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Princeton’s 1746 Society Creates Sustain-ability

SCRAP Lab Students with 1746 Society pennants
Pictured from left to right, front: Sustainability Project Specialist Gina Talt ’15; Reese Knopp ’23; Kiley Coates ’20; back: Wesley Wiggins ’21; Stanley Cho ’23; and Joe Kawalec ’21

Princeton’s 1746 Society, named for the year of the University’s founding, annually welcomes new members who have added Princeton to their estate plans — a decision that underscores their connection to the University and support of its mission of teaching, learning and research for future generations of students and faculty.

In 2019, Princeton welcomed 86 new members. The new members come from classes spanning 1951 to 2019, plus graduate alumni, parents and friends. The 1746 Society has more than 2,600 living members, including those who choose to remain anonymous.

Through bequest intentions, trusts or other long-range gifts, members are supporting the University’s future. In addition to creating a lasting charitable legacy, 1746 Society members receive benefits that include recognition in University publications; professional, personalized gift-planning services; and more.

Anyone who notifies Princeton that the University is named as the beneficiary of a gift through his or her estate, or through a planned gift made during his or her lifetime, is automatically enrolled in the society. If you are not a 1746 Society member and would like to know more, or have already named Princeton as a bequest or planned gift beneficiary and not informed us, please call the Office of Gift Planning or download and return this form.

If you already are a member, thank you! Your commitment helps sustain Princeton, now and in the future.

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This entry was posted on April 16, 2020 in SPRING 2020.


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