Everett Society


The Everett Society

The Everett Society bears the name of one of Carolina Law’s first female graduates, Kathrine R. Everett. The legal pioneer was ranked at the top of her class in 1920 and became one of the first women admitted to the North Carolina State Bar, earning the top score on the exam that year. She went on to become the first woman to argue a case before the North Carolina Supreme Court – a case she won.

Everett was a trailblazer in law and in philanthropy. Her planned gift led to the renaming of the law library in her honor and her charitable trust endowed the Everett Chancellors’ Scholarships, which provides full tuition and programmatic support for talented law students from North Carolina.

The Everett Society honors Kathrine R. Everett’s legacy and the legacy of all who have made a documented planned gift to Carolina Law.


Types of Planned Gifts

There are multiple ways to make a planned gift that benefits your loved ones while also providing critical support to Carolina Law:

  • A revocable planned gift, which is made from your estate to Carolina Law in the future. Ways to do this include:
    • A bequest in your will or living trust
    • Designating Carolina Law as a beneficiary in your retirement plan
    • Designating Carolina Law as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy


  • A life income gift, which provides income to you or a designated beneficiary for a specified period of time and benefits Carolina Law in the future. Ways to do this include:
    • Charitable Gift Annuity
    • Charitable Remainder Trust

  • A charitable lead trust, which supports Carolina Law now by designating the school to receive income for a specific period of time before the assets are transferred back to you or your family.


Planned gifts secure your Carolina Law legacy, help you prepare for your family’s financial future and can provide significant tax advantages. Carolina Law is also better able to plan for its future due the generosity of planned gifts.


Getting Started

If you’d like to discuss making a planned gift to Carolina Law, please contact Louise Harris, assistant dean for development, in the Office of Advancement.


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