Planned Giving


A Bold Tradition


Planned gifts—including contributions through wills, trusts, retirement plans, and charitable gift annuities—have been a significant source of support for the College throughout its history. Carrying on and expanding this tradition of remembrance strengthens Barnard’s financial future and sustains its hallmark academic excellence. Many alumnae and friends choose to take advantage of flexible support opportunities, and the tax benefits involved, matching their gifts to their financial and philanthropic goals.

Planned gifts can support Barnard’s world-class faculty, outstanding students, or vibrant programs. The opportunity to provide funding where Barnard needs it most is, of course, always available. Barnard’s Planned Giving team can help you find the right area of focus for your generosity.

Enhancing the College’s future strength is at the heart of The Bold Standard / A Campaign for Barnard. And that is what planned giving is all about.

Barnard is pleased to recognize planned gifts in the campaign and in reunion totals. Learn More »

Beginning in June 2016, your planned gift can go even further as part of The Bold Impact Challenge.

New and newly documented planned gifts can generate an immediate contribution to a scholarship fund for current Barnard students. Learn More »


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