Before Charlie Baker ’17 takes the stage as the host of Princeton’s monthly late-night talk show, he frantically runs through his lines, herds the theater’s previous audience out so his crew can set up, and fixes malfunctioning equipment. And he worries. But as the lights come up, he trots onstage to greet his audience, leaving the nerves and chaos behind.
Chance Fletcher ’18, from Oologah, Oklahoma, is a citizen of the Cherokee nation. He took a “Great American College Road Trip” with his grandmother; when they reached Princeton, he knew he’d found his destination. As a sophomore, he hiked 900 miles of the Trail of Tears, then focused his junior independent research project on the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their ancestral lands. His journeys have taken him far from home, but closer to understanding his roots—and his dreams for the future.
Princeton a capella group, the Roaring 20, serenaded members of the 1746 Society -- alumni, spouses, widows, parents, and friends who have included Princeton in their estate plans or made life income gifts -- at the Office of Gift Planning's annual luncheon, held in Prospect House on April 27, 2017.
Sarah Santucci ’17 was raised in the rich farmland of the Mississippi Delta. Her concentration in molecular biology at Princeton comes naturally; she’s always been interested in what can grow in soil and water. After getting involved with the Princeton Garden Project her interests began to shift from the tenacity of orchid species to the community benefits of growing organic food. From sustenance to sustainability, Sarah is planting ideas that will lead to healthier lives.
Charles Gillispie, Princeton’s Dayton-Stockton Professor of History Emeritus, epitomized the qualities associated with an ideal professor: rigorous scholarship and a devotion to students.
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. He was in the hospital for a week. When it became clear that he would get better, he used the time in bed to reevaluate his priorities. He thought about his future and how he could have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Because Princeton made an impact on their lives, W. Hodding Carter III ’57 and Carol Obertubbesing ’73 have committed to supporting Princeton now and in the future.
Love of literature inspired a $1 million bequest from Ira Dorian ’37 and his wife, Lillian, to Firestone Library. Words mattered to them—for Ira, as a Cranford, New Jersey, lawyer and civil servant, and for Lillian, as a writer of humorous verse.
When you make a planned gift to Princeton, your generosity has an impact far beyond your lifetime. Your gift supports generations of students whose lives will be forever changed by their Princeton experience.