Family philanthropy was the focus of two recent gatherings organized by Princeton's 1746 Society in San Francisco and Palo Alto. James ("Jay") Hughes Jr. '64, author of Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family, spoke to Northern California alumni about how families and their advisers can preserve intellectual and financial assets across generations. Sarah E. Stein '97, president of Hall Capital Parners LLC, offered investment perspectives in San Francisco on March 4, and Victoria Paige Bailey '01, executive director and senior banker at J.P.
On Friday, February 19, at the traditional Annual Giving dinner prior to Alumni Day, more than 130 Annual Giving volunteers gathered at the mid-point of the 2015-16 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.
Roughly 800 alumni, parents, and friends gathered in San Francisco on February 9, 2016, to hear President Eisgruber describe his vision for the University.
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.
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.
Our photographs are stored in “the cloud” instead of shoeboxes. Many of us have several e-mail accounts. We may use bitcoin for online shopping. How can we keep these digital assets secure for ourselves and our heirs?
Alumni, faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and University administrators gathered in October to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, made possible by a gift from Robert H. Niehaus '77, and his wife, Kate Southworth Niehaus. The event featured remarks by Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Helen Milner, director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance; and Robert Niehaus.
Students, alumni, faculty, and University administrators gathered in October to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, made possible by a gift from Dennis J. Keller ’63 and Constance Templeton Keller. The day included panels on entrepreneurship and innovation led by Keller Center visiting professors Derek Lidow '73 and Christopher Kuenne '85, and a keynote address by entrepreneur and educator Tom Leighton ’78.
Alumni, faculty, and members of the University community gathered on September 16 to dedicate the Dietrich Center for Economic Theory, made possible by a bequest from William S. Dietrich II '60. The event, which featured a lecture by Matthew O. Jackson '84, William D. Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University, was attended by Cynthia Dietrich, Anne E. Dietrich Diemer, Michael Diemer, and Ed Grefenstette, director of the Dietrich Foundation.
On October 19, alumni, faculty, and members of the Princeton community gathered to dedicate the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics, made possible by a gift from Louis A. Simpson *60 P90. The event featured a lecture by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who was chair of Princeton's Department of Economics, as well as remarks by Janet M. Currie *88, chair of the economics department, and Richard Rogerson, director of the Simpson Center.