Established in 2013, the Lamp Society is an opportunity to leave your Powhatan Legacy.  The Lamp Society recognizes all the individuals who have made the thoughtful decision of including Powhatan School in their estate plans.  Bequests, charitable trusts, gift annuities, and other planned giving arrangements help secure the School’s financial stability and expand our mission to learn not for school but for life.

Every generation, from the beginnings of Blue Ridge Country Day to the Powhatan School of today, has a responsibility to help provide the shoulders, direction, and support for the generations that follow.  Planned gifts are a way to secure the School’s future, expand programs, extend our mission, and reach a greater number of students than ever before. Giving opportunities include listing Powhatan School as a beneficiary:

of a bequest through your Will or Trust

on a life insurance policy

in an IRA or a retirement plan

of a charitable remainder trust or similar vehicle.

We would be delighted to welcome you as a member of The Lamp Society. Members have no on-going obligations, such as dues or time commitments, but they show a passionate commitment to the ongoing success of Powhatan School.  Members are recognized on our Annual Impact Reports, and with personal invitations to special events and programs on campus.

Simply let us know of your interest to include Powhatan School in your estate plans by completing the Lamp Society Membership Form below (or if you prefer mail, simply print out this page), so we can celebrate your passion for the school and ensure that your wishes are met. Contact us directly to discuss your plans or learn more.

The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice.

The Lamp Society

The Lamp Society

Powhatan School salutes the generosity and support of this very special group of Powhatan supporters.


Sally H. Ashbridge*
Susi C. Bailey ’61
Laura N. Dabinett, MD
Thomas T. ’67 and Jean Gilpin
Susan P. Golladay
Susan C. Lee
Charlie McIntosh ’71 and Sandra McIntosh
Virginia Page Mitchell ’64
Virginia Watkins (Gin) Mitchell*
Peggy Mahaney Rhoades ’54 and Stephen Rhoades
Susan and Cary Scarborough
Amy O’Neil Sluss
Michael A. Smith
David Wiedemer

* Deceased

Interested in becoming a member of The Lamp Society? Please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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