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.
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.
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.
In his 47 years as a leader with Annual Giving, Bill Hardt '63 has never failed to answer the call. “The core of the program is the ethos that this isn’t the institution reaching out to the flock as much as it is alumni coming together to say, ‘We want to see Princeton continue to prosper and we’re going to put our shoulder to the wheel to make this happen,’” Hardt says.
William M. Hardt, Princeton’s assistant vice president for Annual Giving and longtime leader of the most successful Annual Giving program in the country, will retire in the fall of 2018 after 47 years at the University.
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.
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."