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Planned Giving

Legacy of Giving

Over the past several years, the HCNY Foundation has been fortunate in receiving bequests from Harvard Club of New York City members and other loyal friends of the HCNY Foundation. These gifts make extraordinary programs and events possible for both deserving students and the HCNY community.

Planned Giving
Thank you once again for your generous support of the HCNY Foundation. Please feel free to contact us at foundation@hcny.com or 212-827-1235 if you have any other questions.

One such gift, The Herbert J. and Lise R. Seligmann Endowment, supports our undergraduate scholarship program and funds an annual public policy lecture series at the Club. In November of 2009 the inaugural lecture by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs ’76, M.A.’78, Ph.D.’80 was a resounding success with over three hundred HCNY members and their guests in attendance. Ambassador Nicholas Burns, a retired American diplomat and Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, served as the guest speaker in 2010.

The HCNY Foundation takes our role as a steward of member bequests seriously, and we’re grateful that you are considering making a gift.

Should you wish to make a gift, below is the language we typically suggest people use to include a bequest to the HCNY Foundation in their estate planning. If you do choose to include the HCNY Foundation in your will—please let us know and we would be happy to include you as a member of the Friends of the HCNY Foundation Society. This Society is made up of donors who have made a planned gift to the HCNY Foundation or have included the HCNY Foundation in their estate plans. HCNY Foundation Society members receive special correspondence throughout the year and are also invited to special events.

Proposed Bequest Language:

“I give (____dollars) or (_____percent or the entire residue of my estate) to the Harvard Club of New York Foundation, a New York City based charitable corporation, for the benefit of scholarship and related programs at Harvard University.”

Approximately 70% of all Harvard undergraduates receive need-based Harvard Scholarship aid, totaling over $172 million in 2012–13. Your HCNY Scholars are all such students coming from the New York City area.