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Allardices Honored for Their Life-Changing Generosity

AllardiceIn September, Bryant proudly recognized Barbara and David Allardice '61 as Champions for Philanthropy. In addition, they were recognized as the first recipients of the Outstanding 1863 Society Members award for their enduring commitment to Bryant and to helping transform the lives of generations of students.

A management major at Bryant, David enjoyed every day of a 33-year career as a financial consultant to municipalities, including 22 years running his own business, Allardice & Associates, Inc., in Canandaigua, N.Y. Barbara, who holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, serves her undergraduate alma mater, Keuka College, as a member of its board of trustees.

Strong supporters of Bryant's first capital campaign, David and Barbara are members of Bryant's 1863 Society, which recognizes the year of Bryant's founding and honors those who have provided for Bryant through their estate plans or life income gifts.

It's All About the Students
For a decade, the Allardices have supported annual scholarships for several students. They are inspired by the determination of the students, who often seek out their wisdom and guidance even after graduation. And the students, who benefit from the scholarships and kinship with the couple, have told them how much they appreciated getting to know them.

David and Barbara are making plans to endow the Allardice Scholarship so deserving students may continue to learn at Bryant even as the cost of providing an exceptional education continues to rise.

"Attending Bryant was a rewarding experience for me and it has been rewarding for us to be able to help students achieve their goal of obtaining a Bryant education," David says. "We've enjoyed getting to know our students, watching them mature and grow. We do hope that when they achieve success, they'll pay it forward, helping the next generation."

By providing for Bryant's future, David and Barbara are helping ensure that its legacy is secure and growing.

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