Robert D’Acquisto’s estate plan provides for Princeton, with funds earmarked for initiatives that promote college success. “These programs exemplify how I want to give back,” D’Acquisto says of his decision to join the 1746 Society by including Princeton in his will. “Princeton has evolved and my view of my early experiences at Princeton has evolved. I don’t have biological children, but I want to do something for the next generation.”
Princeton is addressing student health and wellbeing from multiple directions, in the curriculum and beyond. Last semester, the University launched TigerWell, a collaborative, cross-campus health, wellbeing, and resilience initiative that coordinates existing resources with creative new approaches. The catalyst for action was a well-timed gift from the Elcan Family Fund for Wellness Innovation, a game changer that will enable the University to provide students with more accessible and more responsive services over the next five years.
A gift from Michael Novogratz of the Class of 1987 and Sukey Cáceres Novogratz of the Class of 1989 has endowed Princeton’s Bridge Year program, which allows a group of incoming freshmen to spend their first two semesters as Princetonians engaged in community service abroad.
Norman Augustine ’57 *59 and his wife, Meg, still marvel at the power of inspiring teachers in their lives. It was the impetus behind their recent gift to Princeton of three endowed professorships in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The bonfire brought together students, alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate all that is Princeton. Please consider making your gift to the 2018-19 Annual Giving campaign before the end of the calendar year and keep the orange spirit glowing.
Alexandra Day, the vice president for public affairs at The Juilliard School in New York City, has been named Princeton's deputy vice president for alumni engagement in the Office of Advancement, effective January 31.
Ronald O. Perelman and Debra G. Perelman announced that the Perelman Family Foundation is making the lead gift to establish a new residential college at Princeton University. The construction of Perelman College will advance one of Princeton’s highest strategic priorities — the expansion of the undergraduate population by around 10 percent.
Princeton alumni, parents, friends, and fans united on Nov. 27 to set new records during the University’s fifth annual Tiger Athletics Give Day (TAGD). In just 24 hours, more than 8,600 donors contributed a total of $2.7 million.
On Nov. 3, more than 140 young alumni volunteers returned to Princeton for Annual Giving (AG) BootCamp, where recent grads (from the classes of 2009 to 2018) call, text, and Snapchat their classmates to ask them to make a gift to Annual Giving. The one-day event helps alumni hone their volunteer peer-to-peer fundraising skills and gives them an opportunity to give back to the University.
Louise “Weezie” Sams, a member of the Princeton Class of 1979 and a charter trustee of the University, has been elected as the next chair of the Princeton University Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2019. She will succeed Kathryn Hall, who will complete her second four-year term as Board chair next June.