The Charles McLendon Founders Society recognizes those individuals who have made provisions for GDS in their estate plans. Such provisions may take the form of a bequest, the designation of GDS as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, the establishment of a charitable trust with GDS as the beneficiary, the assignment of a title to a primary residence, or other planned gift arrangement. Gifts are designated or restricted according to the donor's wishes. Most often, donors choose to direct planned estate gifts to the School's permanent endowment, or to provide their own named endowment fund for a specific purpose.
Membership in the McLendon Society is a special distinction, signaling the donor's understanding that the future of the School is a priority now in planning for the ultimate gift upon their death. It is a lifelong commitment to the School's future welfare. Because of the great variety of gift vehicles and giving opportunities available, donors can make a very personal statement about their care and concern for the children who attend the school.
Mr. McLendon was one of the founders of the School and served as the first Board Chair.
For more information about planning an estate gift to Greensboro Day School, see Planned Giving on this website or contact Ian Patrick, Associate Head of School, 336-288-8590 x235.
The Charles McLendon Founders Society Honor Roll
The following generously provided gifts for Greensboro Day School through their estates.
- Anonymous - 1
- Dr. Carlton Harris – d. 2003
- Dr. Jean Brooks – d. 2006
- Charles A. McLendon, Jr. – d. 2008
- Sion A. Boney – d. 2010
- Mrs. Emma Poindexter - d. 2016
- Anonymous - 25
- Mary and Jeff Beach
- Ms. Anita G. Bradford and Mr. Jabari Bradford '11
- Dora M. and Bruce R. Brodie
- Tracie Catlett
- Lisa and Ed Cone '80
- Mrs. Mary Copeland '79
- Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Jean Davison
- Mr. Keith Gilliard
- Dr. Marcy Gilliard
- R. Ross Harris
- Gail M. and Eugene S. LeBauer
- Billy and Dottie B. Nutt
- Tina Patterson
- Mr. James S. Schenck III
- Mr. and Mrs. John G. Scott, Jr. '90
- Ruthie and Alan Tutterow
- Mr. Thomas H. Webb
- Mr. David Worth
- Ann and Benjamin Zuraw