History and Statistics

Since its first campaign in 1940-41, Annual Giving has raised more than $1.39 billion for Princeton, and 89.9 percent of undergraduate alumni have participated at some time. See giving histories by:

Below are the top undergraduate classes in terms of dollars raised and participation (as of 2017-18).

Cumulative Dollars

TOP 10 CLASSES

Class
Total Dollars
1963 $45,198,881
1958 $36,007,101
1967 $34,014,163
1952 $33,593,154
1970 $30,452,647
1987 $29,986,064
1983 $28,560,476
1976 $28,137,519
1965 $26,508,262
1986 $26,332,144

TOP 3 CLASSES BY DECADE

  Class Total Dollars Class Total Dollars Class Total Dollars
1930s 1939 $13,012,341 1936 $9,885,899 1934 $7,732,723
1940s 1942 $16,154,330 1941 $15,572,913 1944 $13,866,483
1950s 1958 $36,007,101 1952 $33,593,154 1957 $20,813,965
1960s 1963 $45,198,881 1967 $34,014,163 1965 $26,508,262
1970s 1970 $30,452,647 1976 $28,137,519 1979 $25,893,528
1980s 1987 $29,986,064 1983 $28,560,476 1986 $26,332,144
1990s 1993 $18,770,339 1992 $18,192,250 1991 $14,583,994
2000s 2001 $3,711,317 2002 $3,644,206 2000 $3,606,051
2010s 2010 $1,148,592 2014 $823,154 2013 $759,979

Cumulative Participation

TOP 10 CLASSES  (10 or more years out)

Class
%
2007 72.0%
1952 69.0%
2008 69.0%
1942 68.5%
1951 68.5%
2002 68.4%
1963 67.2%
1956 66.4%
1939 64.4%
1960 63.7%

TOP 3 CLASSES BY DECADE

  Class % Class % Class %
1930s 1939 64.4% 1935 61.3% 1931 60.0%
1940s 1942 68.5% 1943 63.3% 1940 62.6%
1950s 1952 69.0% 1951 68.5% 1956 66.4%
1960s 1963 67.2% 1960 63.7% 1967 62.6%
1970s 1972 58.8% 1970 56.8% 1971 50.2%
1980s 1983 59.3% 1986 57.3% 1988 57.3%
1990s 1998 59.0% 1999 57.9% 1996 56.5%
2000s 2007 72.0% 2008 69.0% 2002 68.4%
2010s 2010 75.7% 2012 72.6% 2013 71.2%