Cynthia Bassett '57
As a member of a community, Cynthia Bassett '57 believes it is imperative to support that community. So she does, in many ways, not the least of which is Hathaway Brown School. "HB is such an exciting institution as it exemplifies educational excellence in Cleveland as well as providing a myriad of opportunities for women that didn't exist when I was in school," says Bassett.
She believes that "our alums need to develop a strong, active leadership society for giving." She has been a loyal contributor to Hathaway Brown's Annual Fund and a member of the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society since 2001. She challenges HB alumnae to support their outstanding alma mater and cheers the relatively recent concept of women taking charge of their philanthropic interests and activities.
Bassett became a member of the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society when she designated HB to receive a percentage of her IRA upon her death. It was an easy process that did not require the services of an attorney. She merely had to complete a "Change of Beneficiary Form" to the custodian of her IRA. When completed, Bassett informed HB, where upon the School was delighted to recognize her as a member of the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society.
The Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society was established in 1994 to honor the beloved headmistress of HB of the early 20th century and to recognize alumnae and friends of the School who perpetuate their educational ideals by making a planned gift. Membership in the Society does not require a minimum gift and members will be included in special events at HB.
The Society is a special way for the School to honor donors, such as Cynthia Bassett, who have paved the way for current and future students by daily living the School's motto, Non scholae sed vitae discimus. It recognizes all thosewho have made a planned commitment to HB's future—its students, faculty, and programs.
Bassett especially hopes that HB alums will designate their giving for general endowment and faculty salaries, areas that can have the most impact. She emphasizes that designating the School to receive a percentage of an IRA is such a simple, easy way to give.
To learn of ways you can give and about the benefits of becoming a member of the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society, please contact Terry Kurtz at 216-320-8799.
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