Princeton’s Margin of Excellence
Gifts to Annual Giving allow Princeton to provide extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery; to extend the financial aid program to every student who needs it; and to help meet emerging needs and challenges. These unrestricted funds give Princeton the flexibility to undertake critical new initiatives such as developing the neuroscience program and attracting world-renowned faculty before a permanent endowment for the program is fully in place.
Since 1940, Annual Giving has been a vital source of institutional momentum for Princeton, and the primary way for all alumni, parents, and friends to help sustain the special features that set Princeton apart. The success of Annual Giving reflects the spirit of shared experience and mutual encouragement, as each generation of Princetonians preserves the legacy of opportunity it received, strengthens it, and passes it on.