Planned Giving

Mountain Society 2014

Planned giving allows you to leave a legacy to a favorite cause, like SAS, beyond your lifetime, and, depending on the nature of your gift, you may be able to increase your retirement income and/or receive certain tax advantages.

Whether you are 30 or 70, there are important considerations to securing a strong future for you, your loved ones, and SAS. More than 100 alumni and friends have turned to us for help. Let us be a partner in your planning.

Common Methods of Planned Gifts

The Mountain Society

The Mountain Society recognizes alumni and friends who have made provisions for the school in their estate plans. 

Mountain Society Members (as of 11/5/19)

St. Andrews-Sewanee School has been a “belly-button” in my personal and spiritual journey. By that I mean that it is both the experience and a place that I refer to when I think about the formative values and commitments in my life that shape my direction and decisions. For that reason, I want to ensure other students who are and will be coming along have some of the same opportunities I had and so I have joyfully set aside a percentage of my estate to go to the school upon my death.
The Rev. James Boyd, StA ’65, Mountain Society Member

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Lesley Cole

Lesley Cole

Director of Advancement

Lesley Cole joined SAS as Director of Advancement in 2018. She has an extensive background in the non-profit and corporate sectors. As Director of Development for Oglethorpe University, she helped to set the strategic direction for the Development and Alumni Relations department. During her tenure, Oglethorpe successfully concluded major campaigns of $50 million and $20 million. In her previous position as Director of the Annual Fund at Oglethorpe, Lesley managed multiple record-setting Annual Funds. Before joining Oglethorpe, she served as Lakeview Academy's Director of Development and managed domestic and international projects for National Data Corporation. Lesley is a member of the Rotary Club of Monteagle-Sewanee and serves on the District III Cabinet for CASE, the global non-profit association serving advancement professionals. She enjoys travel, hiking and is currently working on her first novel.