Robin Trozpek leads the Office of Advancement’s efforts to realize capital gifts to Pomona College. She and her colleagues inquire of donors about their lifelong interests and suggest programs at Pomona that align with those interests. They also seek to identify the types of giving that fit the donors’ financial planning, including expendable gifts for current needs, gifts to endowment, life-income agreements and legacy gifts through bequests. With an attitude of “may we help you plan?”, they seek to help donors maximize their ongoing relationship to the College.
Trozpek has more than 20 years of experience in Pomona’s fundraising efforts. She came to the College from practicing law in California in the areas of estate planning, business and tax, and is versed in the types of giving that contribute to capital giving.
As the long-time director of The Pomona Plan, Pomona’s planned giving program, which has set the standard nationally for life-income agreements for more than 70 years, Trozpek is an expert in explaining retirement planning, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. She works with Linda Mazur, now the director of The Pomona Plan, to realize such gifts to the College.