Including Barnard in your estate plans, whether through your will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy, allows you to create a powerful personal legacy at Barnard. Bequests, gifts that come at the donor’s death, help Barnard continue its long tradition of excellence.
Through your will, trust, and other estate planning documents, you have the opportunity to provide for all those close to you—your family and friends, of course, but also the charities that are important to you. By supporting Barnard’s future through a bequest, you demonstrate your financial commitment and your belief in Barnard’s mission.
Sample bequest language:
I give [______ % of my residuary estate] / [$_______] to Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027.
It is possible to designate a specific purpose for your bequest, but please remember that the needs of the College change over time. We encourage you to discuss your wishes with us and request that any specific purpose be stated as a preference, with the final determination left to the discretion of the Trustees of the College.
For help determining the best possible fit for your interests and Barnard’s needs, please contact Audra Lewton, Senior Associate Director, Planned Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 870-2534.
Because bequests of all sizes are so important, we welcome all who have included Barnard in their estate plans in any way to join The Athena Society!
“For anyone who hasn’t been on campus lately, you should go! You can feel the electricity—the new Diana Center and the Athena Scholars program are just so exciting. I feel more strongly than ever that there’s no better legacy for a Barnard alumna than to encourage and support future generations of superbly educated Barnard women.”
--Ruth Steinberg ’72
Audra M. Lewton
Director of Gift & Estate Planning
Office of Development
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 870-2520