Aspire statue outside the Shafer Art Gallery

Letter from the Executive Director

It is the mission of the Foundation to assist donors in making the choices they need to leave a legacy for future generations. The work we do is critical and it takes the support of so many people to make the difference in the lives of our students. Gifts of every size add up to collectively add into the success of the Foundation's support of Barton. You are an essential piece of that plan. 

The Foundation is an institution dedicated to not only the service we provide to Barton and students, but also the service that we provide to donors. We help connect donors to causes they are passionate about and get to help make their goals happen. All of these gifts regardless of size or purpose have one thing in common: they speak volumes about the life of the donor. That voice continues to speak and be heard long after they no longer have a voice of their own. Each gift becomes a living thing, growing and reaching far beyond anything the donor could have imagined. 

This year, we transition to the next era of the Foundation’s growth. I look forward to serving you while maintaining those strong relationships already built and creating new ones. I am motivated to serve the students we support and the employees of the College that gives them hope in the future. One of my favorite authors, J.R.R. Tolkien said, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” I am so excited to be able to spend my time here, helping others achieve their goals.

If you wish to know more about the Foundation, the work we do, and how we can help you make a difference, just call my office or stop in if you are on campus.


Lindsey Bogner

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement