The C.B. Newton Society
Established in 1992, the C. B. Newton Society is named in honor of Pingry's beloved headmaster, Charles Bertram Newton (1920-1936). The C. B. Newton Society was created to both recognize those who have made a financial commitment to Pingry's future, and to provide an avenue through which others in the Pingry community can learn how such gifts, which are typically added to Pingry's endowment, can benefit the School while enhancing their own or a loved one's financial security. These gifts play a vital role in maintaining the School's financial strength and in insuring the quality of the Pingry education and experience for future generations of students.
We welcome the opportunity to have a confidential conversation with you at no obligation. If you should be a member of The C.B. Newton Society, or would like information, please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melanie P. Hoffmann P '20, '27
Director of Institutional Advancement
Welcome Message from The C.B. Newton Society Chair
Dear Members of the Pingry Community,
The C.B. Newton Society is justly named for a very special member of the Pingry community, Charles Bertram Newton, who served as Headmaster from 1920 to 1936. "He was an awe-inspiring tower of dignity, relationship, and discipline," said the late Henry Runkel '32 as quoted in The Greatest Respect: Pingry at 150 Years. He was a wonderful leader in so many ways-pioneering the country day school model, tripling student enrollment, and hiring an exceptional faculty who could teach, coach, and mentor. With people like Mr. Newton at the helm early on, it is easy to understand why Pingry is the high-quality institution it is today. Although I did not have the privilege of knowing him personally, I am honored to continue his legacy by chairing the C.B. Newton Society.
Members of this society have a true passion for The Pingry School and its students. They feel a personal commitment to the school and the faculty who cared about every student and provided a wonderful educational experience for them. It is important to our members, and I hope to you, that the same opportunity will always be available for future generations of Pingry students.
Please consider including Pingry in your estate plans and continuing the legacy that Mr. Newton began so many years ago. Please take a moment to look through our new planned giving web pages that offer a host of new articles, tips, tax updates, and more. We have included some great donor stories, which I hope you will enjoy reading and also find inspiring. Should you have any questions, please contact me or Rob Schur, Associate Director of Advancement, at (908) 647-7058.
I look forward to welcoming you into the C.B. Newton Society. I believe Mr. Newton would be pleased that we continue to invest in the future of a school that has benefited the lives of so many people, and I hope you will join me.
Edward S. Atwater IV '63
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.