In 1889, beneath the shadow of the great bell at Clarendon Street Baptist Church in Boston, Gordon College was born. This school of Christ grew to become one of the nation’s premier Christian colleges, offering students leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional and leadership development. The same Clarendon Bell still rings in truth for the College and our culture today. Now located prominently on Gordon’s campus, it reminds us of the eternal impact of godly servanthood and stewardship.
The Clarendon Society is a gathering together of the faithful faculty, staff, alumni and friends who have shared their legacy with Gordon College by remembering the College in their estate plans, personal wills and family trusts. Their faithfulness and foresight honor our past even as they bless Gordon students now and in the future. Members of the Clarendon Society are recognized annually through a special event on campus in their honor. Members can also choose to remain anonymous publicly, even as the College privately (and gratefully) acknowledges their support.
You can become a member of the Clarendon Society by establishing a planned gift that benefits Gordon College. There is no minimum gift amount for inclusion in the Clarendon Society. Whether as a bequest, a gift annuity, a charitable trust or some other arrangement, planned giving is a category of charitable support that advances the mission of the College while also helping to provide for the financial needs of your loved ones.