Endowment & Legacy Giving

There are numerous ways to leave a lasting impact and to foster a love of learning at The Raleigh School.

General Endowment

Gifts to The Raleigh School Endowment are invested for long-term growth and provide funds in perpetuity for the school. Our general endowment fund was established in 2010 to allow for financial discretion and flexibility in building a quality academic experience for all students. Your gift of any asset – cash, stock, life insurance, or real estate – allows flexibility to capitalize on unforeseen opportunities or address financial emergencies.

General endowment proceeds support five key areas:

  • Financial aid
  • Faculty and staff
  • Facilities
  • Programs consistent with the school's mission
  • Technology

The Albert & Irene Pinsker Fund honoring Harriet Lasher

The Raleigh School’s first named endowment, it was established in 2011 to honor retiring Head of School, Harriet Lasher. Harriet asked that the fund be named after her parents, Albert and Irene Pinsker. This named endowment helps The Raleigh School continue to preserve the wonder of learning making sure that Harriet’s legacy lives on at TRS.

Financial Aid Endowment

Established by a generous Raleigh School alumni family, our Financial Aid Endowment Fund’s goal is to permanently augment the school’s annual financial aid budget and help make The Raleigh School more affordable to qualifying families for generations to come.


This named endowment was launched by a group of Raleigh School parents in 2018 to recognize Bud Lichtenstein's time as Head of School and honor his dedication to increasing the school's financial aid budget and financial assistance reserves.

Planned Gifts

You can remember The Raleigh School by leaving a gift in your will or estate plan. Making a planned gift may allow you to give more than you ever thought possible and, at the same time, you may experience tax advantages or income for a number of years or life.

Multi-Year Pledges or Major Gifts

For larger gifts to the school, pledges may be paid over several years. Many donors use this option when making large gifts to the school or special capital campaigns.

One of our core family values is to participate in and give back to the community in which we live because we want it to be successful, to be vibrant and to thrive. Why wouldn’t we want the same thing for the thoughtful and vibrant TRS community where our child is able to thrive and be successful in so many ways? Every year, it is our top priority to support TRS and give to the Annual Fund.

Charman Driver and Frank Thompson, current parents