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Gift Planning

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Brenda Perkins ’79:

Perkins-Taylor Family Says Thanks for Educating Four Generations
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Maralyn Gillespie ‘49:

“This is just part of a lifelong attachment to an institution I am proud to have been part of.”
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Frank Aydelotte:

Swarthmore’s seventh president established one of the first charitable gift annuities with the College.
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Bob Barr ’56:

A lifetime commitment to helping students continues with a scholarship fund to support future generations of Swarthmore students.
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Priscilla Crago:

Priscilla fulfilled one of her most ambitious philanthropic aspirations—the funding of an endowed chair at Swarthmore.
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Barbara and Peter Setlow '64:

The family tradition of Swarthmore graduates has now passed to the next generation—a legacy that spans over 70 years.
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Kenneth (Ken) W. DeFontes, Jr.:

"My life has been incredibly blessed. None of that would have been possible without the opportunity Swarthmore presented to me."
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James H. Miller ’58:

"My wife and I are committed to preserving creation."
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Larry Phillips ’63:

"I really appreciated my experience at Swarthmore and always wanted to give back to the College."
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Cay Roberts ’63:

"I wanted to do a gift annuity because I would like income from the money I donate."
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Richard S. Wilson ’73 and Emily Howe Wilson ’72:

For 34 years, the Swarthmore education of Emily Howe Wilson ’72 caused tension with other managers in the Brown County Library system—for the right reasons. More »

Peg Allen ’50:

Her generosity helps ensure that generations of students will receive the same valuable educational experience at Swarthmore that she did. More »

Welcome to Gift Planning

Planned gifts require thoughtful attention. While they support Swarthmore in important ways, gifts of annuities, trusts, bequests, and property often carry with them tax and estate considerations unique to each donor.

If you are like most members of the Swarthmore community, you want your gift to support the academic rigor and Quaker legacy that were the hallmarks of your own education. At the same time, you have financial objectives you would like us to consider as you make your gift.

The Office of Gift Planning works in partnership with you and your financial advisors to ensure that your gift accomplishes your intentions. We invite you to explore your giving options on our Web site and to direct your questions to Renee Atkinson, gift planning administrator, by calling toll-free at (866) 526-4438 or by e-mailing giftplanning@swarthmore.edu.

What’s New This Month?


Read about new developments in gift planning.
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Simple Gift. Huge Impact.


A gift under your will is a simple, and the most
popular, way to leave your lasting legacy and help
support the future of Swarthmore and its students.
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Learn About the Legacy Circle

legacy_circle_logo.jpg The Legacy Circle honors alumni, parents, and friends who have included Swarthmore in their estate plans. If you have provided for the future of Swarthmore with a gift in your will, trust, IRA account, 401(k), 403(b), or life insurance policy or with a lifeincome gift, you are invited to become a member. The size of your gift is not a factor in Legacy Circle membership. Please tell us about your estate gift so that you can join your classmates and other members of the Swarthmore community who share your vision and foresight in the Legacy Circle. Learn More »

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