A settlement agreement has been reached to end the six-year-old lawsuit brought against Princeton University by the Family of Marie Robertson, who donated a large sum of money to the University in 1961. The settlement gives Princeton full control of the endowment associated with the Robertson Foundation and allows Princeton to continue to use the endowment to support the graduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Under the terms of the agreement, the Robertson Foundation will be dissolved and its assets will be transferred to the University to create an endowed fund that will be controlled solely by the University, providing support similar as that which has been provided for the past 47 years. The Foundation will reimburse the Banbury Fund (the Robertsons’ family foundation) for $40 million of legal fees, and also will provide $50 million, paid with interest over seven years, to a new charitable foundation designated by the Robertson family that will support the preparation of students for government service. The settlement seems to have satisfied both parties. The value of the Robertson gift has been significantly increased over time, from $35 million to many hundreds of millions of dollars. The Robertson lawsuit was filed in July 2002 by members of the Robertson family who sought to seize control of the Robertson Foundation’s funds and redirect them to purposes that they believed their ancestors intended and that they believe were not being followed by Princeton.