Planned Giving

Become a member of the Tower Society.
The Tower Society of The Kiski School recognizes those who have committed to support Kiski through a vehicle for planned giving.

Learn about the numerous ways to contribute to the fulfillment of our mission...

Help insure that Kiski will continue to provide an excellent education to our boys in the future by including Kiski as a beneficiary in your will. Choose to bequeath a monetary sum or a percentage of your estate. If you already have an up-to-date will, you may add a provision for Kiski through a codicil that simply states your latest intentions.

Gifts of Retirement Funds
Qualified retirement plans are a good choice for investing in the future of Kiski. If left in your estate, your heirs will pay income tax on these assets in addition to estate taxes, often amounting to a total taxation of up to 75%. By bequeathing your retirement plan assets to Kiski, you will make sure that 100% of these funds will support your wishes.

Charitable Gift Annuities
A Charitable Gift Annuity is a simple contract between you and The Kiski School. In exchange for your irrevocable gift of cash, securities, or other assets, Kiski agrees to pay one or two annuitants of your choice a fixed sum each year for life. Advantages include:
  • Guaranteed income for life
  • A tax deduction for the gift portion of the annuity in the year the gift is made
  • Often, a portion of each payment is tax free, and capital gains taxes on appreciated assets can be spread over the projected life of the contact.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable remainder trusts are individual trusts that can be funded with cash, tax-exempt assets, or appreciated property. Remainder annuity trusts distribute a fixed dollar amount of income, and remainder unitrusts distribute a variable amount either for a set term of years or for the lifetimes of the beneficiaries. Kiski then receives the remainder of the trust assets. Advantages of a CRT usually include:
  • Annual income for yourself and/or other beneficiaries
  • An immediate charitable deduction
  • Elimination of capital gains tax on appreciated assets
  • Estate tax savings
Charitable Lead Trusts
A lead trust pays income to The Kiski School for a number of years or a lifetime and then transfers the principal in the trust back to you or to another individual of your choice.

Life Insurance
An outright gift of a paid-up life insurance policy makes an excellent charitable gift. Or you can make Kiski the beneficiary of an existing policy or take out a new policy with Kiski as the owner and beneficiary.

Retained Life Estates
You may give a gift of your home, farm, or vacation home and retain the right to live there as long as you live. This results in a charitable deduction on your income tax.
The Kiski Tower Society recognizes individuals who have designated The Kiski School as a beneficiary in their will and/or estate plan. Tower Society members demonstrate remarkable foresight in ensuring their legacy through a planned gift to Kiski. Gifts through the Tower Society generally include trusts, life and other insurance policies, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, IRA Charitable Rollovers, and additional funds which enable you to structure a gift to maximum tax and financial benefit.

The Tower Society

We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals who have made known their plans to remember Kiski in their estate with a planned gift:  

Mr. Alan J. Andreini '64
Mr. William E. Bates
Mr. Andrew S. Birrell Esq. '73
Mr. T. Robert Boulware '82
Mr. Joseph E. Breman Esq. '63
Mr. Bruce E. Brown '83
Mr. Christopher Brueningsen
Mr. Guy R. Bucci Esq. '63
Mr. Robert C. Bygrave '70
Mr. M. Scott Campbell '57
Mrs. Elizabeth Carbone
Mr. Natale J Carbone
Mr. J. Philip Cayford ’64
Dr. David I. Cleland '48
Mr. David C. Conrad II '85
Mr. Carroll H. Cook '49
Mr. C. William Cosgrove '62
Mr. Edward N. Denny ’77
Mr. W. Logan Dickerson '45
Mr. John H. DuPree '67
Mr. William W. Ellis 
Mr. Leonard S. Felman ’53
Mr. Grier R. Graff '63
Mrs. Beata P. Graham
Dr. M. Edwin Green Jr. '42
Mrs. Mary Irene Groskloss
Mr. Thomas E. Hamilton Jr. '48
Mr. Joseph W. Handrahan Jr. '65
Mr. David Hazelwood '46
Mr. Paul H. Heinen '51
Mr. William O. Hund '46
Mr. John Jacob '89
Mrs. Betty Kerr
Dr. A. Richard Kneedler '61
Dr. Penn Lupovich '54
Mrs. Vivian Magnelli
Mrs. Arlene Malky
Mr. Elliott B. McConnell Jr. '46
Mr. W. Duff McCrady '61
Mr. Van Messer '69
Mr. Jack J. Miller '39
Dr. Donald B. Moore ’45
Mrs. Mary C. Morrell
Mr. M. Dean Mosites '72
Mr. Harold E. Muncaster '30
Mr. Maynard H. Murch IV '63
Mrs. Mildred C. Myers
Mr. Neil H. Pettes '88
Mr. Scott E. Phillips '70
Mr. Robert B. Scharf ’69
Mr. Anthony R. Sheesley '86
Mr. Cory M. Sisto '01
Mr. Douglas A. Stuber '66
Mr. Thomas B. Sturges III ’63
Mr. David J. Sunseri Jr. '03
Mr. Russell C. Swank III '67
Mr. Steven T. Szilagyi '88 
Mr. Douglas G. Tjaden '61
Mr. Adam C. Tosh '90
Mr. Isaac Tripp IV '70
Mr. Alexis Tsaggaris
Mrs. Eleanore G. Waugaman
Mr. Jeffrey N. Wieser '70
Mrs. Dimmis Zeigler
Mr. Gregory D. Zeigler ’64

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The Kiski School
1888 Brett Lane
Saltsburg, PA 15681
1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, PA 15681   |   (877) 547-5448
Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, independent, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes Advanced and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery. Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.

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