Remembrance is important to Herb Hobler '44. It led him to create two charitable remainder unitrusts at the University. “I want my name remembered at Princeton, which I strongly support with a belief and faith carried on by an annual gift,” he said.
More than 118 years after arriving on campus, the Class of 1898 continues to give back to Princeton. Although no member of the class has marched in the Reunions P-rade for decades, trusts and bequests created by these far-sighted Princetonians have contributed $750,000 to this year’s Annual Giving campaign.
Donors who are age 70½ or older can make gifts to Princeton and other charities directly from their IRAs without including the IRA withdrawal in their taxable income.
Oliver M. Langenberg ’35’s broad intellectual curiosity was evident in his enduring support of his alma mater.
This glittering image of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, rendered by artist Vik Muniz in the diamonds she loved, is now hanging in the Princeton University Art Museum, thanks to a bequest from C. Bagley Wright Jr. ’46.
Although Massachusetts is home base for William H. Godson III ’51, he has spent much of his life seeing the world far beyond New England’s borders. His wanderlust began when he was very young, and his father, an officer in the U.S. Navy, took his family to spend summers in Turkey.
When Aspire ended on June 30, trusts, annuities, and bequests had helped support its key priorities.
Planned gifts to Princeton can provide you or your family with lifetime payments, offer tax benefits, and help you achieve your financial goals. Gifts made before June 30—like those created by Dr. Jerome W. Canter ’52 and James C. Gerber ’82—also will count toward the Aspire fundraising campaign.
The fondness prominent international relations scholar Brooks Emeny ’24 had for Princeton has extended long past his lifetime, eventually resulting in a substantial bequest to benefit future generations of students in his field.