A new video series, "Walking Together," demonstrates the impact of Annual Giving to the University. The second video in the series features Princeton's expanded orientation program, which makes it possible for all entering students to participate in a variety of small group experiences.
Each year, Princeton alumni, parents, and friends make a commitment through Annual Giving to support and expand Princeton's mission of excellence in teaching and research. A new video series, "Walking Together," demonstrates the impact of that commitment to give back to the University. The first video in the series highlights the work of Professor of Sociology Matthew Desmond, principal investigator of The Eviction Lab at Princeton, whose groundbreaking work is changing the national conversation about housing insecurity.
Using a wide array of creative filmmaking styles, students who entered the “What’s Your Unforgettable Princeton?” short video contest shared their most memorable experiences in 90 seconds or less.
As his 50th Reunion approached, Bill Paternotte ’67 thought, “I want to make a tangible statement of what Princeton has meant to me.” But how? When he learned a life income gift to Princeton would also be counted as a contribution to Annual Giving through a new program, thereby adding to his class’s legacy, he found his answer.
Timothy M. Kingston ’87, chairman of Goldman Chile, has been named chair of Princeton University’s Annual Giving Committee.
Princeton University’s 2016-17 Annual Giving campaign raised $74,912,035, with 56.8 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. This historic achievement—Princeton’s first-ever Annual Giving campaign in excess of $70 million—represents strong performances across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents, and friends.
Chance Fletcher ’18, from Oologah, Oklahoma, is a citizen of the Cherokee nation. He took a “Great American College Road Trip” with his grandmother; when they reached Princeton, he knew he’d found his destination. As a sophomore, he hiked 900 miles of the Trail of Tears, then focused his junior independent research project on the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their ancestral lands. His journeys have taken him far from home, but closer to understanding his roots—and his dreams for the future.
Sarah Santucci ’17 was raised in the rich farmland of the Mississippi Delta. Her concentration in molecular biology at Princeton comes naturally; she’s always been interested in what can grow in soil and water. After getting involved with the Princeton Garden Project her interests began to shift from the tenacity of orchid species to the community benefits of growing organic food. From sustenance to sustainability, Sarah is planting ideas that will lead to healthier lives.
As we celebrate the magic of Princeton this March, we conjured up a few treasured Tiger moments. We hope they will inspire you to share your Princeton memories in our #PrincetonMagic photo gallery! Post your photos to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram* with a caption and be sure to add #PrincetonMagic or #AGTigers.
On Friday, February 24, at the traditional Annual Giving dinner prior to Alumni Day, more than 145 Annual Giving volunteers gathered at the mid-point of the 2016-17 campaign. During the evening, Annual Giving Chair Louise S. Sams ’79 presented several distinguished achievement awards to the leaders of last year's Annual Giving campaign.