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Bridgewater Fund FAQs

What is the Bridgewater Fund?

Annual gifts to the Bridgewater Fund from alumni, parents, friends and businesses provide unrestricted funds that are used for Bridgewater's highest priorities, such as student scholarships, throughout the academic year. Your gift to the Bridgewater Fund each year truly does make a difference.

What is the Bridgewater Fund goal for this fiscal year?

The Bridgewater Fund goal for 2014-15 is $1,000,000. Any contribution to 1) the College's top priorities (unrestricted), 2) current year scholarships, or 3) a department, will help us meet our goal.

How will I be contacted?

We contact our supporters by mail and email. We also conduct a phonathon each semester where our students have the opportunity to reach out to alumni, parents, and friends. They update demographic information, share news about Bridgewater College, and ask for a gift to the Bridgewater Fund.

How will my gift be recognized?

Donors are listed in the annual Year in Review publication

Can I give anonymously?

Absolutely. We respect our donors' privacy, so please let us know at the time of your contribution if you choose this option.

Do gifts designated to endowed scholarships count?

Endowment gifts serve an important purpose at Bridgewater College but do not count toward the Bridgewater Fund. The Bridgewater Fund is based on unrestricted gifts, current year scholarships and gifts to departments.

Does my Eagle Club membership count?

We appreciate our enthusiastic and loyal athletic fans; however, Eagle Club dues afford members specific benefits and are not tax deductible, nor are they countable toward the Bridgewater Fund goal.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about making a gift to the Bridgewater Fund, contact:

Lesley L. Brady '05
Director of Annual Fund
Office of Institutional Advancement
402 E. College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812
540-828-5392
lbrady@bridgewater.edu

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