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How to Make a Gift

Legal and Tax Info

Our legal name is: Trustees of Princeton University

Our tax ID number (EIN) is: 21-0634501

Annual Giving and the Parents Fund

Undergraduate and graduate alumni, Princeton parents, and friends may make gifts online at princeton.edu/ag.

Online Gifts

  • One-Time Gift is charged to your credit card and is designated for the current campaign.
  • An Installment Gift is a specific gift amount that is charged monthly, in equal installments, to your credit card, with the total gift amount to be paid in full by June 30. The total gift amount paid by June 30 will be designated for the current campaign. (Minimum total gift amount is $25.)
  • Recurring Gift is a gift designated for this year’s campaign and renews for future campaigns. This gift is charged to your credit card in the interval you choose: monthly, quarterly, or annually.
Make Your AG Gift Online

 

Give by Phone

Call 800.258.5421 within the U.S. and Canada or 609.258.3373 internationally.
Outside business hours, you will get a recording prompting you to leave your information.

Give by Mail

Download and return this form with your gift

Annual Giving
P.O. Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357

Give by wire transfer

Gifts can be transferred via domestic or international wire transfer. Electronically transferred funds should be payable in U.S. dollars. Please notify our office in advance of your intent to wire funds. For more information, please contact:

Helen Hardy
Alumni and Donor Records
609.258.8283
hhardy@princeton.edu

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of securities either held by your bank or brokerage or held by you offer significant tax advantages for alumni, parents, and friends and are easy to make.

Our legal name is: Trustees of Princeton University
Our tax ID number is: 21-0634501

Securities Held by Your Bank or Broker

You or your broker/bank must notify Alumni and Donor Records via stock@princeton.edu or 609.258.0160 to be sure your gift is identified as yours.

Here are gift instructions to provide to your bank or broker:

I wish to make an irrevocable gift to Princeton University of "x" shares of "XYZ" Corporation. Please transfer the stock to Princeton University via DTC as follows:

UBS Financial
DTC#0221
Trustees of Princeton University
Account #PT-57000-LM
Attn: Robert J. Moses

Please notify Princeton University Alumni and Donor Records:

Denise Lezan
Alumni and Donor Records
Princeton University
PO Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357
Phone: 609.258.0160
Fax: 609.258.6773
stock@princeton.edu

Securities Held By You

If you hold a stock certificate, please send it to us with a stock power form. For safety and simplicity, you should send the certificate and stock power form separately.

1. Send your certificate(s) without any endorsement, assignment, or other notation to:

(by first class mail)
Office of Alumni and Donor Records
Princeton University
PO Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357

(via overnight carrier)
Office of Alumni and Donor Records
Princeton University
100 Overlook Center, Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540

Enclose a letter stating the purpose of your gift (i.e. Annual Giving, scholarship, or other gift type).

2. Download and print out a stock power form, one for each separate security, if applicable.

3. Sign the stock power exactly as your name appears on the certificate and leave the rest of the form blank.

4. Mail the signed stock power in a separate envelope, along with a copy of the letter that accompanied the certificate, to the address above.

Questions about donating stock gifts or mutual funds?

Please contact the Office of Alumni and Donor Records at 609.258.0160 or e-mail stock@princeton.edu.

Our legal name is: Trustees of Princeton University
Our tax ID number is: 21-0634501

Note: Your gift is valued on the day that the stock is received in a Princeton account. Gifts of securities that are held for more than one year may be deducted at the full market value.

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that will match contributions made to Princeton by their employees or their employees’ spouses.

If you do not see your company listed, you may contact your human resources department to learn whether your employer has a Matching Gift Program. When searching through your company's database of charitable organizations, please look for: The Trustees of Princeton University, Tax ID number: 21-0634501

Please send completed forms to:

Antoinette Pirrera
Princeton University
P.O. Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357

Questions about matching gift programs? Please contact Antoinette Pirrera at 609.258.8609 or e-mail mthgifts@princeton.edu.

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In Memoriam Giving

With In Memoriam giving, you pay tribute to a friend or loved one with a gift that bears the name of the person you wish to honor.

You may direct your support towards an Annual Giving class fund, a scholarship or fellowship, or another area of campus life.

To make a Memorial gift online, please indicate in the "Comments" section the name of the person you wish to honor.

All In Memoriam gifts made through Annual Giving are credited to the class of the deceased as part of that class's total. For more information on Annual Giving, please contact:

Beth Perrino
Associate Director, Annual Giving
609.258.8793
bperrino@princeton.edu

For more information on making a restricted Memorial gift, please contact:

Thomas Roddenbery
Associate Director, Fundraising Initiatives
609.258.6122
thomasr@princeton.edu

Make a Memorial Gift Online

Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA

Gifts from your Individual Retirement Account can be given to an eligible charitable organization, like Princeton.

Up to $100,000 of the gift is excluded from your gross income for tax purposes. These gifts also apply to your required minimum distribution.

How it works:

  1. You make a distribution directly from an IRA to Princeton by December 31.
  2. The distribution counts toward your required minimum distribution.

Are you eligible?

  • You are at least 70½ years of age
  • The distribution must otherwise be included in gross income
  • The distribution must otherwise be fully deductible as a charitable contribution.

Benefits:

  • Up to $100,000 is removed from your gross income for income tax purposes.*
  • The distribution counts toward your required minimum distribution.

Princeton University’s tax ID number is: 21-0634501. Please make checks payable to Princeton University and mail to the following address:
Alumni and Donor Records
P.O. Box 5357
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357

Could a charitable distribution from an IRA work for you?

Please contact us.

 

*Certain IRS limitations apply. The information presented is not intended as legal or financial advice. Please consult your own professional advisors to discuss your specific situation.

Gift Planning

To discuss bequests, trusts, and other forms of gift planning, including Annual Giving Legacy gifts, please contact:

Rochelle Makela-Goodman
Director, Gift Planning
609.258.6318
goodmanr@princeton.edu

Donor-Advised Funds

If you have already benefited from the immediate tax deductions offered by donor-advised funds (DAFs), you should know that Princeton University is an IRS-qualified public charity, and therefore eligible to receive contributions from your gift fund. Please follow the instructions provided by your fund regarding minimum contribution, the process for recommending grants, etc.

Princeton University’s tax ID number is: 21-0634501. Please make checks payable to Princeton University and mail to the following address:

Alumni and Donor Records
P.O. Box 5357
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357

What is a Donor-Advised Fund?

donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity that allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants from the fund to public charities of their choice over time.

How Does it Work?

  1. Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  2. Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
  3. Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.

Capital or Endowment Gifts

To discuss making capital and endowment gifts to Princeton, please contact 609.258.8972. 

More information on the University's policies on accepting gifts is available on the Office of Finance and Treasury website.

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