Athletics and Other Friends Groups

Athletics Friends Groups

The Athletics Friends Groups at Princeton University support a wide range of needs and opportunities within each of the 37 varsity athletics teams -- from out-of-region travel and foreign trips to on-campus recruit hosting; from equipment and technology needs to alumni gatherings and team banquets. Alumni volunteers work diligently to secure the philanthropic and volunteer support that enables coaches to recruit and develop some of the finest scholar-athletes in the world, and to provide those young men and women with the best possible experience. There are currently 17 Athletics Friends Groups; annual gifts to a group can be used immediately by the team it supports.  

Athletics Friends Group events and programs (such as fundraising dinners, alumni days, on-the-road gatherings, mentoring, and networking nights) offer invaluable opportunities to support the Princeton Athletics community.

Campus Recreation Sport Clubs also have Athletics Friends Groups. To learn more about the Sport Clubs at Princeton, please visit:

To make a gift to Princeton Athletics and Club Sports, visit

For more information on Athletics Friends Groups, please e-mail

The Friends of Princeton Baseball/Softball The Friends of Princeton Tennis
The Friends of Princeton Basketball The Friends of Princeton Track & Field
The Friends of Princeton Fencing The Friends of Princeton Volleyball
The Friends of Princeton Field Hockey The Friends of Princeton Water Polo
The Friends of Princeton Golf The Friends of Princeton Wrestling
The Friends of Princeton Lacrosse Princeton Football Association
The Friends of Princeton Soccer Princeton University Hockey Association
The Friends of Princeton Squash Princeton University Rowing Association
The Friends of Princeton Swimming & Diving

Princeton Varsity Club

The Princeton Varsity Club (PVC) implements and supports programs that provide Princeton varsity student-athletes with opportunities to achieve, to serve and to lead, thereby contributing to “Education Through Athletics.” All gifts to the PVC are fully tax-deductible and benefit nearly 1,000 varsity student-athletes across 37 varsity athletic programs. The PVC supports the notion that athletics are an integral part of the educational mission of the University and that Princeton Athletics should aspire to be a model for collegiate athletics both in the Ivy League and in the NCAA at large. 

To make a gift to the Princeton Varsity Club, visit

Please note that gifts to the PVC do not support club sports.

Other Friends Groups

Friends of the Princeton University Library
Founded in 1930, the library friends group has played a vital role in helping to maintain a world-class scholarly university library by supporting acquisitions and operations. The Office of Development works closely with the Friends of the Princeton University Library on gifts to the library’s collections.

To make a gift to the Friends of the Princeton University Library, visit

Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum
The Art Museum Friends group provides vital support for the museum’s many activities, and the museum expresses its appreciation by providing friends its quarterly magazine, advance notice of lectures and other programs, and other benefits.

To find out more about making a gift to the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum, visit

Friends of the Chapel
Friends of the Chapel help provide operating funds for the University Chapel, which brings the campus community together at Opening Exercises, Baccalaureate Services, and annual memorial services. Worship services of various campus ministries and events for the University community and alumni are also held regularly in the chapel.

Center for Jewish Life
The Center for Jewish Life/Hillel at Princeton is a place for students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to take part in the rich tapestry of Jewish life at Princeton through arts and cultural activities, social justice and service programs, religious life and learning, travel opportunities to Israel and other areas around the world, social events, student groups, and more.

Friends of Outdoor Action
Friends of Outdoor Action provides support for Princeton’s oldest and largest pre-orientation program. Gifts help to fund the leader training program, community service programs, and trip scholarships.

Friends of the Davis International Center
Members of the Friends of the Davis International Center serve as volunteers for language and cultural programs geared toward Princeton’s international community. The friends group also provides financial support for the center’s programs and events.

Friends of the Princeton University Orchestra
The Friends of the Princeton University Orchestra support the operations of the orchestra, now over 100 years old, whose members come from the Princeton undergraduate and graduate student communities.

Friends of Princeton University Players
Founded in 1996, Friends of Princeton University Players (PUP) supports student productions and creates a network for those who shared in the fun and hard work of bringing musicals to the Princeton campus. PUP is an entirely student-run organization, it allows students the opportunity to take part in all aspects of production, including direction, design, theatre management, and performing.

Friends of Tiger Band
The Princeton University Band is a dedicated crew of musicians who provide entertainment, cheer, and Princeton spirit throughout the year, from the first football game to the finale of the P-rade. Financial support from the Friends of Tiger Band helps make this possible, and also funds new instruments, new uniforms, and trips to athletic competitions.

Friends of Triangle
Every year, the creativity of 50 talented undergraduates combines with the coaching of established professionals to produce a brand new Broadway-style musical-comedy -- Princeton’s famous Triangle Show. In Princeton and on an annual national tour, the friends are the backers who make possible the continuing tradition of Triangle originality and excellence.

Friends of Theatre Intime
The Friends of Theatre Intime focus alumni interest and support on helping to maintain the unique educational challenge Intime has presented to generations of Princeton students—the management of every aspect of an artistic institution.