Donors who choose to include Berkshire in their estate plans are welcomed into The John F. Godman Society, introduced in 1996 by the Board of Trustees to recognize the critical role that planned giving plays in the success of Berkshire School.
Having served as Berkshire’s dedicated headmaster from 1951-1970, John F. Godman left a generous bequest to the School prior to his death in 1987. In addition, in 1985, the Class of 1961 established the John F. Godman Fund to provide the core funding for scholarships in Mr. Godman's name. The School is forever grateful for the foresight and generosity shown by Mr. Godman and all those who have demonstrated such a commitment to the future of life under the Mountain.
Planned gifts may include bequests, appreciated securities, gifts of real estate, gifts of life insurance, and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or charitable lead trusts.