Barnes Legacy Society
Barnes Legacy Society: Is your name on this list?
The Barnes Legacy Society, established in 1987, honors those who have kindly established a future gift of any kind for Colorado College.
The Society is named for Chemistry Professor Otis A. Barnes and his wife, Margaret Tyson Barnes '27, in recognition of their generosity to the college through their estate plan. The Barneses were 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 at the college. The trust, still in existence today, has provided full scholarships to hundreds of CC students, known as "Barnes Scholars." Their two bequests totaled over $10 million. Margaret and Otis Barnes embodied a lifetime of generosity at CC and in the community.
Membership in Barnes Legacy Society is simple yet so fulfilling!
The only thing you need to do is let us know you have included a gift to CC in your future plans. Your thoughtfulness will ensure that future generations of CC students have access to the finest liberal arts college in the country.
There are many ways for you to do it! Many members have simply mentioned CC in their will...others have named CC as the beneficiary of their IRA or other retirement plan, and some have named the college as the beneficiary of their Donor Advised Fund or their Insurance Policy.
Still others have included CC in charitable remainder trusts, lead trusts, gift annuities or deferred gift annuities.
We invite you to look around this website to peruse the multitude of opportunities, and, of course contact us to chat about what is meaningful to you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
If you have already included CC in a future gift, we ask that you let us know. We want to thank you today for your thoughtfulness. Additionally, your willingness to be listed as a Barnes Legacy Society member encourages others to follow your example. It also helps CC plan for the future—and most importantly—it allows you to share and document the impact you want to have.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.