Planned Giving

It is for each of us who speak of the significance of Chapin in our lives, or in the lives of those we love, to help ensure the well-being of the school.

Mildred Berendsen, Chapin Headmistress from 1959-1993

Left to right: Ella Foshay, Cera Robbins, Tanya Ryk Friedman, Patty Murphy Paine and Lea Paine Highet.
Not pictured: Jessie Beller, Linda Beard Brandi, Lucy Farr, Linden Havemeyer Wise and Patricia Hayot

As alumnae, parents, grandparents, faculty and friends, you have already made lasting contributions to Chapin, and for that we are so thankful. In planning for your future and that of your loved ones, we hope that you will consider making another lasting investment in our school through Planned Giving.

Planned gifts help Chapin offer a peerless education to future generations of bright young women and ensure financial security for you and your loved ones. You can give back to the school while making sure that you have valuable income for many years.

If you are making a planned gift, please provide Chapin's tax ID number: 13-1635257.

As you consider your own life planning, we are happy to send you information that can assist you in combining your financial planning with charitable giving. You should also consult with your financial advisor. For further information, contact our Major Gifts Officer Christine Shim at or call the Chapin Advancement Office at 212.744.5007. The members of our Planned Giving Committee are also wonderful resources if you would like more information about planned giving at Chapin.

Planned Giving Committee

  • Lea Paine Highet ’84, Chair
  • Jessie M. Beller ’96
  • Linda Beard Brandi ’65
  • Lucy Farr ’88
  • Ella M. Foshay ’65
  • Tanya Ryk Friedman ’90
  • Melissa Kalt ’84
  • Joanna Massey ’86
  • Patty Murphy Paine ’55
  • Cera B. Robbins
  • Alexandra Schueler ’05
  • Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70, Honorary Chair
  • Patricia T. Hayot, Head of School