Financial aid is more than a means to an education

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					F       inancial aid is more
          than a means to an education...

                                                                                                                                                             																	BROWN	UNIVERSITY	
Financial aid is an investment in talent
and an opportunity to touch a life, lift a                                                                                                       	   	   	
family, and sometimes even transform an
entire community. In turn, these gifted
students bring a wide range of experienc-
es and perspectives to share, significantly
                                                                                                                                                 F inancial a i d
broadening everyone’s education.We’re                                                                                                                                               Transforming
stronger and richer for their presence.
To ensure that Brown’s learning environ-
ment remains dynamic and inspiring, the
University’s Corporation has dramatically                                                       For more information,
increased financial aid for middle- and                                                         please write, call, or e-mail:
low-income families starting in the fall       RIChARd BARkER hEAdIng nEW                       Campaign for Academic Enrichment
of 2008.                                       FInAnCIAL AId InITIATIvE                         Brown University
The new policy is:                                                                              Box 1893
                                               Richard Barker ’57, P’03, P’05 – who has
                                                                                                Providence, RI 02912-1893
●   Reducing loan expectations for all         already created a Brown Annual Fund              USA
    students receiving financial aid           scholarship and endowed four other schol-
                                                                                                Phone: 800 662 2266
●   Eliminating loan expectations for          arships – is now spearheading the effort to      Phone: 401 863 2374
    students from families with incomes        increase endowment giving in this area to        Fax: 401 863 3301
    of less than $100,000                                                             
                                               $400 million by December 31, 2010.
●   Eliminating parental contributions
    for most families with incomes of less    “I always had to work, but my family was
    than $60,000.                              able to make a down payment on my
As a result, financial aid has become the      college education. For a lot of people, that’s
fastest-growing item in the University’s       simply not the case. I believe that if someone
operating budget – more than double            decides that Brown is the place for them
what it was in 2001-2002.                      and Brown agrees, then money shouldn’t
Your gifts are more important than ever!       stand in the way.”

                                                                                                                                   9/08 - 1000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 GIvInG OPPORtunItIes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               * ChAnCELLoR’S SChoLARShIP                     $1 MILLIon
                                                                                                                                                   BRoWn AnnUAL FUnd                                                                                            Your gift of $1 million will provide, in perpetuity, the
                                                                                                                                                   SChoLARShIPS: oPEnIng                                                                                        highest level of outright scholarships to two or more of
                                                                                                                                                   ThE dooR                                                                                                     Brown’s best students in need of substantial financial aid.

                                                                                                                                                   While a gift of an endowed scholarship will                                                                 * TRUSTEES’ SChoLARShIP                           $500,000
                                                                                                                                                   help students for generations to come, your                                                                  Your gift of $500,000 will provide, in perpetuity, the
                                                                                                                                                   gift of a Brown Annual Fund Scholarship will                                                                 highest level of outright scholarships to one or more of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brown’s best students in need of substantial financial aid.
                                                                                                                                                   provide an immediate impact, enhancing the
                                                                                                                                                   University’s ability to support today’s most                                                                * EndoWEd SChoLARShIP                             $250,000
                                                                                                                                                   qualified students. And, because you will                                                                    Your gift of $250,000 will establish a named scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that will exist in perpetuity to provide financial aid to a
                                                                                                                                                   receive regular updates throughout the four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                qualifying undergraduate.
                                                                                                                                                   years, you will be able to follow your student’s

     Creating a Community of Talent                                                           “I have a large collection of books and a
                                                                                               lifetime collection of dreams. I think your
                                                                                                                                                   progress, celebrating new contributions to
                                                                                                                                                   Brown’s longstanding tradition of excellence.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      “My father came to Brown thanks to
                                                                                                                                                                                                       scholarship support, so my mother,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               * EndoWEd FInAnCIAL AId FUnd                      $100,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Your gift of $100,000 will establish a named financial aid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fund, which will exist in perpetuity to provide financial
                                                                                               dreams should set where you go, and not                                                                 brother, and I endowed a scholarship                     aid to a qualifying undergraduate.
                                                                                               your financial capability.”                                                                             in his honor. Having witnessed how                      * If you wish to provide immediate financial aid support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 while you build your endowed fund, you may also establish
                                                                                               Stephen	D.	Ford	’10	                                                                                    well it has worked, I decided to invest                   a four-year Brown Annual Fund Scholarship for an addi-
Imagine College Hill lacking nearly half of                                                    Augustus	A.	White	III	’57	M.D.	and		                                                                    more into the endowed fund through                        tional pledge of $80,000.
the ideas, energy, and breadth of talent it                                                    Family	Scholarship
currently enjoys. Without the need-based                                                                                                                                                               a planned gift.”                                         BRoWn AnnUAL FUnd
financial aid received by more than 40%                                                                                                                                                                David	R.	Wilson	’60	                                     InTERnATIonAL SChoLARShIP                        $100,000
of Brown students, our campus would lose                                                                                                                                                               John	A.	Wilson	’23	National	Scholarship                  Your current-use gift of $100,000 will establish a named
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                four-year scholarship which will support one interna-
much of its diversity of opinion – a hallmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tional student during his/her time at Brown.
of a Brown education.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BRoWn AnnUAL FUnd SChoLARShIP                     $80,000
In order to maintain this extraordinary                                                        EndoWEd SChoLARShIPS:                                                                                                                                            Your current-use gift of $80,000 will establish a named
community of talent, the University calls upon                                                 SECURIng ThE FUTURE                                                                                                                                              four-year scholarship which will support one student
three major resources:                                                                                                                                                                                  PLAnnEd gIvIng:                                         during his/her time at Brown.
                                                                                               Many of last spring’s graduates received
●   Endowed funds                                                                              financial assistance thanks to scholarships                                                              BUILdIng A LEgACY
●   Brown Annual Fund Scholarships                                                             established ten, twenty, or even thirty years      “An alumnus who came before me gave me
                                                 “I connect with Brown’s ideals and                                                                                                                     Planned gifts can be made in the form of
●   Planned giving instruments                                                                 ago; graduates twenty years from now will           an Annual Fund Scholarship. In recognition           bequests, charitable trusts and annuities, or
                                                  appreciate the scale of opportunity that
                                                                                               still be benefitting from that same generosity.     of this person’s generosity, my husband and          by way of life insurance, retirement plans, and
                                                  my scholarship affords. Every day at
                                                                                               When you endow a scholarship or financial           I are “paying it forward” – we have created          gifts of real estate. Additionally, a recent special
                                                  Brown, I find new ways to enrich my life     aid fund, you provide critical support to gener-                                                         ruling from the Internal Revenue Service pro-
                                                                                                                                                   three such scholarships, with more planned.
                                                  and new ways to make a difference in         ations of students. In turn, you will receive an                                                         vides you with an opportunity to participate
                                                                                               annual report telling about the student(s)          That gift to me has multiplied into gifts for
                                                  the world.”                                                                                                                                           directly in the University’s endowment through
                                                                                               supported by your named fund.                       future alumni.”                                      certain charitable remainder trusts. Whichever
                                                  	Ashley	F.	Anderson	’10	
                                                                                                                                                   Carmen	M.	Rodriguez	’83	                             way you choose will benefit both you and the
                                                  Alexander	and	Elizabeth	A.	Marshall	’50		
                                                                                                                                                   Carmen	and	Carlos	Rodriguez	Brown	Annual	            students whose lives will be forever changed.
                                                                                                                                                   Fund	Scholarship