150th Anniversary Campaign:
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.
Goal $594.350 Million
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 $419,437,757 (71% 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 annual funds—are counted towards the overall goal.
Transformation and Inspiration