Planned Giving

By making a planned gift, you become a member of the H. Willets and Samuel Jackson Underhill Bequest Society. We are deeply appreciative of these individuals for their thoughtful generosity which will help to ensure the future strength of The Gunnery for years to come.

The society is named in honor of H. Willets Underhill ’31, long-time trustee and benefactor of The Gunnery and in memory of his brother, Samuel Jackson Underhill ’35, lost in combat during WWII. Willets, Underhill and subsequently his wife, Margaret, bequeathed to the school gifts totaling $2,000,000.

If you are contemplating including The Gunnery in your estate plans, please consult your attorney or accountant for the vehicle that best meets your needs. If you would like additional information about planned giving, please click here, or contact Sean Brown, Director of Alumni and Development at (860) 350-0183 or at