Brad ’94 and Amy Quigley Make a Bequest in Thanks for Education and for Crew
Brad Quigley ’94, who lauds his Ithaca College education and the lifelong friendships he made as a member of the IC Crew, knows a thing or two about charitable giving—he works in development at Harvard University. He and his wife Amy are making a bequest through their estate to IC, and he encourages other alumni to do the same.
“It is easy for us as donors to use bequests as our giving vehicle, and it provides the greatest opportunity for flexibility to the institution,” Brad says. “It is the appropriate vehicle for where we are currently and is easily modifiable in the future.”
Brad chose to attend IC because he intended to major in economics, and IC’s School of Humanities & Sciences was highly ranked. As a freshman he joined the Novice Crew and fell in love with this new sport and the community of rowers—his novice lightweight boat won the Dad Vail National Regatta that year (1990). The experience contributed to him changing his major to athletic training and exercise science. He has held many different roles with Harvard during the past 23 years, including head football athletic trainer, and currently serves as director of alumni relations and annual giving at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
An active donor to the crew program since graduation, Brad has been a member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors for five years and currently serves as vice president. The bequest, which will support the crew endowment and the Ithaca College Annual Fund, qualifies Brad and Amy as members of the President’s Circle for those who make planned gifts.
“I’ve seen the importance of supporting the annual fund as well as current use and unrestricted funds,” Brad says. “Our intent with this gift is to make education more accessible so that students have the freedom to make the choice of what they’d like to study. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my IC education.”
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