Planned Giving

If your life was enriched by your experience at Pierce, Deree or Alba – The American College of Greece –  we hope you will consider creating your legacy through a planned estate gift that will benefit future generations while also meeting your personal financial goals. By making a planned gift, you can impact ACG’s future and set an inspiring example for others to follow.


ACG’s Advancement Office is here to help Alumni, parents and friends who are considering making a gift to Pierce, Deree or Alba to maximize the impact of your charitable giving through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime. You may want to allocate your donation to a specific initiative or division of the school or you may want to allow the College to decide to allocate the amount where it is most needed.

Plan your gift now and you can:

  • Integrate your philanthropy with your long-term planning for financial security and the needs of your family.
  • Take full advantage of tax incentives to stretch your charitable donations.
  • Become members of the 1875 Society, an honorary association for Alumni and friends who have included the college in their inheritance plans.
  • If you are over 65 the full value of your planned gift counts today toward our ACG 150 $75 milllion campaign – Advancing the Legacy, Growing Greece

How to Give:

There are creative ways to support ACG through planned giving programs that enhance estate management and the tax benefits of giving. ACG welcomes planned gifts in the form of a simple bequest provision in your will. Remember you may change your bequest at any time. You keep control of the funding property during your lifetime. Most important of all, you provide future support for ACG students.

If you live in the US and would like to receive important and helpful advice on tax and estate planning, listen to William (Bill) Dolan, VP, Senior Philanthropic Advisor for U.S. Bank here.

The 1875 Society

The 1875 Society recognizes and honors all individuals who provide support to The American College of Greece through trusts, wills or other future gifts. The Society recognizes the vital role benefactors have played in the almost 150 years in ACG’s emergence as a preeminent educational institution. Your membership involves no dues, obligations or solicitations but it allows us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made and may inspire others to join. As a member of the Society, you will be invited to exclusive events for Society members. ACG will publicly recognize all Society members who have expressly permitted to list their names and honor all requests for anonymity.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”- Pericles


Why 1875

The 1875 Society takes the name of the year the school was founded. In June 1875, in Smyrna, the most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire, Maria West, a missionary from Boston established The American College of Greece. Her mission was to educate young girls of the city and she set to this task with characteristic efficiency. 145 years the school has changed, locations, buildings, staff and students but continues with the same passion and mission, believing in the power of education to transform the world.

Contact us

Contacts in the United States:
Alison Townley,
Vice President of Advancement, Tel: 857-284-7908, E-mail: [email protected]

Contacts in Greece:
Aliki Giannakopoulou,
Executive Director of Advancement – Development, Tel: +30 210 600 9800, ext. 1239, E-mail: [email protected]
Maria Laina, Executive Director of Advancement – Alumni, Tel: +30 210 600 9800, ext. 1035, E-mail: [email protected]

Related Documents

Bequest Template

ACG Statement of Intent

Planned Giving Brochure


For Gifts of Securities or Planned Gifts

If you are interested in supporting the College, please fill out An Intent Form. After you submit this simple form, we will reach out to you to discuss ways you can support the College as well as how to become a member of the 1875 Society.

Gift value:

This Statement of Intent is an expression of my present plan and is subject to change. This commitment is not a legally binding obligation and I reserve the right to amend this Statement of Intent at any time.
The American College of Greece gratefully acknowledges your generous commitment and agrees to the terms of this commitment as stated above.
All information provided will be kept confidential.
For additional information, please contact our Advancement Office
Gravias 6, Aghia Paraskevi, 15342, Tel: +30 210 6009800 (ext 1379) email: [email protected]
US and Other Countries
31 State St., 4th Floor Boston, MA 02109, Tel: 857-284-7908 email: [email protected]