Gifts from undergraduate and graduate alumni, parents, and friends are vital to sustaining Princeton’s historic mission and keeping the University at the forefront of higher education.
Lee Gift Strengthens Teaching, Research, and Access to Education at Princeton
A gift from University Trustee Anthony H. P. Lee and his wife Sharon will strengthen Princeton’s mission of teaching and research by endowing a professorship in math, funding education and training related to high-speed computing, and creating a new scholarship.
Honoring the Past While Helping to Shape the Future
To honor his parents, Peter Yu ’83 and his wife, Sandra Mancini, have established a global seminar fund that will send undergraduates to China. The Drs. Charles C. and Marie S. Yu P83 Global Seminar Fund will allow generations of Princeton undergraduates to deepen their understanding of contemporary Chinese society. Led by Princeton faculty members, global seminars in China will include lectures, language classes, and excursions to sites relevant to the course.
Watch Out, Stephen Colbert—Here Comes Charlie Baker ’17
Charlie Baker ’17, host of Princeton’s monthly late-night talk show All-Nighter with Charlie Baker, studied drama at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts in New York City, but knew he needed to get into a college with generous financial aid. When his Princeton financial aid package arrived, he thought, “Oh my gosh, this is actually going to happen!” A recipient of the Barry S. Freidberg ’62 Scholarship, Baker says, “Being able to come to Princeton and not worry about money is the biggest gift of my life.”
Assembly Required: Teaching Tech with DIY Computers
It was the summer after his junior year, and Mark Pavlyukovskyy ’13 found himself in a hospital bed in Paris, recovering from a mysterious illness that he had contracted while teaching children in a remote village in Ghana. “That whole experience made me realize that I wanted to help people in a scaled way, not just individually,” said Pavlyukovskyy.