Colonel Henry Rutgers Society
In the early nineteenth century, Colonel Henry Rutgers gave Queen’s College a $5,000 bond and a bell. The interest on that bond kept the struggling school open; and in a show of gratitude, the college was renamed for Rutgers. Although the bond is no longer part of the current endowment portfolio, the bell still resides in the cupola above Old Queens—the oldest building in Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
The Colonel Henry Rutgers Society was formed to recognize those thoughtful graduates and friends who make a planned gift that Rutgers will receive in the future. You can become a member by doing one or more of the following:
- Make a bequest in your will to Rutgers
- Name Rutgers as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan
- Make a gift to Rutgers that pays you income for life
- Establish a charitable trust to benefit Rutgers
- Make a gift of a residence to Rutgers while retaining the right to live there
As a member of the Colonel Henry Rutgers Society, you will be proud to know that your gift will help sustain Rutgers’ future. You will also receive invitations to special events and seminars each year, a certificate signed by the president of the foundation, and an official CHRS lapel pin. Contact us to learn more.
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