The Carnegie Circle was established to recognize those who have remembered the Saint Andrew's Society in their wills and estate planning. This action honors Andrew Carnegie, one of the Society’s greatest benefactors, and the Society's 45th President from 1899-1902. His donations remain the largest gifts in the Society's history.
Andrew Carnegie's message to those of good fortune and who were as well off as he, was surprisingly direct as seen in his Gospel of Wealth.
"... the man of wealth thus becoming the mere agent and trustee for his poorer brethren, ... doing for them better than they would or could do themselves."
Planned gifts may be in any amount and may take the form of a cash bequest, appreciated assets such as stocks, or life insurance. Such gifts strengthen the endowment and ensure that the Society can continue to fulfill its mission now and well into the future.
To be listed as a member of the Carnegie Circle contact the Office of the Society. You need only indicate that you have included Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York in your will or estate plan.