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Patience Lauriat Society

The Patience Lauriat Society is an honorary association of individuals whose planned gifts have already been received or will someday accrue to The Cambridge School of Weston. Anyone who notifies CSW that the school is named as the beneficiary of a gift through his or her estate, or through a planned gift during his or her lifetime, is automatically enrolled as a member of the Society.
The Society is named after Patience Lauriat '46, who, after providing for members of her family, left the remainder of her estate to CSW to create an unrestricted endowment fund. 
The Patience Lauriat Society gratefully acknowledges benefactors whose estate gifts to the school show that the future of CSW was close to their hearts. 

Examples of planned gifts and bequests include:
  • A gift of any amount to CSW through a will provision.
  • Gift through a revocable “living” trust.
  • 401(k), IRA, SEP, or similar retirement plan beneficiary designation.
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Pooled income fund
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Life insurance policy beneficiary designation
  • Bank account, Totten trust, or similar arrangement
Members of the Patience Lauriat Society receive certain benefits, which currently include:
  • Recognition in publications, including the Report on Philanthropy
  • Invitation to an annual event (for members who have made life-income gifts)
  • Reports on the investment performance of gifts to CSW and highlights of the gift planning program
Please contact Andrea Finnerty (781-642-8611) to discuss how you can become a member of the Patience Lauriat Society. If you have already named CSW as a beneficiary of a bequest or planned gift, please let us know so that we can welcome you as a member.

Patience Lauriat Society

Each year, CSW hosts a special gathering of society members and aspiring members, who like Patience, want to perpetuate the fellowship and academic excellence that are a hallmark of a CSW education, by making provision for CSW in a bequest or with another deferred gift.

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CSW Development Office
45 Georgian Road
Weston, MA 02493

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST

For general inquiries: 
Tel: 781-642-8645

Meet Our Development Team
The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.