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 the year since its formal launch at the University’s “Coming Back and Moving Forward” conference last October, the Connect initiative has made tremendous strides toward meeting its goals of raising $4 million and increasing participation by black alumni to 60% during the Aspire campaign.
Both the Schultz and Patterson families have found that charitable trusts created with Princeton have performed well through ups and downs of the market.
Henry R. Martin ’48, who spent more than 50 years creating drawings for The New Yorker and other magazines, has donated nearly 700 original drawings and a selection of humorous books he wrote and/or illustrated to the University Library.
The 2009-10 Annual Giving campaign raised $48,582,819 -- the third highest total in its history -- with 60.8 percent of undergraduate alumni participating.
The University has begun construction on the new home of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology. Funding for the new facility, which features state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, has come from a group of dedicated alumni.
Leonid Kruglyak ’87, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been named the first William R. Harman ’63 and Mary-Love Harman Professor of Genomics.
With strong ties to Princeton for generations, the Forbes family has made many generous gifts to the University, from works of art to professorships. Distinguished faculty in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs hold two professorships endowed by family members and the Forbes Foundation.
Many planned gifts established years ago for purposes close to their donors’ hearts are now supporting some of the six priorities of the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, Aspire: A Plan for Princeton.