Planned Giving

Deborah Finch Legacy Society

Good fortune came early to the Antilles School when the small group of founding parents turned to Deborah Finch in 1950 to be the School’s first Headmistress and to chart its course forward.  “Miss Finch” is fondly and accurately remembered as a woman fiercely dedicated to both academic excellence and the education of the “whole child.”  She was a woman of great energy who expected both discipline and effort from all in the small community that formed the Antilles School at its beginning.  Today, Antilles School continues Miss Finch’s vision, embracing each child’s academic, creative, and physical development, along with their emotional and social growth. To perpetuate her legacy and help secure the School’s future, the Deborah Finch Legacy Society honors her educational standards and bold vision by providing for the Antilles School’s future through planned giving.

Antilles School established the Deborah Finch Legacy Society to recognize the generosity of all who name Antilles as a beneficiary of a bequest, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or other types of estate-planned giving arrangements. These gifts will help maintain the quality of all Antilles programs for future generations, while also providing a useful financial strategy for our generous donors.  

If you have already made a provision in your estate planning for Antilles School, we hope you will share those plans with us at this time. Donors will be recognized each year in the Annual Report, with the hope that it will encourage others to emulate their generosity. Requests for anonymity are, of course, honored.

Endowing the Future

Sound planning can provide financial security for you and your family as well as ensure the future of Antilles School. When reviewing or revising your overall holdings, please consider a charitable planned gift to Antilles School.

Virgin Islands residents who obtained their citizenship by reason of birth or naturalization in the Territory (or certain other US possessions) continue to be exempt from US gift and estate taxes. Because every person’s situation is unique, and donors often find that a combination of planned gifts produces the best result, we welcome the opportunity to consult with you, your family, and your financial/legal advisors to design for you the most advantageous ways of giving.

Planned Gifts will help Antilles School:

●    Provide generations of students with an exceptional academic experience
●    Ensure the financial strength of Antilles School for the future
●    Support the development and pursuits of the outstanding faculty

Members of the Deborah Finch Legacy Society seek to ensure the school’s future by strengthening our endowment. Gifts may be designated for a specific purpose or left unrestricted to give the flexibility to direct funds to the areas of greatest need.

If you have any questions, you should reach out to the Director of Advancement, Hugh Arnold, at or 340-776-1600 x1800).  We would welcome the opportunity to tell you more and to recognize you as a member of the Deborah Finch Legacy Society.

Supporting Antilles School with a planned gift is easier than you think with three practical options:

BEQUEST – Make a gift of cash, securities, or other property completed through your will. For many donors, the easiest way to make a significant gift to Antilles School is through a bequest in their will or living trust.

RETIREMENT PLAN - Antilles is named as a full or partial beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other accounts. For those over 70 ½ and older, Charitable IRA Rollover is a consideration.

LIFE INSURANCE POLICY - Name Antilles as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, donate a paid-up policy or take out a new policy naming Antilles as owner and beneficiary.

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Giving Priorities

The Annual Fund is our highest philanthropic priority each year and we ask our parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends to make it theirs as well. 

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Contact Us

Contact the Advancement Office to discuss the Deborah Finch Legacy Society at (340) 776-1600 ext. 1802.