Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) formally launched the BMCC Legacy Society by honoring its members at a special reception in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center on October 22.
More than 35 guests attended, including BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who presented certificates of recognition to BMCC Legacy Society Members Daisy Alverio, Gay Brookes, Elizabeth Margaritis Butson, and Fred Peskoff.
“I would like to introduce the Members of the BMCC Legacy Society who have made a provision for BMCC in their estate plans,” said President Antonio Pérez. “We could not be more appreciative, because these gifts enable us to offer opportunities that our students would not otherwise have, like scholarships and other extra chances to succeed.”
Guests enjoyed a salmon and lasagna buffet, and were presented with a talk on estate planning by Steve Imperato, President of Future Funds LLC and Planned Giving Consultant to CUNY. He emphasized the importance of estate planning and focused on ways to benefit oneself and one’s heirs, while also providing support for BMCC.
The BMCC Legacy Society is made up of donors who have had the forethought to name BMCC in their estate plan, and many of these donors have also made an outright gift to the College.
“Perhaps these donors have named BMCC as the recipient of a bequest in their will or Living Trust; perhaps they have named BMCC as the recipient of all or part of their retirement plan, such as TIAA-Cref,” explains Barbara Perry Morgan, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. “Or, they may have taken out a Charitable Gift Annuity, or a Trust, or have named BMCC as the recipient of an insurance policy that they no longer need.”
For further information, contact Barbara Perry Morgan at 212-346-8650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.