Your bequest can make a big difference in the college's ability to expand its facilities, support excellence in academics, or provide scholarship support for future generations of students. Brooklyn College alumni have a proud history of advancing our school's mission with gifts from their estates:
- Jay Newman '68 funded a chair in our Department of Philosophy.
- Evelyn Gross '50 established the Evelyn Gross Scholarship, which is awarded to Brooklyn College students pursuing a B.A. in political science, with preference given to female students.
- George Schwartzman '40 made a bequest to establish the George and Beatrice Schwartzman Memorial Fund, a discretionary fund for the Department of Chemistry.
These are but a few examples of bequests from a very long list of generous Brooklyn College alumni. You, too, can make a difference by including a bequest to the Brooklyn College Foundation (BCF) in your will. You can apply your bequest to virtually any program in which you have special interest, such as scholarships, new facilities or an endowed professorship. If you aren’t sure, you can leave your bequest unrestricted, in which case it will be applied to the area of greatest need.
We suggest the following language to make an unrestricted bequest:
I bequeath __% of my residuary estate (or $_____) to the Brooklyn College Foundation, a not-for-profit organization located at 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, for its unrestricted purposes.
Please don’t keep your plans secret. Discussing your bequest with us is the best way to make sure that it will be used according to your wishes. Allowing us to publicly recognize your gift — by enrolling as a member of our Legacy Society — will also help inspire other alumni to include the BCF in their estate plans.