The Voice: Summer 2003
Dordt College benefits from partnership with Barnabas Foundation
By: Dave Vander Werf, Director of Planned Giving
For many years Dordt College has benefited from its partnership with the Barnabas
Foundation, an organization that encourages stewardship and assists people in their charitable giving
and estate planning. We were reminded of this again recently when we received
another check from a donors estate in the Chicago area. The total bequest
to the college was more than $55,000 and was administered on behalf of
the donor through the Barnabas Foundation.
Because this estate was in various stages of liquidity, several checks over a
period of several months were issued to Dordt College. The Barnabas Foundation helped
to assure that the donors wishes were carried out and provided a flexible
gift vehicle through which several Christian organizations could benefit.
Dordt College also has benefited in other ways from our association with the
Barnabas Foundation. We regularly receive checks from the Barnabas Foundation on behalf of
other donors who use the philanthropic fund offered by Barnabas. Barnabas has also
provided a wonderful resource for donors to do estate planning that matches their particular values and still benefit organizations like Dordt College.
We are grateful for the excellent legal advice the Barnabas Foundation has provided
over the years. The foundation has been an excellent resource in guiding Dordt
College through complex financial transactions from various locations throughout our constituency.
Please contact us with any questions about how the Barnabas Foundation can benefit
Dordt College Advancement Office
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
or contact the Barnabas Foundation:
18601 North Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477-6399