About the Campaign

“Barnard College is the story of every young woman who has come to Morningside Heights to challenge herself. Each of these Barnard women is unique, all are valuable, and every single one deserves our best possible effort and support.”

- President
Debora L. Spar

In 1889, Barnard became the only college in New York City, and one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men. Today, Barnard’s strengths are exceptional: a stellar faculty truly committed to the integration of teaching and scholarship, a fiercely intellectual and motivated student body, an integral relationship with Columbia University, and unparalleled access to the resources and networks of New York City. These assets, together with Barnard’s dedication to the advancement of women, make it unique among American liberal arts colleges.

The Bold Standard / A Campaign for Barnard ensures that we sustain this level of institutional excellence. Join us in the most ambitious fundraising initiative the College has ever undertaken.

Campaign Progress

Raised to Date: $310,000,000

Campaign Priorities

Student Support

Fund the future by endowing a scholarship. Help Barnard meet its commitment to providing financial aid to all qualified applicants and receive the satisfaction that you will be making a difference in the lives of bright, hard-working young women for generations to come. Learn More »

Faculty Support

Bolster academic excellence by investing in great educators. Supporting Barnard’s faculty by establishing an endowed professorship or endowed faculty research fund is one of the most important and gratifying ways that donors can sustain Barnard’s excellence. Learn More »

The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center

Raise academics to new heights by supporting The Milstein Center. Donors making leadership-level gifts will be able to choose from a variety of naming opportunities within the new building. Learn More »

Annual Giving

Affirm the value of a Barnard education by making an annual gift. For all who take pride in the education they, their daughters, or other family members received, this is the moment to invest in Barnard and to strengthen the College for the students of today and tomorrow. Every annual gift to Barnard is a gift to the campaign. Learn More »