Why Support


Every gift to Bard matters.

Donor support ensures Bard’s unique place as an institution of excellence that serves as a center for and a model of cultural creation, debate, service, and political exchange among citizens of the future, one that is dominated not by commerce and a narrow definition of utility, but by a love of learning.

For more than a century and a half, donor support has helped Bard College change lives with discoveries that improve the world, with knowledge that enlightens and inspires, and with an educational environment that prepares students for lives of impact.


Your gift supports students in Annandale and beyond

Your gift to the Bard College Fund helps to make Bard possible for students like
Avalon Qian '18 and Raed Ibraheim '13.

Support Bard's international programs to make a Bard education possible for students worldwide.

Your gift goes toward an exceptional experience

With faculty like Anne Carson, Arseny Khakhalin, and Susan Aberth (to name only a few), state of the art facilities, and innovative programs like Citizen Science and Language and Thinking, Bard is an exceptional place. Your gift keeps Bard on the cutting edge of education.

Your gift changes lives

Whether you support a scholarship for an undergrad in Annandale or you give to the Bard Prison Initiative or Bard High School Early Colleges, your gift makes an invaluable difference.