Douglas Chin '83 is a prime example of how a Princeton education can be a "rocket booster for students seeking socioeconomic mobility"—in his case, almost literally. The flight-obsessed son of Chinese immigrants, Chin became an aerospace engineer who helped propel—and protect—generations of NASA astronauts.
See how the collective effort and spirit of alumni, parents, and friends supports everything that makes Princeton extraordinary, including an exceptional faculty, unsurpassed financial aid program, and the wide range of educational and extracurricular opportunities that enrich the student experience.
Princeton University’s 2017-18 Annual Giving campaign raised $69,554,597 — the second highest total in Annual Giving history — with 55.7 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for their strength across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents, and friends.
From the Class of 1937 through the Class of 2018, nearly 26,000 members of the Princeton family came together for the annual celebration of our connections with each other and with Princeton. Even though the P-rade had to be halted in progress because of a lightning storm, this did not dampen the spirit and enthusiasm of Tiger attendees.
December 2017 brought the most significant overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986, with profound impact on individuals, trusts, estates, and businesses-at least until 2025 when key provisions may expire. Princeton’s Office of Gift Planning hosted a breakfast for 1746 Society members at Reunions that featured a panel of Princetonian experts discussing recent changes in taxes and what they mean for individuals, trusts, and estates.
Princeton’s Office of Gift Planning hosted a breakfast for 1746 Society members at Reunions that featured a panel of Princetonian experts—Charles D. “Skip” Fox IV ’75, Jennifer Jordan McCall ’78, Howard “Scott” McCue III ’68, and moderator Richard Rampell ’74—discussing recent changes in taxes and what they mean for individuals, trusts, and estates.
Each year, Princeton alumni, parents, and friends make a commitment through Annual Giving to support and expand Princeton's mission of excellence in teaching and research. See how alumni support is crucial to student financial aid in this short video, part of the new video series "Walking Together."
When Princeton University senior Alana Reynolds arrived in Mozambique last June to conduct fieldwork for her thesis, she realized that she had to see elephants differently if she wanted to help protect them. She had traveled to the southeast African country with support from the Becky Colvin Memorial Award presented annually by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
The third annual Princeton Research Day took place on May 10, 2018, at Frist Campus Center. Nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral and other researchers presented their research and creative work, through 10-minute talks, 90-second pitches, poster presentations, and performances.