Gifts

Connecting Service, Academics: Gift Establishes John C. Bogle ’51 Fellows in Civic Service Program

February 26th, 2016 / Advancement

A gift from investor John C. Bogle Jr. and his wife, Lynn Bogle, has established a program that encourages Princeton University students to design and engage in service or civic-engagement-related summer internships and projects and connect those experiences to their academic work and career interests.

Dietrich Dedication

Dedication of the Dietrich Center for Economic Theory

November 5th, 2015 / Advancement

Alumni, faculty, and members of the University community gathered on September 16 to dedicate the Dietrich Center for Economic Theory, made possible by a bequest from William S. Dietrich II '60. The event, which featured a lecture by Matthew O. Jackson '84, William D. Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University, was attended by Cynthia Dietrich, Anne E. Dietrich Diemer, Michael Diemer, and Ed Grefenstette, director of the Dietrich Foundation.

Simpson Center Dedication

Dedication of the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics

November 5th, 2015 / Advancement

On October 19, alumni, faculty, and members of the Princeton community gathered to dedicate the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics, made possible by a gift from Louis A. Simpson *60 P90. The event featured a lecture by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who was chair of Princeton's Department of Economics, as well as remarks by Janet M. Currie *88, chair of the economics department, and Richard Rogerson, director of the Simpson Center.

Gift Establishes William H. Janeway Fund to Deepen Connections Between the Study of Finance and Other Fields of Economics

August 11th, 2015 / Advancement

A $5.6 million gift from investor William H. Janeway ’65 has established a fund that will support collaborative teaching and research in finance and other fields of economics at Princeton University.

Birkelund Gift Funds New Certificate Program in History and Diplomacy; Kotkin and Mullen to Co-direct

August 5th, 2015 / Advancement

A $5 million gift from investment executive John P. Birkelund ’52 has established the Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy at Princeton University. The new undergraduate certificate program, available to students beginning in the 2015–16 academic year, will provide preparation for careers in governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that preserve stability and improve lives around the world.

Lawrence Otis Graham ’83: A Lifelong Love of Firestone

June 30th, 2015 / Advancement

As an ambitious 17-year-old college freshman, Lawrence Otis Graham ’83 set his sights on getting published. He tried pitching two magazines a story on surviving the college admissions interview; both turned him down. Intent on his goal, he headed to Firestone Library to consult nonfiction books on educational issues written for young people.

Gift Establishes Kahneman and Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy at Princeton

April 30th, 2015 / Advancement

A $10 million gift will create the Daniel Kahneman and Anne Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy at Princeton, enabling the University to strengthen its leading role in this emerging field and improve the development of effective policymaking.

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