A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

Planned Giving

Visionary Friends is a unique membership group at Carolina Friends School. Membership in the Visionary Friends recognizes those who have chosen to provide for the long-term future of CFS, and for generations of students for decades to come.

Visionary Friends are a delightfully diverse and interesting group. They come from all walks of life; have a wide range of interests and talents; and include parents, alumni parents, grandparents, trustees, alumni, and staff.

And they are delighted to welcome new members to this remarkable group.

How to Become a Visionary Friend

Anyone can become a Visionary Friend: CFS parents, grandparents, alumni, staff, and alumni parents. And there are many ways to join, such as:

  • Making a gift that costs you nothing today, but makes a huge difference tomorrow. These include making a gift to CFS in your will, your retirement account, or your life insurance policy..
  • Creating a charitable gift annuity. These provide guaranteed income for life as well as immediate and long-term tax savings.
  • Starting a new endowment.

If you have already included CFS in your will or other estate plans, let us know and we will add your name to the Visionary Friends membership list.

If you add CFS to your new or existing estate plan, please let us know so that we can include you among our members.

Four Easy Ways Our Future Can Be Your Legacy

You can make the world a better place than you found it by ensuring that Carolina Friends School is here for future generations of children. A gift in your retirement plan, will, or life insurance enables you to “be the change you would see in the world.”

Your Life Insurance

Making a gift to CFS in your life insurance is a loving way to craft your legacy: thousands of children, for generations to come, will be nurtured by caring and dedicated teachers.

Your Retirement Plan

You can ensure that future generations of children learn the values, skills, and knowledge to thrive and make our world a better place. Simply make CFS a beneficiary in your retirement plan.

Your Will

You can enable CFS to expand current programs (technology, Exploratorium, dance, STEM, etc.) as well as create new programs to make CFS’s future even brighter. Just make a gift in your will.

Your Charitable Gift Annuity

You will make it possible for generations of talented, caring teachers to educate and inspire thousands of children decade after decade when you create a charitable gift annuity.

I'm never going to be affluent...but I wanted to give something back to CFS. So, it seems natural to me to leave a legacy for kids, so they can find in the library the books they need. That’s why I included CFS in my will. Bonnie Morris '79