Charitable remainder unitrusts (CRUTs) can be excellent sources of income in retirement for donors or their friends and families.
As a direct descendant of patriot Patrick Henry, Margaret Penick Nuttle P63 had a deep interest in honoring the memory of her American Revolution-era ancestor who is best known for his 1775 speech that ended with the phrase, “Give me liberty, or give me death.”
Real estate is a valuable asset, and if you have more than you need—an unused second home, an investment property, a house too big now that the kids are grown—making a gift of that real estate can be advantageous for both you and Princeton.
In 1953 Hugh L. Adams set up a trust for his son, Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35, that included a bequest to his son’s alma mater. When Adams ’35 died in October 2009 and the bequest was realized, Princeton received a 40 percent income interest in a $40 million perpetual trust.
The late Frederick H. Schultz ’51 established a charitable trust more than 25 years ago. It was a reliable source of income for him, and when he died in 2009 the payments passed to his wife, Nancy R. Schultz.
When the Very Rev. Margaret P. Patterson P94 P98 P98 established a charitable remainder trust in 2000, she designated her gift for the creation of the Patterson Family Endowed Student Aid Fund, in honor of her children—Elizabeth Patterson ’94 (whose husband is classmate R. Adrian Clarke), Harriet A. Patterson ’98, and J. Dwight Patterson Jr. ’98.
Both the Schultz and Patterson families have found that charitable trusts created with Princeton have performed well through ups and downs of the market.
The Eisenhart name may be familiar to those who approach campus by the Graduate College and pass through the Luther P. Eisenhart Gateway on Springdale Road. Read about a century of Princeton connections for the Eisenhart family.
Gifts made possible by the trusts and estates of friends and alumni provided $104 million during the Anniversary Campaign for Princeton and touched every area of campus life.