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1863 Society

The Bryant University 1863 Society recognizes those individuals who name Bryant in their will or trust, or through a life income plan. Through their generosity, our 1863 Society members create an enduring legacy of opportunity for future generations of Bryant students.

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Mr. and Mrs. David E. Allardice
Mrs. Judith V. Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Arpin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.G. Batchelor
Mr. Artacky Berberian
Drs. Frank and Caryl Bingham
Mr. Eric J. Bisighini and Mrs. Lynn Donnelly Bisighini
Mrs. Helen Sito Bochenek
Ms. Miriam A. Boice
Mr. Armand C. Bonneau
Mr. Stephen T. Boulter
Mrs. Blanche Brown
Mr. Kenneth K. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Brown
Mr. James H. Bryson
Mr. Alfred S. Buckley, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Glen D. Camp
Mrs. Agnes J. Carr
Mr. Christopher A. Chouinard CFP®
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Cioe
Mr. John D. Claypoole
Mr. Carlton Clewley
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Conaty
Mr. Alan R. Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. J. Steven Cowen
Mr. Wallace J. Crooks
Mr. David E. Daw
Mr. and Mrs. Siro T. DeGasperis
Mr. Nicholas A. DeRienzo
Mrs. Patricia C. deWeger
Mr. Robert C. Dobbins
Mr. Joseph T. Duffy
Mrs. Janet Blackburn Dunk
Ms. Mary L. Dupont and Mr. Robert K. Decelles
Mrs. Eleanor L. Emery
Mr. Kirke B. Everson
Mr. Raymond J. Fallon
Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand J. Fay, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Fisher
Mr. William J. Fox
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Freed
Mr. Jeffrey M. Fryer and Mrs. Kimberly Roy Fryer
Mr. David J. Gardam, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Max F. Gold
Mr. Bernard M. Goldstein
Mr. W. Dustin Goldstein
Ms. Marjorie B. Gore
Mr. Robert E. Goudreau
Mr. Bruce B. Gravitt
Mr. Richard M. Greifer
Mr. and Mrs. Hans E. Gwinner
Mr. William O. Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hallock, Jr.
Dr. Melvin Hershkowitz and Mrs. Leslie Kirker Hershkowitz
Mr. Lawrence S. Hershoff
Ms. Paula J. Hogan
Mr. Winston Hsiang
Ms. Roberta Hysell
Mr. Bernard A. Jackvony
Dr. E. Gardner Jacobs, Jr.
Mr. Joshua J. Johnson
Mr. John H. Joyce
Ms. Edna B. Kilcup
Mrs. Lucille G. Killiany
Mrs. Elvira M. Knight
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Koffler
Mr. and Mrs. Alan E. Lang
Mr. Roy E. Lange
Ms. Dorothy M. Lapham
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Leigh
Mr. Mario M. Libutti
Mr. Stanley F. Lomangino
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Lorenzo, Jr.
Dr. Celeste Ignatio Loughman
Ms. Lola MacLean
Ms. Helene S. Markoff
Ms. Diane L. Marolla
Mrs. Deborah W. May and Mr. Edwin H. May
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. McCarthy
Mr. and Mrs. William P. McQuinn
Ms. Myra Menagh
Ms. Helen L. Merrifield
Mr. Kenneth R. Middleton
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Mignanelli
Mr. Robert F. Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ronald Mosca
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Mulvehill
Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Nadeau
Mr. Paul C. Nicholson, Jr.
Mr. Richard J. Noel
Ms. Marguerite North
Mrs. Dorothy F. O’Connell
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Papitto
Mr. and Mrs. Harold N. Patch
Mrs. Vera C. Perrella
Mr. Ronald A. Pittori
Mr. and Mrs. William Posemann
Ms. Stefanie Prigge
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Renza, Jr.
Ms. Elizabeth A. Reynolds
Mr. Emile C. Riendeau
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ringold
Mr. Frederick M. Rounds
Mrs. Janet E. Rutter
Mrs. Marlene G. Samra
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Santos
Mr. David Sauviso ’96
Mr. William J. Sheehan
Ms. Louise A. Shuster
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Skoglund
Mrs. Elisabeth R. Smart
Mr. William R. Smith and Mrs. Dorothy Hill Smith
Dr. Janice A. Smith
Mr. Bernard Spirito ’77
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Stark
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Stasiowski
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Stickles
Mr. Arthur Sukel and Mrs. Carole Oliner Sukel
Ms. Joyce Suleski
Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Sullivan
The Honorable Bruce Sundlun and Ms. Marjorie Sundlun
Ms. Jean Swift
Mrs. Hope C. Talbot
Mr. Joseph M. Tavares, Jr.
Mrs. Nancy N. Tedder
Mrs. Stella Z. Testa
Mr. Gregory S. Lyden and Mrs. Catherine Tormey
Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Townsend
Mr. Richard S. Urquhart
Mr. George J. Vieira
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Vitale
Mr. Donald F. Walsh and Mrs. Pauline Walsh
Ms. Eleonora C. Walsh
Ms. Robin Torbron Warde and Dr. Newell E. Warde
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Wardyga
Mr. and Mrs. George W.B. Whiting
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Wienkoop
Mr. Jack Wilkes
Ms. Dorothy Willard
Ms. Jane Woods
Mr. John R. Wright and Mrs. Mary Paulin Wright


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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Bryant University a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

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"I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Bryant University [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

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A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

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A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Bryant University or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

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You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Bryant University as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Bryant University as a lump sum.

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