Recent News and Features
Princeton University’s 2013–14 Annual Giving campaign raised $58,748,900—the highest total in Annual Giving history—with 61.4 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for their strength and breadth across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents, and friends.
Before moving into a Princeton dormitory, Brian Reilly ’14 lived with a family in a stucco house in Peru, eating two potato-fueled meals a day, mastering Spanish, and conducting surveys about the efficacy of a clean stove project as part of the University’s Bridge Year Program. The varsity lacrosse player has since studied French and Portuguese in preparation for a post-graduation return to the developing world.
Princeton’s Reunions are legendary: thousands of alumni converging on campus in a festival that brings together old friends, oceans of orange and black, high energy, and treasured memories. What makes Princetonians return, year after year?
Recent People and Priorities
Hal Saunders has always been proud to wear orange and black. Princeton gave him, he says, “my intellectual awakening and my basic approach to life. I am deeply appreciative of everything the University offered me.” At Princeton he majored in English, and earned a certificate in the Program in American Civilization (now American Studies).
In 1984, Bob Peck ’88 was the valedictorian of his high school class, poised to become the first person in his family to attend college. The son of a butcher who had recently passed away, he planned to apply to schools only in his home state of Texas. A visit from Alumni Schools Committee member Theodore McAlister ’52 introduced him to other possibilities.
At Princeton, Adam Mastroianni ’14 explored every angle of his interests, from the witty to the wise. He pursued his passion of writing and performing comedy for fun, as well as conducted academic research on humor with an eminent social psychologist. Along the way, he earned numerous awards—including a Rhodes Scholarship—made lots of people laugh, and helped other students adjust to college.
Forever Princeton: The 1746 Society Luncheon
Members of Princeton's 1746 Society and a member of the Class of 2014 reflect on the importance of giving a planned gift -- and what it means to always be a part of Princeton -- at the society's May luncheon event.
You can become a member of the 1746 Society by giving a gift to Princeton that provides lifetime income to you or a family member, or by giving through your will, retirement plan, bank account, insurance plan, or securities. For more information, please contact the Office of Gift Planning.