The Fund for Barton

Your annual gift benefits every Bulldog, every day! As the College’s larges source of funds, The Fund for Barton allows Barton College to maintain its margin of excellence by enriching our student’s classroom experience, enhancing campus safety, furthering faculty development, investing in new technologies and providing necessary operating support. 

The Fund for Barton is broken down into three separate classifications. The Unrestricted Annual Fund, The General Scholarship Fund, and Program Specific Enhancement Funds. The Flexibility provided by the Fund for Barton allows administrators to strategically address emerging needs in all areas of the College, take advantage of unexpected opportunities as they arise, and support the overall financial aid model at the College which ranges from $16-19 Million dollars at any given time. Most people do not know that tuition only covers 50-60% of the actual cost for a student to attend the College. The Fund for Barton plays a large role in bridging the gap. 

Supporting the Fund for Barton is an investment in the future of Barton College. We invite you to be a part of the success in the lives of our students. 

Areas of Support

The Unrestricted Fund is often labeled as The Greatest Need on Campus. This statement is true as dollars given to this fund can be allocated to any area on campus at the discretion of the President and Senior Staff. The flexibility provided by this fund allows the College to strategically invest in campus infrastructure, personnel, technology, academic and student support, and any other area of great need immediately without restriction. 

The General Scholarship Fund provides immediate scholarship aid to students at Barton College. When a gift is made to this fund, it becomes available right then for allocation by the Office of Financial Aid. It is either used in the current academic year or put into reserve to be used the following academic year in support of the overall financial aid model at the College which ranges from $16-19 million dollars at any given time.

Program specific enhancement funds allow you to provide programmatic financial support to any area on campus of your choosing. These funds unlock the specific passions of our donors and enable them to influence program specific outcomes right now.

Voices of Barton

The Voices of Barton video series features students, faculty, and staff sharing their stories of how your gift positively shapes their experience at Barton. Click below to hear their stories.

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