Campaign Progress

Campaign Progress Progress as of January 16, 2015
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For more information about
Bard's 150th Anniversary Campaign,
contact: Debra Pemstein 
Tel. 845-758-7404

150th Anniversary Campaign:
Goal $594.350 Million

The 150th Anniversary Campaign is a comprehensive effort that will significantly strengthen Bard's endowment, provide much-needed funds for capital projects, and support the annual operating budget for the duration of the campaign. 

The largest and most ambitious fund-raising campaign in the history of Bard College—the 150th Anniversary Campaign—was launched during Commencement and Alumni/ae Weekend in May 2010. At the ceremonies that year, President Leon Botstein announced a campaign goal of $594,350,000 to sustain Bard's leadership as a liberal arts institution. To date $450,972,295 (76% towards our goal) has been raised, primarily from College trustees and volunteer leaders, including $872,462 to endow scholarships from the Board of Governors of the Bard–St. Stephen's Alumni/ae Association. Gifts to all areas of the College—capital projects, endowment, and unrestricted funds—are counted towards the overall goal.

Campaign Goal = $594.350

  •  Endowment = $350 million
  •  Capital Projects = $176.350 million
  •  Annual Fund = $68 million

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