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Reunions Program on Wise Giving: Families and Philanthropy

June 9th, 2014 / Gift Planning

The choices you make about philanthropy can have a lasting effect on your best asset -- your family -- for generations. Panelists James (Jay) E. Hughes Jr. ’64, a retired attorney and author of the landmark Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family; Malcolm A. Moore ’59, a trusts and estates attorney; and Richard Rampell ’74, a CPA in estate and charitable gift planning, offer thoughtful guidelines and answer questions.

First group of Bridge Year students in 2009

A Year of Service, a Lifetime of Inspiration

May 29th, 2014 / Advancement

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.

A student dances in a performance class

An Art-full Arrangement: Artists Come to Campus to Create and Collaborate

May 13th, 2014 / Advancement

Percussionist Jason Treuting and graphic designer Danielle Aubert, inaugural Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, are spending two years on campus, teaching and collaborating with students and faculty. The fellowships, open to early-career artists in all disciplines, bring new artistic energy to campus while allowing students to learn from professionals.

Gift Planning luncheon 2014

Gift Planning Annual Luncheon 2014

May 6th, 2014 / Gift Planning

On May 1, 2014, Princeton's Office of Gift Planning recognized 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 its annual luncheon in Prospect House. The event featured remarks by President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and Carolyn Ainslie, vice president for finance and treasurer.

Dedication of Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Peretsman Scully Hall

April 30th, 2014 / Advancement

On April 25, 2014, a group of generous Princetonians and friends gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, home to the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics, the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, and the Scully Center for the Neuroscience of Mind and Behavior, and Peretsman Scully Hall, which houses the Department of Psychology.

There’s “Something Special” about Princeton: “Why I Give” by Y. S. Chi ’83

April 21st, 2014 / Advancement

Y. S. Chi ’83 says the more he gives to Princeton, the more he receives. If his volunteer record is any indication, the relationship has been extraordinarily fulfilling. Chi is a former University trustee and has worked on behalf of the Alumni Schools Committee, the Council of the Princeton University Community, Annual Giving, Career Services, the Princeton Varsity Club, Capital Giving, the East Asian Studies Advisory Council, the Bridge Year Committee, and more. He also has given generously in support of University priorities.

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