Two proposals by Princeton students have been awarded $10,000 each by the Davis Projects for Peace, which is giving more than $1 million for international endeavors in summer 2010.
Many planned gifts established years ago for purposes close to their donors’ hearts are now supporting some of the six priorities of the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, Aspire: A Plan for Princeton.
At Alumni Day 2010, Annual Giving Chair R. Kelly Doherty ’81 presented distinguished achievement awards to the leaders of last year's AG campaign.
Connect: A Black Alumni Leadership Initiative is a newly launched enterprise led by alumni to increase and enhance the involvement of self-identified black alumni in the life of the University as leaders, volunteers, and donors.
The James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professorships were established in memory of James S. McDonnell ’21 H60 by gifts from the James S. McDonnell Foundation, of which his sons, James S. McDonnell III ’58 and John F. McDonnell ’60 *62, are board members.
When Charles H. Smyth came to Princeton to teach geology in 1905, he brought his two sons with him: Charlie and Harry. Both boys grew up to attend Princeton and follow in their father’s footsteps as Princeton faculty members and both are now commemorated with endowed chairs: the Charles Phelps Smyth ’16 *17 Professorship in Chemistry and the Henry De Wolf Smyth Professorship.
Among many Princetonians serving in the current administration in Washington, D.C., are three professors who hold endowed chairs and have been granted leave for government service: Alan B. Krueger, Cecilia E. Rouse, and Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80.
The success of the University's comprehensive fundraising campaign, Aspire: A Plan for Princeton, in securing a strong future for Princeton depended on the full involvement of all its alumni.
A new alumni-led enterprise will involve black graduates more deeply in the life of Princeton University as leaders, volunteers and donors.