Supporters Like You

Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Barnard College. Here are their stories.

Susan Scrimshaw

Susan C. Scrimshaw ’67, PhD

At a time when women were discouraged from going beyond a college education, Barnard faculty gave me the tools and encouragement to succeed as a woman in a less than supportive health sciences world, and the confidence to stand up to bias against women and social scientists and to thrive professionally.
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Jieh Greeney

Jieh Greeney ’03

Having a lasting legacy through a gift to Barnard is very important to me—I was a scholarship recipient as a student and the support I received from alumnae made it possible for me to come to New York and attend the College.
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Ellen R. Gritz

Ellen R. Gritz ’64, PhD

Psychologist Ellen Gritz ’64 credits her Barnard education for providing a solid foundation.
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Marjorie de Loynes Lange

Marjorie de Loynes Lange ’50

My life would have been very different without Barnard. I completed high school in three and a half years and still remember getting my acceptance to the College—I was thrilled
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Wanda Cole-Frieman

Wanda Cole-Frieman ’94

“The appreciation I have for my Barnard experience inspired me to join the Athena Society by making Barnard a beneficiary in my will.
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Mary Ann Takemoto

Mary Ann Takemoto '80

As a first-generation college student from Southern California, my experience at Barnard was transformational and I am grateful for the impact it had on me.
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Helen Hershfield Avnet

Helen Hershfield Avnet '35 and Jean Avnet Morse

Helen Hershfield Avnet '35 (1915-1974) was a pioneer in the field of medical economics who broke new ground with her research and helped launch community based non-profit health insurance to protect people from financial misfortune caused by accident or illness.
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Ruth Steinberg

Ruth Steinberg '72

Ruth Steinberg '72 chose Barnard because it taught her to question assumptions, to use research to find factual evidence, to strongly voice well-researched opinions, to engage in dialogue, and to listen to others.
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Randi and David Jaffe

Randi Jaffe '74

Randi Jaffe '74 has a vivid and longstanding relationship with the Barnard College and Columbia University communities. She is a New York native who attended public high school in Queens and knew when she attended college she wanted to stay in New York City.
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Katherine Fleming

Katherine Fleming '87

"Since first arriving at Barnard in 1983 at the age of 17, my appreciation for how exceptional it is to be part of the Barnard community has continued to grow."
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Carol Kaminsky

Carol Kaminsky '56

Carol Cary Cabe Kaminsky '56 came to Barnard from Baltimore and loved attending the theater in New York. Museums and galleries were at her fingertips. These were all an integral part of her and her college experience.
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Nancy Rieger

Nancy Rieger '83

"I began volunteering at Barnard as a fundraiser and organizer of class Reunions. These experiences continuously remind me why I chose Barnard—I wanted to attend a world class women's college."
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Joyce and Eileen Alessandrini

Joyce '50 and Eileen '43 Alessandrini

Joyce and Eileen Alessandrini had plenty in common besides being sisters who went to Barnard College. They attended the same high school in Schenectady, New York, enjoyed 25 years of traveling together after retirement, and both wanted to leave a lasting legacy of support for Barnard.
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M.J. Hawes

M.J. Hawes '92

"Barnard was such a pivotal and impactful experience in my life. I wanted to honor and recognize that by joining the Athena Society.
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Solange De Santis and Jo Ann Engelhardt

Solange De Santis '75 and Jo Ann Engelhardt '75

Learn how these alumnae have name Barnard College in their estate plans.
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Hilma Carter

Hilma Carter '45

Throughout her life, which has been rich with an abundance of wonderful experiences in education and the arts, Hilma Carter '45 made a genuine, profound impact on both of her alma maters—Barnard College and Columbia University.
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