Amelia Wilhelm Legacy Society


The Amelia Wilhelm Legacy Society was established in 2013 with a planned gift from the school’s Co-Founder, Amelia Wilhelm. By making a very generous provision for Detroit Waldorf School in her estate plans, her commitment will nearly double the school’s endowment. 

The Society recognizes all individuals who have made bequests or other planned gifts in support of the school. By including Detroit Waldorf School in your estate plans, you will ensure that Metro Detroit children have access to a high quality education long after your lifetime.

The most straightforward way is to include Detroit Waldorf School in your will or trust, using the following language:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Waldorf School Association of Michigan (d.b.a. Detroit Waldorf School), a not-for-profit educational institution located at 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214: a) the sum of ___________ dollars; or b) all (or ____% residue) of my estate; to be used for purposes determined by the School’s Trustees.”

This language is offered as a service for the donor’s attorney. It is not offered as, or intended to be, legal advice. Donors should always obtain the assistance of an attorney when making or adding a codicil to a will.

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If you have already made a provision for Detroit Waldorf School in your estate plans, thank you! Please let us know so that we may express our gratitude and include you as a Founding Member of the Amelia Wilhelm Legacy Society. 

To learn more about planned giving options—such as a charitable gift annuity or listing Detroit Waldorf School as a whole or partial beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance policy or bank account—please contact Jineesa Stowell at (313) 822-0300 or