History and Statistics

Since its first campaign in 1940-41, Annual Giving has raised more than $1.32 billion for Princeton. See giving histories by:

Below are the top undergraduate classes in terms of dollars raised and participation (as of 2016-17).

Cumulative Dollars

TOP 10 CLASSES

Class
Total Dollars
1963 $41,698,818
1967 $33,563,673
1952 $33,103,612
1958 $32,781,366
1970 $30,126,688
1987 $29,364,277
1976 $27,722,041
1965 $26,171,313
1986 $25,653,869
1979 $25,334,850

TOP 3 CLASSES BY DECADE

  Class Total Dollars Class Total Dollars Class Total Dollars
1930s 1939 $12,833,370 1936 $9,885,899 1934 $7,732,723
1940s 1942 $15,819,900 1941 $15,457,506 1944 $13,693,076
1950s 1952 $33,103,612 1958 $32,781,366 1957 $20,670,633
1960s 1963 $41,698,818 1967 $33,563,673 1965 $26,171,313
1970s 1970 $30,126,688 1976 $27,722,041 1979 $25,334,850
1980s 1987 $29,364,277 1986 $25,653,869 1982 $23,984,226
1990s 1992 $17,336,450 1991 $14,142,379 1990 $13,516,712
2000s 2001 $3,403,980 2002 $3,388,701 2000 $3,334,724
2010s 2010 $1,026,027 2014 $693,348 2011 $653,740

Cumulative Participation

TOP 10 CLASSES  (10 or more years out)

Class
%
2007 72.8%
1952 69.0%
1940 68.8%
2002 68.8%
1942 68.5%
1951 68.5%
2004 67.8%
1963 67.2%
1939 64.4%
1960 63.7%

TOP 3 CLASSES BY DECADE

  Class % Class % Class %
1930s 1939 64.4% 1935 61.4% 1931 60.0%
1940s 1942 68.5% 1943 63.3% 1940 62.6%
1950s 1952 69.0% 1951 68.5% 1956 66.4%
1960s 1963 67.2% 1960 63.7% 1967 62.6%
1970s 1972 58.7% 1970 57.0% 1971 50.3%
1980s 1983 59.3% 1986 57.5% 1988 57.3%
1990s 1998 58.7% 1999 58.1% 1996 56.5%
2000s 2007 72.8% 2008 69.4% 2002 68.8%
2010s 2010 77.6% 2012 76.1% 2013 71.2%