Make a Lasting Impact Through a Planned Gift

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“I chose to join the Miriam Society because I believe in Chatfield’s mission. Chatfield is a truly special place. One that prepares students for a better future, and embodies the spirit of hardworking women and men, who wish to make a difference in the lives of others. I decided to make a planned gift  because I see how empowering Chatfield is for its students, allowing them to achieve their dreams and accomplish their goals through education.”

-Natasha Richiron, Chatfield staff


About the Miriam Society. The Miriam Society was formed in honor of Chatfield’s founder and first Dean, Sr. Miriam Thompson, to recognize individuals who have chosen to leave a planned gift for Chatfield College. The Miriam Society’s members are women and men committed to the mission of Chatfield College to transform lives and families through education.  That transformation can only be achieved through private financial support and the building of the endowment fund.

A planned gift, left to Chatfield through your will, retirement plan, life insurance policy or other means, can provide the difference.

It’s easy. Ensuring that you make a difference can be as simple as adding a sentence to your existing will or adding Chatfield College on a beneficiary form.

WillRetirement PlanLife Insurance Policy
Through a bequest in your will, you can make a truly meaningful difference in the future of our students without affecting your current finances.Retirement plan assets can be taxed twice upon your death, estate taxes and income taxes. You can give part of your retirement assets to Chatfield at your death, and the gift is tax-free. This way, what may have been lost to your family in taxes becomes a gift to our students. Sometimes life insurance outlives its original purpose, such as educating children or providing support for a spouse. BY adding Chatfield as a policy beneficiary, what started as a modest investment for your family's peace of mind can also bring a great benefit to a future generation of students.


Every gift will make a profound impact. Whether your gift is $1 or $1,000,000, we can empower more students through education to better themselves, their employability and their future.


You can help you and your family now and others later.  You can increase lifetime cash flow for you, your spouse or other loved ones through a charitable remainder trust.  After your death (or your spouse’s death), whatever remains in the trust goes to Chatfield.


You have the flexibility to decide what is best. Your gift can come to us only after your other needs are met.  It can also be a percentage so it remains in proportion to other desires you wish to fulfill.  You can change your gift at any time if your circumstances change.


You can choose how you want to make your impact. Your gift can be unrestricted, placed in our endowment, or you can designate that it pay for specific needs at Chatfield… whatever means most to you.


Getting Started Is Easy

To learn more about planned giving at Chatfield please contact Development Director Kelly Watson at (513) 875-3344 ext. 117, or email Kelly at

The information above is not intended as legal or financial advice. Please consult your attorney and/or advisor.