Legacy Giving

The Boot Hill Legacy Society is building the Thacher of tomorrow.

Those who have loved the life and traditions of The Thacher School can help provide for the future of the School through bequests of any amount. These legacy gifts may include naming the School as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, the donation of real estate, or participation in one of several “life income” vehicles. Members of the Boot Hill Legacy Society  will join approximately 400 other Boot Hill Members, aged 25 to 97, who have committed to supporting Thacher’s long-term prosperity.

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  • History of the Boot Hill Legacy Society

    Two Thacher trustees, John R. Metcalf CdeP 1933 and Robert E. Hunter CdeP 1940 founded Boot Hill Legacy Society in 1971. Both of them recognized that estate planning tended to be an unnecessarily gloomy topic of conversation—in spite of its importance to future generations. They also knew that the harshness of frontier life required making a joke out of everything unpleasant. In this spirit, Metcalf and Hunter borrowed their irreverent name from the storied graveyards of the West, where cowboys were often unceremoniously buried with their boots on.
  • Gifts Anyone Can Afford

    Creating your Thacher legacy can be a simple, quick, and painless process. The basic design of these gifts aims to reduce impact on cash flow, and maintain current lifestyles, without jeopardizing family security. If you already have a will, you need only to add the School as an additional beneficiary. If you have not yet established a will, simply include Thacher as a beneficiary of an existing retirement account or life insurance policy at any specific dollar amount or percentage.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Thacher School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School-administered programs.