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
Barbara Bilodeau ’86 Combines Current Giving with Bequest
Geneseo holds a special place in the heart of Barbara Bilodeau '86. "The quality of the professors and the wide variety of extracurricular activities provided me with the opportunity to grow my academic, social and leadership skills," Barbara says. That's why she decided to include a gift to Geneseo in her will.
Her bequest will increase the endowment she previously established and funded for the Department of Political Science. "I have very fond memories of activities I did with that group when I was in college and I really like what Professor Koch and his colleagues are doing with the department today."
Barbara's estate gift is split between Political Science and the Fund for Geneseo. "It's an incredibly challenging time for public universities like Geneseo. Unrestricted giving is especially important as it provides the college the opportunity to use the money in the way that will have the most impact - whether it's scholarships or something else."
Behind her philanthropy and her service as a volunteer member of the Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors stands a desire to give back. "I want to ensure today's students have the same opportunities that I had."
IS A CHARITABLE BEQUEST RIGHT FOR YOU?
We have resources to 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.
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