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Gift Establishes the Thomas M. Siebel History of Science Professorship

February 25th, 2015 / Development Com...

A $4 million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas M. Siebel has created the Thomas M. Siebel Professorship in the History of Science. “This generous gift from Tom Siebel will significantly advance our efforts to interpret the development of scientific ideas and to understand their historical importance,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber.

Annual Giving Recognizes Volunteer Service

February 24th, 2015 / Annual Giving

On Friday, February 20, at the traditional Annual Giving dinner prior to Alumni Day, more than 120 Annual Giving volunteers gathered at the mid-point of the 2014-15 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.

Scheide Donates Rare Books Library to Princeton

February 13th, 2015 / Development Com...

Musician, musicologist, bibliophile, and philanthropist William H. Scheide, a 1936 Princeton University alumnus who died in November at age 100, has left his extraordinary collection of some 2,500 rare printed books and manuscripts to Princeton University. With an expected appraised value of nearly $300 million, it is the largest gift in the University’s history.

Head Coaching Position for Men’s Squash Named for Bob Callahan ’77

November 18th, 2014 / Development Com...

The head coaching position for Princeton’s men’s squash team will be named for Bob Callahan ’77, who was inducted into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame in 2012 for his contributions to the game as a Princeton player and as the University’s men’s squash coach for 32 years.

Princeton’s Annual Giving Campaign Sets New Record with $58.7 Million

July 8th, 2014 / Annual Giving

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.

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