Hugh Taylor Birch (Class of 1869) was passionate about his love of nature and his love for his alma mater, Antioch College. These passions were rooted in the deep soil of the Glen where he grew up. It was also evidenced by his gift of the Glen to the College and the significant maintenance endowment he bequeathed to the College in his will. These gifts ensured that the Glen, named for Birch’s beloved daughter, Helen, would be enjoyed by future generations of Antiochians.

In honor of his transformational generosity and his pioneering estate gift we have named our planned giving society after him.

A legacy gift to Antioch College is one of the most meaningful investments you will ever make. With a planned gift, you can show appreciation for the outstanding education that you received and, like Hugh Taylor Birch, ensure that our tradition of excellence is available for generations to come.

We invite you to put your passion into action by joining the Hugh Taylor Birch Legacy Society. Deferred gifts help Antioch College plan for our future and ensure our position as a pioneering institution of higher learning and applied liberal arts.

As a member, you will be invited to sign the Antioch College guest book which was hand-crafted by MacArthur Genius Award winner, Tim Barrett ’73, and was hand-bound in Yellow Springs by Hardy Ballantine. We will celebrate your generosity during Reunion Weekend and add your name to the distinguished list of donors on our website and Hugh Taylor Birch publications. The information on our planned giving website will be helpful in learning all the different options available to make a lasting impact and investment in Antioch College.