Tigers from every generation rallied on Dec. 3 as Princeton conducted its sixth annual Tiger Athletics Give Day (TAGD), a Giving Tuesday challenge dedicated to supporting Princeton’s 37 varsity teams and their mission to “achieve, serve, and lead.”
Sam Fendler '21 came to Princeton University as a transfer student after five years of service as a United States Marine. Now, as president of the Princeton Student Veterans group, he's paving the way for the next class of military veterans.
Every year, Princeton alumni from every decade, along with friends of the University, come together through Annual Giving to strengthen and expand Princeton’s mission of excellence, including the University’s commitment to service to humanity.
Novogratz Bridge Year Program volunteers — the University’s 11th cohort — have deferred their first year on campus to engage in public service projects abroad. Princeton faculty, staff, alumni benefactors, and former Bridge Year participants wished these new Princetonians well as they prepared to embark on their journeys.
More than four decades after Sonia Sotomayor '76 blazed a trail through Princeton, José Figueroa '81, C. Kim Goodwin '81, and a group of alumni have partnered to create the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund to assist first-generation college students who have demonstrated a commitment to service.
A group of Princeton University alumni has established the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund, in honor of Sonia Sotomayor ’76, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to Princeton students from first-generation backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to service.
Sophomore Tyler Eddy always dreamed of becoming a scientist, but that plan was nearly derailed when he dropped out of college. He was working full-time at an auto-parts store when he enlisted in the Marines with the intention of returning to school. He became an airframe helicopter mechanic and rose to a rank of corporal, while simultaneously taking community college classes.
Princeton is addressing student health and wellbeing from multiple directions, in the curriculum and beyond. Last semester, the University launched TigerWell, a collaborative, cross-campus health, wellbeing, and resilience initiative that coordinates existing resources with creative new approaches. The catalyst for action was a well-timed gift from the Elcan Family Fund for Wellness Innovation, a game changer that will enable the University to provide students with more accessible and more responsive services over the next five years.
A gift from Michael Novogratz of the Class of 1987 and Sukey Cáceres Novogratz of the Class of 1989 has endowed Princeton’s Bridge Year program, which allows a group of incoming freshmen to spend their first two semesters as Princetonians engaged in community service abroad.