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.
The memories Douglas G. G. Levick III ’58 holds of Princeton are an accumulation of moments: riding his bicycle across campus on his way to and from school as a seventh and eighth grader, pausing sometimes to watch sports practices; spending afternoons in engineering labs and evenings in Firestone Library, where he commandeered a study carrel (supposedly for seniors only, but he learned how to jimmy the door of one, to open it with a spoon); reveling in hard fought victories in hockey and lacrosse (where he earned first team All-American honors two years).
Princeton’s Office of Gift Planning hosted a special event in October for financial planners, wealth managers, and trust and estate counsel, featuring presentations by Charles D. “Skip” Fox IV ’75, Jennifer Jordan McCall ’78, and James “Jay” Hughes Jr. ’64 on tax reform and relationship issues related to legacy planning.
Princeton will establish a technology and democracy program within the University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), a leading authority on issues related to artificial intelligence, internet privacy and security, big data, cryptocurrencies and the impact of digital technologies on society. The new program, made possible by a gift from an anonymous donor, will include a first-of-its-kind technology policy clinic that will enable technical specialists to provide nonpartisan studies and expertise on emerging technologies to federal, state and local policymakers so that elected officials can make better informed decisions on behalf of the public.
Princeton’s Office of Advancement has appointed two new executive directors. Sue Walsh, a longtime member of Princeton’s Annual Giving staff, is executive director of Annual Giving, and Heather Seagroatt, recently arrived from Dartmouth, is executive director of Leadership Gifts.
When Sabrina Sequeira ’21 decided to dedicate her summer to helping refugees, she didn't jet to a distant corner of the globe — she took the New Jersey Turnpike home.