Including a gift at the Beaver Run Foundation in your will or estate plan ensures The Camphill School’s unique community and education will be available for years to come.

The Beaver Run Foundation was established by the School to invest and manage funds for the long-term good of the school.  Your planned gift enables you to leave a permanent legacy for The Camphill School and also may help you to increase income, reduce taxes, avoid capital gains tax, or pass assets to family at a reduced tax cost.

Planned giving options include:

  • Naming the Beaver Run Foundation in your will or living trust
  • Designating the Beaver Run Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan
  • Gifting ownership of a life insurance policy to Beaver Run Foundation

By remembering The Camphill School in your estate plans through a gift to the Beaver Run Foundation you will become a member of the Pietzner Legacy Society. Once we have been informed of your intentions it is our pleasure to welcome you into thus distinguished group of individuals who are dedicated to the mission and vision of The Camphill School.

Pietzner Legacy Society Member Profile

Bill and Betsy Herman

Bill and Betsy HermanBill and Betsy Herman brought their daughter Sarah Jane to Camphill in 1976. The Hermans now have been staunch and generous supporters of our School for over thirty years and as chairs of The Pietzner Legacy Society have included The Camphill School in their estate plans.

Betsy shares this story that shows why our planned giving society honors Carlo and Ursel Pietzner:

While on a walk up the hill at Beaver Run, Ursel Pietzner mentioned to my husband that if we could no longer afford to pay tuition (then very modest), Sarah would nonetheless continue to be cared for and educated at Beaver Run. For him, that single experience opened up a lifetime of active Board membership (in the School, the [Camphill] Foundation, and the Camphill Association, all dedicated to enabling and perpetuating the selfless attitude so simply and matter-of-factly stated by Ursel so many years ago.

As with any charitable gift, you should consult a tax, financial, and/or legal professional before committing to a planned gift.

If you would like to receive more information about bequest or other methods of estate plan gifts please contact our Development Office at 610.469.9236 or