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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:

Solveig Bassham '90
Marcia Davidove Baugh '60
Sally Beaty-Zuniga P'12
Sondra Rogers Behrens '63
Nancy Bekavac
Marlou Rau Belyea '47
Lori Bettison-Varga
Deborah Beveridge '81
Barbara Bice
Barbara Bixby Blackwell '63
Yvonne Magee Blaine '55
Joanne Blauer '72
Charles and Maria Bolster
Jo Anne Boorkman '69
Howard Boroughs
Tracey Borst '79
James Boyar P'93
Lucinda Bowen Smith '88
Rosemary Nissen Boyden '32*
Grace Gould Brandt '62
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
Angela King Cano '96
Jerrold Spar and Constance Caputo '74
Alice Betts Carpenter '57
Sherman Chan
Monique Chefdor
Monte Wilson Chisholm '58
Anne Clifford '91
Michael Coad P'04
Margaret Cochrane '44*
Charlotte Helmholz Colby '61
Helen Cole '40*
Elizabeth Avery Collard '61
Margaret Collins '71
Catherine Collinson '85
Kristin Heath Colon '89
Pamela Smith Connolly '68*
Jarmaine Haddad Contino '84
Susan Hopkins Coolidge '65
Loralyn Ledwell Cropper '84
Elizabeth Finkbeiner Crumpacker '68
Elizabeth Cundiff '84
Dana Cook Dakin '64
Margaret Towne D'Albert '54
Donna Darnell '56
Deborah David '72
Angela de Mott '71
Cynthia Clarke Dellinger '77
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 and Alfred Dunklee
Lisa Hansen Dunn '83
William Eagleton*
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
Susan Floyd '64
Shelly Foote '70
Marcia Forman '57
Yvonne Frame
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
Patricia Goldsmith
Meredith Goodwin '74
Helen Wilcox Gordon '40
M. Gorman
Anne Arthur Gottlieb '57
Elizabeth Shambaugh Gregory '39
Robin Groth '69
Sandra '62 and Thomas Guldman
Laura Thurston Gutman '57
Peggy Buttress Hamlin '48
Marilyn Kieweg Harper '60
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
Lee Heller '80
Jane Henderson '40
Jeannette Pierson Herron '45, P'15
Mark and Susan Herron
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
Carolyn Holm '70
Linda Horowitz '75
Mitzi Mihaila Howard '75
Jolene Hubbs '99
Noel Hudson '65
Kristin Hughes '89
Ellen Montgomery Hunter* '49
Joan Isaacs '71
Patricia Jackson '82
Dorothy Jirgal '52
Kathleen Billings Johnson '50, P'09
Crystal Jones '85
Nancy Katayama '77
Michelle Kauffman '67
Joanne Glass Keith '63 and Dennis Keith P'96
Clare Hubbard Kelm '69 and Ed Kelm
Sally Eymann Ketchum '63
Jane Kimball '61
Bruce and Maureen Kinsey P'04
Katelyn Gleason Klapper '87
Amy Knapp David Knapp P'16*
Charline Kendrick Kochhan '42, P'65, P'11
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
Michael Leahy
Kathleen Niven Lechner '52, P'91
Gretchen Scherschel Lee '92
Robert Lee P'72*
Judith Forman Lewis '67
Mary Crouch Lilly '38
Ellen Lockert '68
Fred Loechner
Eleanor Getz Lorton '39*
Gloria Lothrop*
Susan Lovell Lovell '62
Sarah LaFetra Ludwick '65
Christine Carter Lynch '68
Andree Mendenhall Mahoney '54
Rosemary Wilson Maino '43*
Mary Jean Maloney*
Fred Marer*
Jacqueline Thompson Marsh '52
Rachel A. Mathews '89
Margaret Mathies
Diane Cheverton Maxfield '71
Ruth Andersson May '40*
Carol Baker McCrary '61
Catherine McIntosh '76
Mary Nicholson McLane '46
Katherine Erickson McLeod '60
Marjorie McWee '83
Drucilla James Mills '83
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
Suzanne Ely Muchnic '62
Ann Reardon Mullis '72
Helen Murphy '42
Marjorie Riles Murray '69, P'96
Catherine Myman-Kaplan '00
Lalla Neblett '63
Mary Gardner Nelson '50, P'87
H. Neves
Barbara George Nevidomsky '70
Aileen Young Nielsen '50*
David Granham Null
Suzanne Stofft Nystrom '60, P'88*
Anne Spalding O'Brien '72
Joanne Odenthal '70
Richard and Rita Olans P'06
Ann Aylwin O'Neill '70
Jan Overman
Ruth Markowitz Owades '66
Louise Padelford*
Michael Palmer
Grace Pan '86
Peter Pande P'72*
Alisan Bloodgood Patten '81
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
Stephanie Probst Rasines '71
Melanie Rawn '75
Valerie Thom Read '57
Deedee Denebrink Rechtin '51, P'75*
Carolyn Revelle
Ellen Clark Revelle '31*
Janet Redding Richardson '71
Ellen Richstone '73
Claire Thurmond Roberts '41, P'73, P'74
Viivi Soolepp Romine '56*
and Lawrence Romine
Marga Rose Hancock '69
Donald Ross P'02
Elizabeth Plane Sage '45
Amy Baker Sandback '63
Margaret Sturdevant Schaefer '82
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
Ann Kingman Smith '53
Cornelia Farnsworth Smith '51*
Ellen Smedley Smith '36
Jean Bixby Smith '59
Rebecca Smith P'13
Wendy Smith '68, P'91
Elaine Soulanille '84
Dori Alderson Starkey '57
Emily Ament Starr '44
Lora 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 Swan David Syre P'93
Susan Talbot '69
John Taylor P'06
Linda Davis Taylor P'11
Sally Sherman Taylor '50
Amy Tennery '07
John and Sharon Thelin
Barbara Brooks Tomblin '66, P'92
Adeline Tryon '82
Hazel Sinclair Valier '43
Sandrajean Cannon Wainwright '65
Cynthia Collins Walker '74
Marcia Bate Walker '59, P'88
Leslie Chandler Wang '00
Payton Watkins '09
Frederick Weis
Abbiegail Weiser '51
Carlotta Welles '39* and Florence Cromwell
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
Amy Williams '85
Roxanne Wilson '76
Cynthia Winter '77
Barbara Langworthy Wood '37*
Jennifer Wood
Trudy Wood '73
Beverly Swager Woods '49*
Sonya Gray Woods '50
Allison Wysocki '99
Linda Yorton '70
Suzanne Zetterberg

* denotes the Donor is deceased
** denotes the Donor made a recent commitment

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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.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Scripps College [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

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.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

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.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

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.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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 receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Scripps College where you agree to make a gift to Scripps College and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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