In 1963, when Fernando Aenlle-Rocha was not quite two years old, his family left everything in Cuba and sailed to America. He became the first in his family to attend college. “Princeton transformed my life,” he said. “It began the process of opening my eyes to opportunities and the rest of the world.”
When Janet Morrison Clarke heard in 1969 that Princeton was going coed, she thought, “I might be able to get in.” Despite her guidance counselor's misgivings, Clarke applied and was admitted. It turned out to be a pivotal decision. “From the moment I set foot on campus, where I knew no one, it felt like a family,” she said.
An update on IRA gifts for donors and their advisors to consider as they make charitable gift plans for the remainder of 2014.
You can support Princeton through your estate in several ways, including through IRAs and retirement plans. Learn more about how to maximize your gifts.
Chas Dibble ’74 named the University as the beneficiary of his retirement plan, leaving a legacy for the next generation of students.
Princeton had such an impact on K-T Overbey ’89 that in her late twenties she named the University as a beneficiary in her will.
Hear words of wisdom from three alumni experts in this podcast of the 2014 Gift Planning program held during Reunions.
Shani Moore Weatherby ’02 considers the financial aid she received as an undergraduate both a “badge of honor” and the motivation behind her efforts to support Princeton, particularly its commitment to need-blind admission and a diverse campus community. “I can now give back,” she says, “because someone gave to me.”
The choices you make about philanthropy can have a lasting effect on your best asset -- your family -- for generations. Panelists James (Jay) E. Hughes Jr. ’64, a retired attorney and author of the landmark Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family; Malcolm A. Moore ’59, a trusts and estates attorney; and Richard Rampell ’74, a CPA in estate and charitable gift planning, offer thoughtful guidelines and answer questions.