Bequests

Include a Bequest to Brooklyn College in Your Will

Your bequest can make a big difference in the college’s ability to expand its facilities, to support excellence in academics, or to 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. Examples include:

  • Jay Newman ’68 funded a chair in our Philosophy Department.
  • Evelyn Gross ’50 established the Evelyn Gross Scholarship, which is awarded to 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 Chemistry Department.

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.

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.

Call the foundation office at 718.951.5074 and ask for Beth Farryn Levine or Michael Iadarola for help in planning your gift.