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James R. Posner *70: Shared Priorities, Mutual Benefits

February 13th, 2014 / Gift Planning

When Harvard alumnus Jim Posner was choosing a graduate school, he decided on Princeton because “Princeton was flexible, welcoming, and encouraged individual goals.” It is the same flexibility and attention to individual circumstances that Posner found in Princeton’s Office of Gift Planning when he sought a way to show his “great appreciation” to the University.

Five Questions with Professor Sanjeev Kulkarni: Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Society

January 20th, 2014 / Development Com...

Professor of Electrical Engineering Sanjeev Kulkarni, director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, has been on Princeton’s faculty since 1991. He received the University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2007 and has earned seven Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Undergraduate Engineering Council. Kulkarni served as master of Butler College from 2004 until 2012. He was recently named dean of Princeton's Graduate School, effective March 31, 2014.

Scholarships Help Students Soar

January 15th, 2014 / Development Com...

An unusual letter arrived on campus recently from the mother of a freshman: “I need to give back in some way,” wrote Kuntal Parikh, whose son, Agastya, receives scholarship support. “I do not have financial resources to contribute, but am more than willing to do anything else…absolutely anything, from filling envelopes to filing to making calls to making endless cups of Indian chai lattes or dinners or anything else that you can think of.”  

Alumnus Peter B. Lewis leaves outstanding legacy at Princeton University

November 25th, 2013 / Daniel Day

Peter B. Lewis, a Princeton alumnus and former trustee who built Progressive Corp. into one of the largest automobile insurance companies in the United States and who donated generously to the University and other causes, died at his home in Coconut Grove, Fla., of an apparent heart attack Saturday, Nov. 23.

IRAs: A Smart and Simple Way to Leave a Legacy at Princeton

November 13th, 2013 / Gift Planning

Having an IRA has long been touted as a smart retirement strategy. But while IRAs provide tax benefits during their owners’ lifetimes, they can become a tax liability when they are passed on as an inheritance. The solution? Use the funds to make a charitable gift. That’s what Mark Krosse ’72 is doing for Princeton.

Building a Better World: “Why I Give” by Shelby M.C. Davis ’58

November 13th, 2013 / Development Com...

Shelby M.C. Davis '58 and his wife, Gale, founded the Davis United World College Scholars Program in 2000 at Princeton and four other pilot institutions. The program now awards scholarships to students who graduate from a United World College school and then attend one of 76 designated U.S. colleges or universities.

Undergraduates observe a small wind-solar hybrid system on the roof of the Engineering Quadrangle.

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment: Seeking a Sustainable Future

October 24th, 2013 / Development Com...

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is working to transform the ways we generate and use electricity and fuels around the world. The center combines Princeton’s strengths in materials science, environmental science, policy, and engineering—and adds a measure of entrepreneurial creativity—to develop practical technologies and affordable products that can provide renewable energy and mitigate damage to the environment.

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