The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being will provide a centralized hub for the College’s many wellness initiatives, including the Feel Well, Do Well @ Barnard campaign. The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being will include state-of-the-art spaces for well-being programming, including financial fluency and holistic wellness programs, a fitness center, and dance spaces.
To create the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being, the College will renovate the first floor of the former gymnasium in Barnard Hall. Here, students will be able to learn about and access the full range of initiatives intended to support all aspects of well-being. Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being will embody Barnard’s commitment to strengthening connections among all campus offerings related to well-being.
“This is a dream come true and a culmination of my work supporting women that I have done for so many years. I am delighted to be on the forefront of this innovative and more complete definition of wellness. I have seen firsthand how wellness is an intersection of financial, physical, and mental well-being. This Center will be a point of hope for women. Like my mother, Ethel, Class of ’41, the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being is a trailblazer in the wellness and empowerment of women. I am so proud and excited to be working closely with Sian on this project. With the Francine LeFrak Center for Well-Being on its campus, I believe that Barnard is destined to be a leader in health and wellness and a model for others to follow. As a woman and a philanthropist, I can’t think of anything that could be closer to my heart.”