A growing number of Princeton faculty, students, and alumni are forging new paths, from developing software that facilitates the design and management of pharmaceutical trials to increasing access to solar power. Their successes demonstrate that embracing an entrepreneurial mindset can be the catalyst for turning fundamental research and creative ideas into products and services with social and economic impact.
An update on IRA gifts for donors and their advisors to consider as they make charitable gift plans for the remainder of 2015.
Princeton Athletics held its second “Tiger Athletics Give Day”, a 24-hour online giving competition, on Dec. 1 – with the theme of “Show Your Stripes” - and the final totals reveal a nearly 50% jump in total dollars raised from the first one.
In the spirit of the season, we invite you to view a special Princeton video, which we hope will evoke for you the experiences and associations that span generations and strengthen our connections to Princeton and to each other.
Princeton’s scientists are conducting research with real-world impact, pursuing solutions that can improve human health, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, safeguard the environment, and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.
On November 21, John Streicker '64 shared dinner and conversation with Princeton undergraduates who had interned and conducted research around the world this summer as the University's first cohort of Streicker Fellows. The Streicker International Fellows Fund was established through a generous gift by Mr. Streicker and his family to provide students with the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture.
Matthew Kritz dreamed of coming to Princeton. He worked hard, got accepted, but worried that the expense might derail his dream. The University’s generous scholarship donors eliminated that concern. He is among the roughly 60 percent of undergraduates who are Princetonians thanks to financial aid, which is funded primarily by scholarship gifts.
China—home to the largest population and second largest economy in the world—is the only superpower that is still in the process of being defined both domestically and internationally. The scope and speed of its transformation from an isolated, largely agrarian nation to one of great economic and political power is unprecedented in human history.
Three months into his freshman year at Princeton, Charles Allen ’45 was in his dorm room, enjoying a radio broadcast of a football game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Suddenly it was interrupted by a news report: The Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. Stunned, he realized his life was about to change.
In early November, Annual Giving volunteers from the classes of 2005 through 2015 gathered for a one-day "boot camp" to call, text, tweet, or Face Time their classmates asking them to make an unrestricted gift to the University. Over the course of the day, 127 volunteers contacted over 5,000 alumni and raised a total of 1,352 gifts toward the 2015-16 Annual Giving campaign.