Planned Giving

Support Commonwealth with a gift that continues your generosity to the next generation. Anyone who makes a planned gift to Commonwealth School will become a member of The Hancock Society.


A gift through your estate has a lasting impact on Commonwealth. If you wish to name Commonwealth as a beneficiary in your will, you may specify an exact dollar amount or a percentage of your estate that you wish Commonwealth to receive. You may also name the school as a beneficiary of a particular asset or of tangible personal property. Please refer to our basic bequest language if you are considering including Commonwealth in your estate plans.

Retirement Assets

By naming Commonwealth School as a beneficiary of your retirement account (e.g., 401(k) or IRA), you can support Commonwealth while avoiding estate and income taxes. To name Commonwealth as a beneficiary, simply list The Commonwealth School Inc., Boston, Massachusetts on your beneficiary form for either a dollar amount or a percentage of the total. Please contact your plan administrator for the necessary forms or website address for making such a change.

If you interested in learning more about these or other planned giving options, please contact Director of Advancement Alisha Elliott.