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Ely Ransom Hall Legacy Society

Principal, administrator, scholar, teacher and mentor, Principal Ely Ransom Hall was dedicated to the notion that Woodstock Academy should provide an excellent education to the students charged to its care – an experience that would prepare students equally well for further academic pursuits and for life in rural New England.

One of the great guiding forces in shaping Woodstock Academy, Principal Hall was hired in 1888 and stayed on as principal until 1914. He remains the longest serving principal in Academy history. The first person to retire from the principal position, Ely Ransom Hall led the Academy through both good and hard times. On his watch the Academy developed a formalized four-year course of study, significantly enhanced the curriculum, expanded enrollment, introduced athletic and cultural extra-curricular activities, and built new relationships between the school and broader community. It was in great part due to his efforts that the Academy was designated as the Town High School for Woodstock in 1913.

Perseverance, tenacity, a spirit of caring and a belief in the moral accountability of the individual all characterized Principal Hall. Available to students and community members virtually any time of day or night, he helped literally shape the lives of  generations of students. In great part because of his efforts, Woodstock Academy has been able to maintain its unique role as a traditional town academy.

We believe that Principal Hall would be pleased to know that his philosophy and commitment still define the Academy today which honors him with the Ely Ransom Hall Society.

Woodstock Academy is a Member of:

Advancement Programming Council

The Council for Advancement & Support of Education

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The National Committee on Planned Giving

The Planned Giving Group of Connecticut

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Specific Bequest to Woodstock Academy

Language for Making a Specific Bequest to The Woodstock Academy Foundation.

If you are planning on making an outright bequest to The Foundation in your will or living trust, please consider the following language:

“I give ___________ (dollar amount, percentage amount, or description of the asset) to The Woodstock Academy Foundation, in Woodstock, Connecticut, to be used for the general purposes of The Foundation.”

If you wish to designate a specific use for the bequest, please consider the following:

“I give ___________ (dollar amount, percentage amount, or description of the asset) to The Woodstock Academy Foundation, in Woodstock, Connecticut, to be used for _________ purpose.” Or “income from which shall be used for __________ purpose.”

If you wish to name a fund (minimum amount is $5,000), please consider the following:

“I give ___________ (dollar amount, percentage amount, or description of the asset) to The Woodstock Academy Foundation, in Woodstock, Connecticut, income from which shall be used for __________ purpose. This gift shall be used as a permanent endowment to be known as the (insert person’s name) Fund.”

Please contact the Development Office, prior to finalizing your plans in order to discuss any designations you may be considering. This will assist us in honoring your intentions, and avoiding a bequest that may be vague in its intentions or difficult for The Foundation to fulfill.

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