Sustaining excellence in Chemistry.
Mary is enormously grateful for her Bryn Mawr education and for the College's strong and successful commitment to engaging young women in science. Through some very effective and creative estate planning, she has been able to provide generous support to Bryn Mawr, both now and in the future, simultaneously creating a stream of income for herself and her son. Utilizing a combination of charitable remainder trust, gift annuities, and outright gifts, Mary has created an endowed fund for the Department of Chemistry. The Mary W. Schwertz Fund will provide support for pressing needs that the department could not otherwise fund, such as purchase of a special or improved piece of equipment, travel by a faculty member or graduate student to conduct research or attend a professional conference to present their work, or enhancement of a classroom or laboratory.