Will you meet the Legacy Challenge?

Roy Shanker ’70 and Linda Gibson have generously pledged $2,000,000 to inspire you to leave a legacy to Swarthmore.

Each gift you make that matures in the future—such as a gift in your will or a gift that provides you with income for life—qualifies Swarthmore to receive up to $10,000 in matching funds for financial aid from Roy and Linda through a generous gift in their own will.

About the Challenge

Matching funds up to $2 million will be added to the Roy J. ’70 and Linda G. Shanker Scholarship Fund to support students with financial need. Your own gift may be unrestricted (to be used where the need is greatest), or you may designate it to a specific program, campaign initiative, or existing endowed fund. If your estate gift is for a new fund with a specific purpose, please contact us to ensure that your wishes can be honored.

Gifts made as part of the Legacy Challenge will count towards the Changing Lives, Changing the World campaign if you submit a completed Estate Commitment Form with documentation. For gifts by will, you must be aged 60 or older by June 30, 2020, to qualify for the Challenge. This restriction does not apply to charitable gift annuities or trusts. Please contact Renée P. Atkinson, Director of Gift Planning, at 866-526-4438 or giftplanning@swarthmore.edu for more information.

Estate Commitments and FAQ
Estate gifts provide critical support to the College. The generosity and foresight of alumni and friends who have included Swarthmore in their estate plans help provide for the College’s future and ensure that Swarthmore remains at the forefront of liberal arts education. We hope you’ll join in commemorating and providing for Swarthmore’s future in this special way.

Friends and alumni who will be aged 60 or older by June 30, 2020, qualify for the Legacy Challenge. Find out how to participate in the Legacy Challenge. Learn more.


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