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Planned Giving, Smart Giving... You Can Make a Difference
The 5th Annual Planned Giving Committee Golf Outing
The 5th Annual Planned Giving
Committee Golf Outing.



Drs. Jeffrey and Ellen Kaiden created a scholarship at the Ramapo College Foundation to foster interest in teaching at-risk students in urban environments. Ellen also secured a grant to create the Student Literacy Corps course at Ramapo. Scholarship recipient Xiomara Robinson completed her fieldwork for the course in her hometown.


Bill and Marina Topken have established three endowed scholarship funds to honor the positive relationship they have shared with Ramapo College and their commitment to education. Their endowments benefit teacher education students and nursing students.

The Ramapo College Foundation honored Legacy Society members at a special dinner at the Bradley Center. Guests were treated to a wonderful student performance of "Steel Magnolias" directed by Mary Ellen Allison from the School of Contemporary Arts. The show took place in The Adler Theater of the Berrie Center. Salma and Marc Goldstein, Nancy and Bob Kossowsky, and Ralph and Liz Mastrangelo were among the attendees.

Your planned giving donation can support student scholarship aid, faculty research projects, enhanced campus facilities and programs. The Office of Planned Giving can help you select the best method of giving to make your charitable gift meaningful, while meeting your personal (financial) goals. By considering your gift planning options, you will discover the many benefits that will create a lasting legacy.

Ramapo College is grateful for the many ways its benefactors support the institution. The Legacy Society recognizes alumni and friends who have created an endowment or who have provided for Ramapo College in their estate plans through wills, life income gifts, retirement plans, life insurance dedications and other planned gifts.



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