Gift Planning

Walter Broughton ’63:
A Man of Many (Planned) Gifts

Photo of Walter Broughton

Among members of the Willow Society, Walter Broughton ’63 stands out for the many ways he has chosen to support his alma mater. Walter makes qualified gifts from his IRA, he named Colgate a beneficiary of his retirement account, and he honored Colgate by establishing a charitable remainder trust from which he will enjoy income for life as well. In addition, he sponsors two students every summer through the Broughton Fellowship for Undergraduate Research and has funded tree plantings in honor of Professors Donald Berry and Warren Ramshaw. Walter appreciates the many educational opportunities he enjoyed at Colgate. When Walter was a student, well before Colgate established a summer research program, Professor Warren Ramshaw invited him to work on a survey research project. “It was one of many ways,” he recalls, “Warren chose to mentor me.”


The discussion herein is general in nature and may not apply to all individuals. Prospective donors are urged to consult their personal tax and financial advisors concerning the specific consequences of making gifts to Colgate. We would be pleased to discuss, in confidence, ways in which you may support Colgate. These measures may also have an impact on your estate planning.

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