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Planned Giving

A Gift Planning Program for The Carey School

In 1928, Mary and James Carey founded a small preschool for their two daughters and a few neighborhood friends. Mary and James were dedicated parents who wanted a school that their children would love, and that emphasized the values of kindness, respect for self and others, and personal responsibility.

In the years since, hundreds of others have built on the inspiration of those inaugural Carey parents and created an indelible school. Year by year and brick by brick, The Carey School has grown and prospered through the generosity, commitment and love of so many. Today, The Carey School sets the standard for elementary education, sustained through the dedication of families, friends and educators honoring those original core values.

Envisioning a Strong Future

Trailblazers Eric Temple & Garry Shermann

Motivated by a desire to ensure the best possible future for The Carey School, former Head of School Eric Temple and husband Garry Shermann made a commitment to Carey in 2011 by including the school in their will. This generous and forward-thinking gesture enabled Carey to launch the Flying Eagles gift planning program and secure commitments from four additional donors. Flying Eagles ensures that The Carey School can continue to inspire curious, con dent and joyful learners, and celebrate childhood for generations to come.

We are grateful to Eric and Garry for helping The Carey School launch such an important program to provide solid financial footing for Carey’s future.

Trustee Emeritus, Mark Moore, shares his thoughts on the Flying Eagles Program.

A Flexible Way to Support The Carey School

EASY. A few sentences in your will or living trust complete the gift.

TAX WISE. Your estate may be entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction.

VERSATILEDonors have options. You may:

  • bequeath a specific item
  • pledge a specific dollar amount
  • gift a percentage of your estate
  • make a contribution that is contingent upon certain events

PERSONAL. You can pledge in any way that feels right to you. For example to build our endowment to provide sustained strength, or to financial aid so that future families may have the same experience you have had. It can also be an open gift, inviting future leaders to direct it to the best needs of the day.

REVOCABLE. Until your will or trust goes into effect, you are free to alter your plans.

Gift Planning at Carey

Planned gifts are not just for the wealthy, and can work for families of all ages. We are happy to speak with you about how to help create a plan for your family while making a meaningful and lasting commitment to The Carey School. To support the Flying Eagles download our Letter of Intent form.

To learn more, contact Resham Bharwani, Director of Development and Communications, at

For more information and testimonials, click on Flying Eagles brochure.

Our Flying Eagles

  • Mary T. Carey (deceased)
  • Claire Carey Willard (deceased)
  • Eric Temple and Garry Shermann
  • Michael and Betsy Berman
  • Mark and Sandy Moore
  • Darren and Devon Gold
  • Robert and Karina Dykes
  • Jon and Cristal Waldrop
  • Duncan Lyon and Veronica Agosta
  • Matthew and Lindsay Folk