William Nichols Society

Established in the memory of William Nichols, the founder of Nichols School, the William Nichols Society recognizes and honors those alumni, family, and friends who have thoughtfully provided for the future of Nichols School by making a bequest or other planned gift.

Under William Nichols’ leadership, Nichols became a school that demanded a high level of accomplishment while recognizing the individuality of each child’s character and capacity. William Nichols acknowledged the importance of tradition while embracing a willingness to accept and account for changing realities. His vision is felt today as Nichols continues to surge forward with innovative academic and co-curricular programs, powerful mentoring relationships between teachers and students, and a creative approach to teaching and learning that focuses on the successful growth of the whole child.

The William Nichols Society encompasses the spirit of William Nichols and honors all those who have demonstrated commitment to continue the tradition of giving that allows Nichols to provide a solid education while equipping students with character and skills needed to succeed in the world.

An Invitation to Join the William Nichols Society

Members of the William Nichols Society have expressed their commitment to Nichols School through a special and important form of financial support. These donors have named Nichols as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include provisions in a will, codicil, trust, life insurance or retirement beneficiary designation or other planned gift to support any program or purpose at Nichols.

Once you have completed your estate plans, please complete our Planned Giving Declaration of Intent form. We would like to thank you for your generosity by welcoming you to the William Nichols Society.

If you would like more information on the William Nichols Society, please contact Meg Auerbach, Director of Planned Giving at 716.332.6386 or mauerbach@nicholsschool.org.

Membership Benefits

Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations. In appreciation of your gift, your name will be included in the Annual Report of Giving, you will receive invitations to special Nichols events, and newsletters. Finally, your inclusion in the William Nichols Society indicates that your commitment to the school will help future generations.