Early Barnard Donors, 1889 – 1920

Early Barnard Benefactors, 1889 – 1916

Year Donor Amount Purpose 2013 Equivalent Circumstances
1889 J.P. Morgan $5,000 First gift t Barnard College $130,000 His lawyer on Barnard board
1892 Mrs. Van Wyck (Mary E.) Brinckerhoff 100,000 Matching gift for building $2,600,000 Mr. VWB died 1892
1895 Mrs. Elizabeth Milbank Andesron $100,000 119th-120th block $2,800,000 father Jeremiah Milbank d. 1884
1895 Seth Low $100,000 3 professorships $2,800,000 To secure Barnard  access to CU profs.
1897 Mrs. Josiah M. Fiske $140,000 3rd wing on Milbank $4,000,000 JMF died 1892; no children
1897 120 Donors $100,000 Match Brinckerhoff $2,900,000 Included $25,000 from JDRockefeller
1898 Abram S. Hewitt $10,000 Relieve $130,000 debt $286,000
Elizabeth Milbank Anderson $34,000 $970,000
J P Morgan $10,000 $286,000
1900 Daniel B. Fayerweather estate $100,000 To educational inst’ns $2,860,000 DBF died in 1891; $5 million estate
1901 John D. Rockefeller $200,000 To stimulate other giving $5,600,000
1903 77 donors $200,000 Match JDR gift $5,600,000
1903 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson $1,000,000 Purchase 116th-118th block $27,000,000
1907 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson $750,000 Brooks Hall $19,000,000
1911 John Stewart Kennedy $150,000 Launch of “Quarter Century Fund”, seeking $2,000,000 $3,700,000 JSK d. 1909; bachelor
1914 General Education Board $200,000 Endowment match $4,700,000 Rockefeller Money
Mrs. E. H. Harriman $50,000 Endowment Funds $1,200,000
Joseph Pulitzer $50,000 Scholarships $1,200,000
1915 Horace W. Carpentier $200,000 Henrietta Carpentier Scholarship Fund $4,700,000 HWC died in 1915
1916 Horace W. Carpentier $1,500,000 General Endowment $32,000,000 Probated in 1920
1916 Jacob H. Schiff $500,000 Students’ Hall $10,800,000 His 50 years in US
$5,499,000 $135,132,000
A Four biggest donors
Elizabeth Milbank Anderson $2,000,000
Horace W. Carpentier $1,700,000
Jacob. H. Schiff $500,000
John D. Rockefeller & GEdBoard $500,000
$4,700,000
Land at purchase price $1,160,000 $1,160,000
Building costs
Milbank/Brinckerhoff/Fiske $500,000
Brooks $500,000
Students’ Hall $500,00 $1,500,000
Plant/Land Assets as of 1920 $2,660,000 $66,500,000

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