A substantial bequest from industrialist and philanthropist William S. Dietrich II, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1960, will endow the University’s Economic Theory Center, which has been renamed in his honor.
Gift Planning Stories
Paul Sittenfeld ’69’s commitment to education inspires him to help others have the same experience. He and his wife, Betsy, created a Princeton charitable lead trust to further strengthen University bonds and assist their family.
Stephanie Blackburn Freeth ’97 and Tim Freeth ’95 met and married after graduating from Princeton when both were establishing their careers. Now a family of four, they have prudently created an estate plan.
Throughout its 131-year history, alumni and friends have supported the Princeton University Art Museum by bequeathing works of art, endowing curatorships, and establishing funds to advance the museum’s scholarly mission.
A generous bequest from J. Mahlon Buck ’46 will provide essential support to the Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club.
Peter Trent ’54 has more in common with today’s students than a penchant for orange and black. The scholarship he created allows him to extend a helping hand to an undergraduate each year -- just as one was extended to him.
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.
Oliver M. Langenberg ’35’s broad intellectual curiosity was evident in his enduring support of his alma mater.