The Bishop Niles Society


In 1886, Bishop William Woodruff Niles, an avid supporter of education and the third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, founded St. Mary’s School for girls in Concord, NH. Believing that young women deserved an education equal to that of young men, Bishop Niles secured the funding necessary to open St. Mary’s and sent his two daughters to the School soon thereafter. Our School has remained a diocesan school since its founding.
 
The White Mountain School’s legacy giving society was named after Bishop Niles to honor his vision and hard work on behalf of our School. The Bishop Niles Society recognizes those who provide vital resources to ensure the long-term health and well-being of St. Mary's School/The White Mountain School (SMS/WMS) by including it in their estate plan. These alumnae/i, parents, grandparents and friends of White Mountain take this step to have an enduring impact on the School they cherish.

Legacy giving is one of the primary ways to bolster the endowment. A well-funded endowment plays a critical role in enabling The White Mountain School to meet its diverse needs including keeping tuition affordable, faculty compensation competitive and our campus safe, well-maintained and well-equipped.  

Each method conveys benefits to the donor and every one enhances the future of our School. Learn more about the options available to you.
 
We invite you to join this group of friends of SMS/WMS who have chosen to provide for the School's future by making a legacy gift thus sustaining our long history of educational excellence. After joining the Bishop Niles Society, you will be listed as a member each year in our Annual Report, anonymously if you wish.
 
Have you already included The White Mountain School in your estate plans or want to learn how to do so? Please contact Julie Yates P'17, Director of Development & Alumnae/i at 603.444.2928 x220 or julie.yates@whitemountain.org to become a member of the Bishop Niles Society. Doing so will motivate others to do the same. And importantly, once the School knows your wishes as to the evntual use of your legacy gift, it will be able to honor them.
Any information concerning giving options or their tax benefits, on this website or otherwise, provided by The White Mountain School is of a general educational nature only and does not constitute, or substitute for, legal advice. Please seek competent legal advice regarding how any gift to the school might affect your personal situation.
"I am confident that The White Mountain School has an educational mission worthy of my support. The Charitable Remainder Trust that I have established is a way for me to say "Thank You" to my alma mater and ensure support for future students even after I'm gone."
 
— Mary Van Vleck, Class of 1958

THE WHITE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

371 West Farm Road  •  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  •  603.444.2928
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire,
The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day
school for students grades 9-12/PG.