Planned Giving


By making a gift through your financial or estate plans, you can leave a legacy of education and leadership for generations of Highland students to come.
By making a planned gift to Highland, you can directly impact our school’s ability to support students and faculty for generations to come.  As an important source of future financial support for the members of our Highland Family, these gifts truly embody the school motto Quae Vernant Crescent which translates as “that which is growing yields increase.”

“The lasting impact of bequests will shape Highland—and our world—for generations to come,” said Hank Berg, Head of School.  “The true power of these gifts lies in the fact that they will empower Highland to educate the leaders of tomorrow.”

Your Future Gift Will Live On

In many cases, planned gifts, such as simple bequests or charitable annuities, can be advantageous to the donor and a powerful way to provide for a future gift.  In other words, you can take care of yourself and take care of Highland at the same time.

“For many alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of our school, a charitable bequest is the easiest and best way to make a gift to Highland,” said Donna Tomlinson, Highland's Assistant Head for Institutional Advancement.  “Bequests cost donors nothing right now, yet offer the satisfaction of knowing that their future gift will live on.”

Let Us Know of Your Gift

Several alumni, parents, grandparents and friends have already joined the Society and shared a Confidential Information Form (C.I.F.) with Highland School. If you have already provided for Highland School in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity, make sure the purpose of your gift is clearly understood, and include you as a member of the Quae Vernant Crescent Society. 


To learn more about planned giving and bequests, please contact Donna Tomlinson at or call 540-878-2740.


Highland School is a co-ed independent Pre-K2 to Grade 12 day school located in Warrenton, Virginia.