You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to support Geneseo that makes a lasting impact on the lives of students. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways you can support the College.More
Donor Sharon Bonk '65 leaves a legacy to support students and the College.
Sharon Bonk '65, who earned bachelor's degrees in library science and elementary education at SUNY Geneseo, has more than 40 years of experience in the many facets of librarianship, including managing libraries and book collections for researchers and leading change in libraries.
"I got my start at Geneseo, and it was the stepping stone for everything that I did," says Sharon, the first generation in her family to go to college.
Sharon is also a longstanding donor to Geneseo and has supported library initiatives, students and general needs. Recently, she joined the MacVittie Legacy Society by making a significant gift through a bequest that will support Geneseo's greatest needs.
Funding from New York State covers just 14% of operational costs at SUNY Geneseo, underscoring the vital importance of private philanthropic support. "There are many students that need all the help that they can get financially," Sharon says. "The state's percentage is going down, and so the gap is wider, and the need is greater to have alumni step up."
IS A CHARITABLE BEQUEST RIGHT FOR YOU?
We have resources that will help you learn more about bequests. Click here to review sample bequest language. You will see how easy it is to include a bequest in your will or trust.
You might find it helpful to print this page and the bequest language. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please contact us.