Marjorie Gelus '65
Beth Booth Gertmenian '63
Anthony and Patricia Ghosn
Jennifer Gilchrest
Patricia Goldsmith
Meredith Goodwin '74
Helen Wilcox Gordon '40*
M Jean Gorman
Anne Arthur Gottlieb '57
Elizabeth Shambaugh Gregory '39*
Robin Groth '69
Sandra Guldman '62 and Thomas Guldman
Laura Thurston Gutman '57
Cynthia Haire '58*
Alicita Hamilton '48*
Peggy Buttress Hamlin '48
Margret Small Hart '49*
Nona Hasegawa '82
Coburn Haskell*
Ada Watkins Hatch '31, P'71*
Elizabeth Stokes Hawkins '44
Gloria DeAngelis Hayes '84
Kathleen Schefe Hayes '72
Jane Henderson '40
Jeannette Pierson Herron '45, P'15
Tamara Kuhn Hertz '82
Margaret Hess '76
Littie Mackeown Hicks '40*
Caryl Chesmore Hinckley '50
Martha Young Hippee '50
Harry Hixson P'92
Carol Tsu Ho '52
Ambassador and Mrs. Glen Holden
Rosanne Rennie Holliday '61
Robyn Hollingshead '89
Carolyn Holm '70
Linda Horowitz '75
Mitzi Mihaila Howard '75
Jolene Hubbs '99
Judd Hubert*
Noel Hudson '65
Kristin Hughes '89
Ellen Montgomery Hunter '49*
Jessica Irish '91
Joan Isaacs '71
Patricia Jackson '82
Dorothy Jirgal '52
Kathleen Billings Johnson '50, P'09
Crystal Jones '85
Rebecca Judd '73
Marilyn Kieweg Harper '60
Nancy Katayama '77
Michelle Kauffman '67
Joanne Glass Keith '63, P'96 and Dennis Keith P'96
Clare Hubbard Kelm '69 and Ed Kelm
Sally Eymann Ketchum '63
Jane Kimball '61
Angela King '96
Bruce and Maureen Kinsey P'04
Katelyn Gleason Klapper '87
Amy Knapp and David Knapp P'16*
Charline Kendrick Kochlan '42, P'65, P'11
Linda Kollar '66
Wendy Tourtellot Kulberg '58
Carolyn Wu Kurtzig '97
Virginia Hester Laddey '42*
Jane Paschall Lagerquist '60
June Lowery Lamson '40*
Thomas and Patricia Landye P'06, P'08
Patricia Stanley Lang '49
Johnnie Lassiter P'95
Leslie Lassiter '77
Katherine Latson '79
Michael Leahy
Kathleen Niven Lechner '52, P'91
Gretchen Scherschel Lee '92
Louise and Robert P Lee P'72*
Suzanne Leif '63
Lee Heller '80
Judith Forman Lewis '67
Mary Crouch Lilly '38*
Ellen Lockert '68
Fred Loechner
Eleanor Getz Lorton '39*
Gloria Lothrop*
Susan Lovell '62
Sarah LaFetra Ludwick '65
Christine Carter Lynch '68
Andree Mendenhall Mahoney '54
Rosemary Wilson Maino '43*
Mary Jean Maloney*
Fred* and Estelle* Marer
Jacqueline Thompson Marsh '52
Monte Marts '58
Rachel A. Mathews '89
Margaret Mathies
Diane Cheverton Maxfield '71
Ruth Andersson May '40*
Carol Baker McCrary '61
Mary Nicholson McLane '46
Katherine Erickson McLeod '60
Marjorie McWee '83
Drucilla James Mills '83
Laura Willingham Milne '83 and Paul T Milne
Helen Sick Minton '41
Pamela Wimpress Mitchell '66
Tena Kari Mitchell '74
Barbara Stewart Mogel '72
Anmarie Easley Moore '95
Shirley Beaham Moore '56*
Susan Morohashi '75
Gayle Pope Morrison '71
Mary Moser '71
Katherine Barrows Moule '57, P'83 and James Moule P'83
Suzanne Ely Muchnic '62 and Paul Muchnic*
Ann Reardon Mullis '72 and Ron Mullis
Helen Murphy '42*
Anne McCully Murphy '68
Marjorie Riles Murray '69, P'96
Catherine Myman-Kaplan '00
Denise Nelson Nash '76
Lalla Neblett '63
Mary Gardner Nelson '50, P'87*
H. Neves
Barbara George Nevidomsky '70
Aileen Young Nielsen '50*
Hilda Niven P'52, GP '91
David Granham Null
Suzanne Stofft Nystrom '60, P'88*
Anne Spalding O'Brien '72
Joanne Odenthal '70
Ann Aylwin O'Neill '70
Richard and Rita Olans P'06
Jan Overman
Ruth Markowitz Owades '66
Louise H Padelford*
Michael Palmer
Grace Pan '86
Peter Pande P'72*
Alisan Bloodgood Patten '81
Victoria Geis Pauley '50*
Sherril Pavin '73
Ellen Payne '81
Harry Peacock P'96
Alexandra Baigrie Perkins '52*
Anne Perkins '52
Leonora Pierotti '34*
Edith Lamm Piness '52
Delora Pitman '37*
Carolyn Pollock '79
Rebecca Harlow Potter '60
Catalina Peters Preskill '70
Jill Quick '63
Dennis and Christine Hickman Ragen
Susan Rankaitis
Stephanie Probst Rasines '71*
Melanie Rawn '75
Valerie Thom Read '57
Deedee Denebrink Rechtin '51, P'75*
Betsy Elizabeth Reinhold '57
Carolyn Revelle
Ellen Clark Revelle '31*
Janet Redding Richardson '71
Ellen B Richstone '73
Claire Thurmond Roberts '41, P'73, P'74*
Gertrude Rockley '34*
Gay Ann Ross Rogers '65
Viivi Soolepp Romine '56* and Lawrence Romine*
Marga Rose Hancock '69
Donald Ross P'02* and Nancy I Ross
Elizabeth Plane Sage '45
Sophia Salazar
Amy Baker Sandback '63
Julia Baumann Sarver '01
Margaret Sturdevant Schaefer '82
Diane R Schroeder '74
Kathleen Brogan Schwarz '64
Elizabeth Rusling Sedat '36*
Sonia Hubner Seeman '63
Patricia Stone Segelhorst '37* and August Segelhorst*
Evelyn Nelson Senior '70
Eleanor Dorn Settle '45
Kate Schamberg Shapiro '49
Patricia Stauch Sias '46
Gerhard Simmel
Susan Drake Slayen '68
Lucinda Bowen Smith '88
Ann Kingman Smith '53
Cornelia Farnsworth Smith '51*
James L Smith Jr. and Ellen Smedley Smith '36
Jean Bixby Smith '59
Rebecca Smith P'13
Wendy Smith '68, P'91
Elaine Soulanille '84
Courtney Stanford '85
Dori Alderson Starkey '57
Emily Ament Starr '44
Lora L Steere '66
Diane Steinmetz '76
Lisa Stenderup '85
Roxie Scott Stouffer '61, P'90
Deborah Kates Streiber '60
Elizabeth Younglove Suffel '33*
Candace Sullivan '65
Susan Sumner Sullivan '63
Sherna Kopple Svensson '62
Philip V Swan*
Adele E Swann '70
David Syre P'93
Susan Talbot '69
John Taylor P'06
Linda Davis Taylor and Jim Taylor P'11
Sally Sherman Taylor '50
Amy Tennery '07
John and Sharon Thelin
Lynne Tinker '65
Barbara Brooks Tomblin '66, P'92
Adeline Tryon '82
Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin
Hazel Sinclair Valier '43
Marilyn Vinson '66 and Lance Vinson
Sandrajean Cannon Wainwright '65
Cynthia Collins Walker '74
Marcia Bate Walker '59, P'88
Leslie Chandler Wang '00
Payton Watkins '09
Susan Drinkward Waymire '81
Frederick Weis
Abbiegail Weiser '51
Carlotta Welles '39*
Miranda B Wellman '99
Patricia Fisher-Smith Welsh '51
Camilla Perkins Wenrick '74
Jennifer Jackson Werner '81 and Derek Werner
Barbara Schuyler Wetzel '59
Alice Colby Wheeler*
Kathleen Wicker
Patricia Widdicombe P'16
Marilyn Wilkinson '54
Roxanne Wilson '76
Cynthia Winter '77
Barbara Langworthy Wood '37*
Jennifer Wood
Trudy Wood '73
Beverly Swager Woods '49*
Sonya Gray Woods '50
Barbara Cook Wormser '59 and Laurence Wormser
Allison Wysocki '99
Linda Yorton '70
Suzanne Zetterberg

* denotes the Donor is deceased

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Scripps College a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

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A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

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A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Scripps College or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

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Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

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You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Scripps College as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Scripps College as a lump sum.

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