The Maria Bowen Chapin Legacy Society

Members of the Maria Bowen Chapin Legacy Society have made planned gifts to the school through bequests, bequest intentions or other life-income gifts. We greatly appreciate these donors’ commitment; their gifts ensure Chapin remains strong in its second century. These special people are recognized in our planned giving newsletter and annual report, receive a special gift upon joining, and are invited to a thank-you tea during Alumnae Reunion each year.

Is Chapin already mentioned in your will? If so, please contact the Advancement Office to let us know, and we will include you in the Maria Bowen Chapin Legacy Society immediately.

We are happy to send you information that can assist you in combining your financial planning with charitable giving. Please contact Christine Shim in the Advancement Office at 212.744.5007 or cshim@chapin.edu for further information.

About Bequests

Bequests have a lasting effect on Chapin. For many alumnae and other members of the Chapin family, a bequest is the easiest and best way to give to the school. Through your will or other estate plans, you may name Chapin as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate or of particular assets in your estate. You need not provide the school with funds now, yet you immediately benefit from the knowledge that you have a primary role in securing Chapin's future. Some of our most enduring gifts have been bequests — including the first, from Miss Chapin herself. Please consider creating a legacy for future generations of Chapin alumnae.

Providing for Chapin in Your Will

Providing for Chapin in your will is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place a call to your lawyer.
  2. Your lawyer will make simple adjustments to your current will or estate plan.
  3. Place a call to the Chapin Advancement Office to let us know.
Welcome! You are now a member of the Maria Bowen Chapin Society!

Thank you so much to all members who have helped secure the future educational opportunities of Chapin students. We are very grateful for your support and dedication to the School.

Click here to view a list of current Maria Bowen Chapin Legacy Society members.