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.
Office of Development
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.
When Dimitris Ntaras ’21 was in high school in Greece, he built a model filter to combat the threat of tainted drinking water. After a summer of research at Emory's School of Public Health, he's closer to delivering an affordable product that can aid at-risk populations around the globe.
Sara Judge, whose career has spanned executive and consulting roles in education, fundraising, finance and U.S.-China relations, will join the advancement leadership team at Princeton University as deputy vice president for development. Her appointment is effective April 3.
In a unique effort to combine the expertise of university scientists and conservation organizations, Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation has pledged $1.25 million to establish the Science-to-Action Fund at Princeton University. The fund will support environmental research that advances scientific understanding and practical, on-the-ground solutions in order to ensure the sustainable and rational use of freshwater for all.
Tim McGowan, who comes to Princeton University from Columbia University with more than 25 years of experience on Madison Avenue, has been named assistant vice president for strategic donor engagement in Princeton's Office of Development. His appointment is effective Jan. 18.
Alison Sommers-Sayre, an 11-year member of the Princeton University Office of Development staff, has been promoted to assistant vice president for information strategy and operations. Her appointment was effective July 1.
Kevin Heaney, who has worked in fundraising leadership positions for nearly 20 years, has been named deputy vice president for development at Princeton University. His appointment is effective March 9.
Rochelle Makela-Goodman, a fundraising professional with 19 years of development experience, has joined the Princeton University Office of Development as director of gift planning.