Planned Giving

There are new ways to make a gift that also take into consideration your personal circumstances and the needs of your loved ones.  Please review and contact Kim Black, Assistant Director of Development, with additional questions.

Types of Giving:


The easiest way to make a planned gift.  The official bequest language for The Briarwood School is:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to The Briarwood School of Houston, Texas [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Beneficiary Designations

Continue supporting our work even after your lifetime by naming us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or insurance annuity assets.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

This plan can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by The Briarwood School, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to us in honor of that person.

Endowed Gifts

Discover a powerful way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness.

Donor Advised Funds

Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs in the future.