Many Ways to Make a Difference

Gift Planning includes both gifts made today or in your estate. Current gifts may include a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA, or a gift that pays you income for your lifetime (or your life and the life of a second beneficiary) then benefits the college upon passing.

Keep reading to learn more about strategies that best fit with your retirement and estate goals. We are here to help.

Barnes Legacy Society

The Barnes Legacy Society is named for Chemistry Professor Otis A. Barnes and Margaret Tyson Barnes '27, in recognition of their generosity to the college through their estate plan. The couple was active in many facets of campus life including athletics, the founding of KRCC, and, of course, the natural sciences.

In 1952, the Barneses established a trust to provide scholarships for chemistry students. The trust, still in existence today, has provided full scholarships to hundreds of CC students, known as "Barnes Scholars." Margaret and Otis Barnes embodied a lifetime of generosity at CC and in the community.

Future gifts of all sizes help support scholarships, faculty development, campus improvements, and co-curricular opportunities at CC.

How to Give: Below, you will find strategies to discuss with your advisor.

Please allow us to thank you and welcome you by letting us know you have included a gift to CC in your future plans, or if you'd like to do so.

Barnes Legacy Society Members

How to Give

Explore below to see what best aligns with your charitable intentions. We have provided the information in a printable format for you to review or share with your advisor. We're here to answer your questions and listen to your ideas.

Barnes Legacy Society

Beneficiary Designations

  • Retirement Assets
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Bank Accounts
  • Investment Accounts
Barnes Legacy Society

Gifts from Your Will

  • Bequests
  • Trusts
Barnes Legacy Society

Life Income Gifts

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Trusts
Barnes Legacy Society

Gifts of Appreciated Assets

  • Appreciated Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
Barnes Legacy Society

Charitable IRA Rollover

  • Make a Tax-Free Gift from Your IRA if You're 70 ½ or Older.
Barnes Legacy Society

CARES and SECURE Acts make it easier to support Colorado College!

Barnes Legacy Society

Donor Advised Funds

Barnes Legacy Society

Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

  • Artwork
  • Collectibles
  • Commodities
Barnes Legacy Society

Gifts of Real Estate

  • Immediate Gifts
  • Deferred Gifts

Your Stories

  • Colorado College Barnes Foundation Donor

    Becky Thomas '69

    Giving Matters: Thrive Fund Covers Students Unexpected Expenses to Cultivate a Sense of Belonging at CC

  • Colorado College Barnes Foundation Donor

    Jodi Taylor

    Jodi Taylor Creates the Maxwell Taylor Scholarship Fund with Gift of IRA

  • Colorado College Barnes Foundation Donor

    Nate Bower

    Professor Emeritus' Planned Gift Will Fund Internships

  • Colorado College Barnes Foundation Donor

    Gertrude Patterson Arnold '44

    Providing Income for Life and Supporting CC

  • Colorado College Barnes Foundation Donor

    Father Henry Doyle '73

    A Life of Service, a Legacy of Generosity

  • Colorado College Barnes Foundation Donor

    Robert Grant '65

    Barnes Scholar Establishes Scholarship

Let's Talk

Planning your estate and legacy for future generations including your charitable interests takes careful evaluation.

Discussing your charitable intentions with us can lead to a much better result than going it alone - and will ensure that your gift is used just as you wish. Act now to be a good steward of the resources you intend to leave behind. Please use the contact info below, or submit this form to get more information.



Contact Us

Colorado College

14 East Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Ty Nagamatsu

Ty Nagamatsu
Estate Settlement & Gift Planning Officer
tnagamatsu@coloradocollege.edu
Office phone: (719) 389-6828

For Professional Advisors

If you are working with a professional advisor, or advising a donor, here's a handy guide for including Colorado College in a charitable estate plan.

Download Advisor Guide