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
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.
The gifts made to Princeton through Annual Giving go directly into the University’s operating budget, to be used where they are needed most. Here are a few examples of the areas where gifts to Annual Giving have provided essential support to teaching and learning.
Shani Moore Weatherby ’02 considers the financial aid she received as an undergraduate both a “badge of honor” and the motivation behind her efforts to support Princeton, particularly its commitment to need-blind admission and a diverse campus community. “I can now give back,” she says, “because someone gave to me.”
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.