Giving and Receiving:
William B. Singer ’52
Bill Singer ’52 is proud to be a Bentley alumnus, noting that “Bentley is where it all started for me, and I have always been grateful for what I learned there.” After Bentley, Bill served in the Marines and continued his education on the GI Bill, earning a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. After positions at Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Ernst, he joined Ingalls Associates as chief financial officer, retiring after 22 years.
Bill and his wife Evelyn enjoy time with family and friends in Massachusetts and Florida and supporting organizations important to them, including Bentley. When a windfall situation provided an opportunity to do something special, they looked at planned giving options. The package of benefits from a gift annuity — an attractive rate, a charitable deduction, and a tax-free return of part of their payments — made the decision an easy one.
“I have been very satisfied with our gift annuity," Bill says. “We get a good return, which gives us the flexibility to provide some extra help to our family or to continue to give back to Bentley through gifts to the Annual Fund. It’s nice to know, too, that the income is guaranteed for our lifetimes. I would tell anyone who is thinking about a charitable gift to Bentley to consider a gift annuity. It’s a heck of a deal.”