You can now make a significant gift to Annual Giving for your major reunion, while providing yourself and/or your beneficiaries an income stream.
“Like a lot of folks, you know your 50th is coming up and you look at your life and know you want to do something. Annual Giving Legacy was the simplest way to go.”
—Wayne Kubal ’70
Princeton University’s new Annual Giving Legacy Program enables alumni to obtain Annual Giving major reunion class credit for life income gifts at the requisite level, starting with the 50th reunion.
- Life income gifts allocated to major reunions beginning with the 50th are eligible for Annual Giving class reunion credit.
- Annual Giving Legacy gifts count for participation and gift credit only in the specified major reunion year. Donors are encouraged to continue their participation in Annual Giving in other years.
- To be eligible, the gift credit must be $100,000 or higher. Per the University’s gift crediting guidelines, the gift credit is derived by doubling the charitable value of the gift (charitable deduction amount) up to the face value of the gift. Adding multiple payment beneficiaries or younger beneficiaries will require a larger up-front contribution (face value) or require deferring the start of income payments in order to meet the gift credit minimum.
- Annual Giving Legacy gifts ultimately go to permanent endowment upon the death of the last beneficiary. Donors have the option of creating a named fund in recognition of their gift.
- Gifts may be made in advance of the reunion year and must be paid in full (gift credit minimum met) by June 30 of the reunion year in order to receive credit to the class’s reunion.
- Outside trusts may be eligible for credit. Donors should contact the Office of Gift Planning if they have already named, or are interested in naming, Princeton as an irrevocable beneficiary of an outside trust.
- Please contact the Office of Gift Planning for a custom proposal to see the many options available.
“I want to make a tangible statement of what Princeton has meant to me.”
—Bill Paternotte ’67 Read his story
Charitable Remainder Unitrust Rate
The current standard payout rate for Charitable Remainder Unitrusts (CRUT) is 5%.
Gift Annuity Rates
The American Council on Gift Annuities announced a rate decrease effective January 1, 2020. For more information on the new rates click here. For a customized estimate on a CGA, use our online gift calculator, or contact us.
Information provided for illustration purposes only. Donors must consult their financial advisor to understand the benefits of a life income gift in their situation.
Could an Annual Giving Legacy gift work for you? Please contact us.
Information for Estate Attorneys and Administrators
Our legal name is: Trustees of Princeton University
Our tax ID number is: 21-0634501
Our address and contact information for estates and trusts is:
Office of the General Counsel
New South Building, Fourth Floor
Princeton, NJ 08544
To cover the costs of investment management, program administration, tax preparation, and legal work, Princeton charges an annual fee in the range of 0.60% to 0.65%; these fees are not deducted from the beneficiary payments. The actual fee depends on the type of life income gift and the account value.