Princeton University Class of 1955

1746 Society

Giving Back

   Princetonians of every generation are united through the tradition of giving back. The reasons are as diverse as they are. Many who received financial aid as undergraduates are eager to provide the same kind of assistance to current and future students. 
   Some want to provide young men and women with an education equal to the extraordinary one they experienced. Others have a keen interest in a particular area of study and want to support students and faculty members in that discipline. A number want to keep fellow alumni engaged with Old Nassau and to help the University recruit new generations of Princetonians. Still others want to provide new buildings and facilities to ensure that the University has the physical resources it needs to stay on the leading edge of teaching and learning. 

   The 1746 Society is Princeton’s program for honoring and thanking those who have arranged a planned gift or bequest to the University. The Office of Planned Giving has enabled many alumni to Give Back using one of these popular formats:


  • Charitable Remainder Trust
    Lifetime payments to donor may grow over time; future support to Princeton Programs.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    Lifetime payments to donor at fixed rate (currently 6.8%); future support to Princeton programs.
  • Charitable Lead Trust
    Current support to Princeton Programs; future gifts to heirs with gift/ estate tax savings.
  • Bequest to Princeton in your will
    Estate tax savings; future support to Princeton programs.     

   If you couldn't make it to our Reunions program, "Your Online Legacy: Estate Planning in the Digital Age," or would like to listen to the experts' advice again, check out this video or listen to the podcast onlineWe hope you enjoy the video and will share it with family and friends. Learn more about including Princeton as a beneficiary of your will, retirement, or life insurance plan -- plus the benefits of membership in the 1746 Society -- on our website.


   Rochelle Makela-Goodman
   Director of Gift Planning 

    R. Gordon Douglas '55 gave Princeton a house in Connecticut
 near where he lives with his wife, Sheila Mahoney. "When I did
 the math," he said, "this came out well for me. It ensured income 
for us, as well as allowing us to make a substantial gift to Princeton
 -- a classic win-win situation."

     They are active members of his class, which he served as

 president from its 50th to 55th reunion, and Douglas loyally contributes
 to  Annual Giving. "I give to Princeton because it stands for quality,"
 he said. "I know that when I make a contribution it will be well
 managed and support what I believe in." Though his trust is not 
yet allocated, Douglas says it will be directed toward some aspect of health


                                                         CLASS OF 1955 1746 SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP 

                                                                                                               November 2016
Willi S. Ames
James F. Babcock
Roger L. Barron
Gayle Y. Barron S55
Peter S. Birk
Markley H. Boyer
James M. Brachman
William P. Burks
Roger L. Campbell
Robert H. Collier
Frank T. Crews, Jr.
A. Blair Crownover
John W. Cruikshank, III
Robert V. S. Davis, Jr.*
Milton J. Deitch
George C. Denniston
R. Gordon Douglas, Jr.
Allen E. Everett*
Marylee Everett S55* 
Lewis F. Fargo
John P. Fenlon *
Mrs. B. M. Fitzsimmons P55 * 
Raymond F. Fitzsimmons *
 Raymond C. Freeman, Jr.
David H. Fulmer
Richard O. Funsch
A. Reynolds Gordon  
William P. Graham, III *
Patrick M. Growney*  
John D. Hamilton, Jr.
Peter P. Hawryluk J.
Marshall Hemphill

John Henn*  
Richard L. Herbruck*  
Ronald J. Hess
        Mable I. Hill S55        
Robert L. Hill
Albert P. Hinkley Jr
William M.Hopkins Jr*

 Peter Jefferys
Jerome A. Johnson
Kendall K. Kane *
Gay K. Kane W55
Herbert J. Kaufmann
H. Felix Kloman, II
Jeremiah D. Lambert
Myron S. Lee
Margaret S. Lee S55
Peter B. Lewis*  
John T. Maltsberger*  
Hella S. M. McVay S55
Scott McVay
Peter T. Milano
William W. Mills Jr.   
Roger V. Moseley 
Caroline R. Moseley S55*  
Frank F. Mountcastle, Jr.
Bob M. Olson
Arthur E. Pew, III 
Mrs. Gene M. Phillips W55  
Donald C. Pote
Lawrence M. Puck
Donald C. Pulcipher *  
Michael D. Robbins*
John P. Roos
Gerald H. Rosen  
Robert J. Ruben
Barry Schenk  
Marc D. Schwartz 
Richard H. Strickler
Jeffrey W. Traenkle
Charles A. Warder
Henry Wendt
Robert H. Wier
Nelson H. Wild
Alan M. Willemsen
Richard H. Willis
Paul M. Wythes *
Anonymous (5)

   * Deceased

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