Suzanna Sanchez, a performer since her early teenage years, was active with the Princeton University Players, performing, among other roles, Anita in West Side Story and Sally Bowles in Cabaret. When she wasn’t onstage, the Atlanta, Georgia, native was studying for her major, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and pursuing certificates in finance and in engineering and management.
Princeton University’s 2014-15 Annual Giving campaign raised $61,490,178—the highest total in Annual Giving history—with 60.3 percent of undergraduate alumni participating.
Tom Dippel finds that classmates share “a strong commitment to giving back to the University, and particular support for Princeton’s financial aid policy. That’s what drives our efforts for Annual Giving.” And, he admits, there is a spirit of friendly competition with other classes that inspires AG solicitation. He is hoping to “break all records for attendance and for AG in 2018 when we have our 25th Reunion.”
Let’s start with a love story, one that has benefited Princeton. An English major at Princeton, Bill Charrier was also active in Theatre Intime. Soprano Anne Stovall was then a student at nearby Westminster Choir College, and the two met in a Theatre Intime production of Little Mary Sunshine―she in the title role, he providing tech support. He later became the group’s producer and business manager. Bill and Anne Stovall Charrier later founded the Friends of Theatre Intime, which Bill now serves as board chair.
“All graduates owe it to Princeton to help maintain the academic excellence that has distinguished our university for the past 250-plus years,” says Henry Barkhorn. “Volunteering for Princeton is something we can all do.” Currently a leadership gifts volunteer, he has served as class president, class treasurer, and critical few chair. He has also been a member of the special gifts committee, as well as a member of the Alumni Council’s Class Affairs Committee.
On Friday, February 20, at the traditional Annual Giving dinner prior to Alumni Day, more than 120 Annual Giving volunteers gathered at the mid-point of the 2014-15 campaign. During the evening, Annual Giving Chair Louise S. Sams ’79 presented several distinguished achievement awards to the leaders of last year's Annual Giving campaign.
Bruce Campbell came to Princeton from Riverside Poly High School in Riverside, California. The move to the opposite coast was “a little rocky at first,” he recalls, but he soon found his intellectual home in the Woodrow Wilson School.
Each winter since 2010, we’ve been asking alumni, parents, and friends to share their photos that best say, “This Is Princeton.” Here’s a look at some of our favorites from the past five years. We hope you enjoy these great Tiger memories!
“I am forever grateful for the opportunities I received at Princeton,” says Chip Newton, who came to the University from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. “I became a responsible adult in those four years. I learned how to think. What to think was up to me.” He treasures connections with friends from undergraduate days as well as those he has met as an Annual Giving volunteer. “Princeton is a relationship that may start when you are 18, but it is one that never ends,” he says.