The Athena Society

Let Your Generosity be an Inspiration

Alumnae, parents, and friends who have included the College in their estate plans or have made a planned gift to benefit Barnard are eligible to join The Athena Society. This special program gives the College the opportunity to acknowledge your thoughtful planning for Barnard’s future.

Barnard is deeply indebted to those who have made arrangements for deferred charitable contributions (“planned gifts”) to the College. These planned gifts—in the form of bequests, life income gifts, charitable lead trusts, retirement plans, and life insurance policies—help ensure a bright future for Barnard. You become a member of The Athena Society by making one or more of these gifts.

By joining The Athena Society, you benefit the College in two meaningful ways: through your own gift and by inspiring others to take advantage of these special ways of supporting Barnard.

Join The Athena Society today!

And now, new and newly documented planned gifts can generate an immediate contribution to a scholarship fund for current Barnard students. Learn more about The Bold Impact Challenge.

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