The Fountain of Youth Society

The Fountain of Youth Society

The Fountain of Youth Society honors more than 50 current or former Paideia families or faculty members who have made a deferred gift to Paideia through their estate plans. The Society is named for Juan Ponce de Leon, who came through Georgia in the 16th Century seeking the fabled waters that promised eternal youth. Ponce de Leon never found the famed elixir during his lifetime, but our school on the street that bears his name now promises a way to leave a legacy that will last for all time.

Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, Alumni Parents, Staff, Teachers and Friends who include Paideia in their estate plans are helping to ensure that the same remarkable school that educated their children will be available for future generations.

Planned giving can be defined as a set of ways one can make a lasting gift to an institution through a will or estate plan; or a way to invest money to receive lifetime benefits while bequeathing residuary funds to a nonprofit. Planned gifts at Paideia may be designated through specific bequests, contingent or residuary bequests, life insurance policy proceeds, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate, or life insurance proceeds.

Three gifts have recently been realized at Paideia from members of our Fountain of Youth Society. Faculty members Steve Sigur, Anne Myer, and Jane Pepperdene all had the generous foresight to include Paideia in their financial planning. Each one of these gifts has had a profound impact on our school community in a different way. One gift provided endowment funds during the Campaign for All Ages, one provided an endowment fund specifically designated to support an annual literary lecture series and acclaimed author visits at the school, and one seeded what has now become a named financial aid fund which will support a student at Paideia in perpetuity. All three of these gifts ensure a lasting legacy while also providing for the future of the school these faculty members loved so much.

For further information about including Paideia in your family's legacy, please contact Kelly Douglas in the Development Office at 404-270-2329. We welcome your inquiry and interest.

Fountain of Youth Society
Anonymous (13)
Paula and Bill Amis
Beth and Dean Athanassiades
Anselm G. Atkins (d)
Debbie and Jess Austin
Natalie and Matthew Bernstein
Barbara Dunbar and Paul Bianchi
Ginger and Ralph Birdsey
Matthew Bracewell '99 and Jessie Bracewell
Randall Constantine
Sally and Peter Dean
Tracy and Joe Delgado
Alice and Art Domby
Sally Dorn
Barbara and Kirk Dornbush
Jesica Matthews Eames '89 and Brian Eames '88
Heather Fenton
Mary Gellerstedt
Jen Graves
Ellen Grimes
Alice Franklin and Dennis Hawk
Holly and Will Hazleton
Sally and Ken Herrmann Fund for Scholarship
George Howell (d) and Mtamanika Youngblood
Joella and David Hricik
Linda and Randy Hughes
Laura and Joe Iarocci
Josephine Grant Lindsley
Jenny and Mark Ling
Juliet Hastings and Dan London
Joyce Bihary and Jon Lowe
Julin Maloof '85 and Stacey Harmer
Susan Metzloff (d)
David Millians '84
Anne Myer (d)
Richard Ossoff
Jane Pepperdene (d)
Nancy and Thomas Remington
Vicki and Joe Riedel
Terri Rosen and Aaron Sampson
Marlene and Rubin Saposnik
Schnell Family Endowment Fund
Nancy and Richard Shannon
Tom and Charlotte Shields
Steve Sigur (d)
Michèle and Kenneth Taylor
Melissa Walden
Melissa Walker
Abby Shefer and Don Walter 
Susan and Terrell Weitman
Robert Wildau

Deceased members of the Fountain of Youth have been marked with a (d).

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Paideia School a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Paideia School, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1509 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Paideia or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Paideia as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Paideia as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Paideia where you agree to make a gift to Paideia and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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