A Celebration of Princeton: A Given Place
Presented by Ron Brown ’72, Author of “A History of Charitable Gift Planning”
Princeton has been shaped by magnificent bequests and planned gifts, from the Scheide Library and the Graduate College campus to founding bequests in the 1700s. This richly illustrated webinar features Princeton heroes such as George Washington and James Madison, gifts of important manuscripts, paintings, and objects, and the fruits of endowed funds.
Ron Brown is the author of “A History of Charitable Gift Planning” and many articles. He served as director of planned giving at Princeton (1996-2010). Ron was a board member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York, chair of the Research Committee for the American Council on Gift Annuities, and is a member of Princeton’s Planned Giving Advisory Committee. Ron graduated from Princeton with the Class of 1972 and received an MA from the University of Chicago, where he studied the history of ideas and edited the newsletter of the Oriental Institute. A retired Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for writing and research while serving with the U.S. Naval Historical Center. He has two children and two grandchildren, and lives in Manhattan.