History and Statistics

Since its first campaign in 1940-41, Annual Giving has raised more than $1.24 billion for Princeton. See giving histories by:

Below are the top undergraduate classes in terms of dollars raised and participation (as of 2015-16).

Cumulative Dollars

TOP 10 CLASSES

Class
Total Dollars
1963 $41,018,188
1958 $31,936,573
1952 $31,308,230
1970 $29,805,528
1976 $27,348,207
1965 $25,871,195
1986 $24,925,179
1979 $24,782,176
1964 $23,235,617
1983 $22,980,310

TOP 3 CLASSES BY DECADE

  Class Total Dollars Class Total Dollars Class Total Dollars
1930s 1939 $12,681,988 1936 $9,885,899 1934 $7,732,723
1940s 1942 $15,576,051 1941 $15,358,470 1944 $13,523,576
1950s 1958 $31,936,573 1952 $31,308,230 1957 $20,115,475
1960s 1963 $41,018,188 1965 $25,871,195 1964 $23,235,617
1970s 1970 $29,805,528 1976 $27,348,207 1979 $24,782,176
1980s 1986 $24,925,179 1983 $22,980,310 1980 $20,521,709
1990s 1991 $13,694,861 1990 $13,077,734 1995 $6,828,610
2000s 2001 $3,114,390 2000 $3,061,913 2002 $2,461,699
2010s 2010 $905,457 2011 $574,011 2014 $536,210

Cumulative Participation

TOP 10 CLASSES  (10 or more years out)

Class
%
1939 73.0%
1952 69.0%
1940 68.8%
2002 68.8%
1942 68.5%
1951 68.5%
1963 67.1%
1943 67.1%
1956 66.5%
1934 64.9%

TOP 3 CLASSES BY DECADE

  Class % Class % Class %
1930s 1939 73.0% 1934 64.9% 1936 61.8%
1940s 1940 68.8% 1942 68.5% 1943 67.1%
1950s 1952 69.0% 1951 68.5% 1956 66.5%
1960s 1963 67.1% 1960 63.6% 1964 62.4%
1970s 1972 58.6% 1970 57.2% 1971 50.3%
1980s 1983 59.5% 1986 57.6% 1988 57.2%
1990s 1999 61.8% 1998 58.7% 1996 56.7%
2000s 2008 70.5% 2007 70.3% 2002 68.8%
2010s 2010 79.9% 2012 79.5% 2013 72.9%