Ellison Circle legacy society members have created an enduring provision for Walnut Hill School for the Arts through their thoughtful planned gifts to the School. These gifts are impactful and transformational, providing opportunities for students and faculty through scholarships, Department Chair naming, program support, or the underwriting of a cherished Walnut Hill tradition.

“When I made my first will in my 30’s I included Walnut Hill so I could leave a legacy donation to a young student. I revised my will in my 40’s and although estate planning is getting more complicated with age and a family to think about, it's still easy to include a legacy gift that will be a guaranteed benefit to artists one day in the future.”
- Nicole Gallant Criss ’92

Ellison Circle members are honored by the School in a variety of ways. Through recognition in publications, special Ellison Circle luncheons on campus, and invitations to Walnut Hill events and performances, your membership in the Ellison Circle is deeply appreciated.

Most legacy gifts to Walnut Hill come in the form of bequests. In order to ensure that a Walnut Hill education is available to students for generations to come, other gifts come in the form of charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, stocks, real estate, and/or IRA beneficiary designations. Thank you for considering establishing an enduring legacy at your School!