At this festive time of year, the heart of Princeton beats strong. See how Firestone Library is a vibrant hub of activity, fostering opportunities of inspiration, exploration, and contemplation.
How Much Can I Spend in Retirement?
Wade D. Pfau, PhD *03, Professor of Retirement Planning, The American College
For those of us wishing to retire one day, we are increasingly responsible for figuring out how to save during our working years and converting these savings into sustainable income for an ever-lengthening number of retirement years. The nature of risk changes in retirement, as the lifestyles of retirees become more vulnerable to the impacts of market volatility, unknown longevity, and spending shocks. Retirees have one opportunity to build a successful plan. It is not an easy task, but it is manageable. It this webinar we consider retirement risks and how to approach building a plan to meet the financial goals of retirement while managing these risks.
The Annual Giving Legacy Program: Generosity Pays!
Gifts made in the form of a gift annuity or charitable trust—gifts that make payments to the donor or other beneficiaries for life or a term—can now be credited to reunion giving campaigns starting at the 50th. Learn about the tax considerations and ways donors use these giving structures to diversify their retirement income, avoid or reduce capital gains tax, and move assets out of their estate.
Every year, Princeton alumni from every decade, along with friends of the University, come together through Annual Giving to strengthen and expand Princeton’s mission of excellence, including the University’s commitment to service to humanity.
On Saturday, June 1, nationally recognized experts Jennifer Jordan McCall '78, T. Randolph "Randy" Harris '72, and Victoria Baum Bjorklund '73 shared their thoughts on how to preserve your assets for your family and charities by avoiding bad choices and unscrupulous individuals in relationships, investments, and businesses.
Olga Troyanskaya is a professor of computer science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. “I’m a computer scientist who has an experimental wet-lab,” said Troyanskaya, who came to Princeton in 2003 after earning her Ph.D. at Stanford University. “This is very unusual—and at Princeton it’s completely natural.”
Sophomore Tyler Eddy always dreamed of becoming a scientist, but that plan was nearly derailed when he dropped out of college. He was working full-time at an auto-parts store when he enlisted in the Marines with the intention of returning to school. He became an airframe helicopter mechanic and rose to a rank of corporal, while simultaneously taking community college classes.
The bonfire brought together students, alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate all that is Princeton. Please consider making your gift to the 2018-19 Annual Giving campaign before the end of the calendar year and keep the orange spirit glowing.
Each year, Princeton alumni, parents, and friends make a commitment through Annual Giving to support and expand Princeton's mission of excellence in teaching and research. A new video series, "Walking Together," demonstrates the impact of that commitment to give back to the University. The first video in the series highlights the work of Professor of Sociology Matthew Desmond, principal investigator of The Eviction Lab at Princeton, whose groundbreaking work is changing the national conversation about housing insecurity.