Gift & Estate Planning
Glenn Johnson Sheffield '54 has been a positive force in the St. Louis community for many years and in many ways. The former mayor of Webster Groves served countless hours on volunteer boards as an involved and invested citizen, and continues to support the arts and education in the St. Louis area.
Burroughs holds a special place among the lucky group of organizations Glenn supports. Several years ago, Glenn, whose children, John, Ellen and Jamie, are also Burroughs grads, informed the school she had included JBS in her estate plan. "It's so much easier than people think it is," she says.
"Everyone has the idea that you have to be rich to do this kind of thing, but that's absolutely not true—in fact, anyone can do it," says Glenn, a former member of the Burroughs Board of Trustees and 2001 Outstanding Alumna.
She has designated a percentage of an individual retirement account for Burroughs, a popular choice for those seeking a simple way to include a favorite charity in their estate planning. "It gives you the flexibility to hold on to what you need throughout your lifetime, and the opportunity to give what you can later on.
"If Burroughs is important to you, this is a way you can help ensure that the school keeps doing the good work it does well into the future."
For information on ways you can support Burroughs through thoughtful estate planning, contact Ginger Imster at 314-993-4045, ext. 256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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