Representative Clients

Colleges and Universities

Secondary Schools

Conservation, Preservation and Environmental Organizations

Health Care Organizations

International Organizations

Retirement Communities

Community Foundations and Other Non-Profits

Private Clients

 

Colleges and Universities

  • Amherst College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Colgate University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Harvard Business School
  • Middlebury College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Northwestern University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rice University
  • School for International Training/World Learning
  • Simmons College
  • Smith College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Tulane University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Denver
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Oregon
  • Vassar College
  • Wellesley College

Secondary Schools

  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Berkshire School
  • Clarke School for the Deaf
  • Deerfield Academy
  • Loomis-Chaffee School
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School
  • Phillips Academy, Andover

Conservation, Preservation and Environmental Organizations

  • Agricultural Stewardship Association
  • American Farmland Trust
  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
  • Essex County Greenbelt Association
  • Forever Farmland Initiative
  • Kestrel Land Trust
  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust
  • Monadnock Conservancy
  • Mount Grace Conservation Land Trust
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Santa Fe Conservation Trust
  • Sheffield Land Trust
  • Southern Madison Heritage Trust
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Trustees of Reservations
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Wildlands Trust

Health Care Organizations

  • Capital Hospice
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Partners Health Care

International Organizations

  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Grassroots International
  • Greenpeace
  • Rhodes Trust

Retirement Communities

  • Elim Park Baptist Home
  • Kendal Corporation/Kendal Charitable Fund
  • Lathrop Retirement Communities
  • Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community

Community Foundations and Other Non-Profits

  • American Institute for Economic Research
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Animal Medical Center of New York
  • Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Cancer Connection
  • Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
  • Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
  • Elderhostel
  • Joy For Our Youth
  • Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
  • National Development Council
  • Salvation Army
  • Teach for America
  • Telluride Foundation
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Western Maine Community Action

Private Clients

  • Fazzi Associates
  • Griggs family properties
  • Hancock Agricultural Investment Group
  • LandVest
  • Mali family properties
  • Merrill Lynch Center for Philanthropy and Non-profit Management
  • Wright Builders

Client Testimonials

Janice M. Albano, Associate Treasurer, Mount Holyoke College

Dennis Bidwell is very knowledgeable of the intricacies of real estate gifts. Thanks to him we recently completed a gift of mid-west farmland from a donor living abroad. Dennis has also worked with us to develop a policy document on real estate gifts, conducted a training session for Development staff, and helped us decide to decline a gift of property that had more potential problems than benefits. We greatly value his advice and counsel.

Catherine E. Baer, Vice President for Development, Vassar College

Dennis Bidwell has been tremendously helpful in educating us all about how to attract significant real estate gifts to Vassar. Our retainer relationship with Bidwell Advisors means Dennis is available for staff training, marketing assistance, meeting with prospects, and coaching our staff on the range of real estate gift structures we should be discussing with our prospects.

Peter Kimball, Director of Gift Planning, Harvard University

There has never been a better time for charities to pursue real estate gifts.

Eric Menoyo, Director, Sudbury Valley Trustees and Partner, Palmer & Dodge LLP

Dennis provided expert leadership, negotiation and project management skills to our land trust’s effort to acquire an unusually complicated conservation restriction on a property with great environmental and historic significance.

Ruth Constantine, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Smith College

Dennis Bidwell combines an understanding of the legal, financial and operational complications of real estate with a sensitivity to the mission and organizational complexities of an institution like Smith College.

Jan S. Adams, Senior Vice President and Manager, Charitable Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors

Dennis does a wonderful job presenting the complexities of charitable real estate gift arrangements in a highly understandable and engaging way.

Al Griggs, A. L. Griggs Industries

Dennis Bidwell has been an enormous help to me and my siblings by clearly explaining the complex procedures and options for land management, conservation and family planning decisions we are considering for three properties that have been owned by our family for decades.

Ruben Orduña, Vice President for Development, The Boston Foundation

Because of his extensive real estate background, his understanding of how community foundations work, and his ability to work sensitively with donor prospects and their advisors, The Boston Foundation turned to Dennis Bidwell when we needed assistance in developing a major, and very complicated, potential real estate gift.

Richard Evans, Attorney

I recently brought Dennis in to help an aging client identify all his options regarding possible real estate gift structures. His depth of knowledge in this area was most helpful to my client and to me.