Annual Giving

The Parents Fund

Parents Continue the Tradition of Giving

The Parents Fund is Princeton's annual fundraising effort from the parents of current Princeton students and alumni. For more than sixty years, Princeton parents have helped sustain and enhance the Princeton experience.

The Parents Fund, as part of Annual Giving, helps support the distinctive qualities that set Princeton apart from other colleges and universities. Independent work, Freshman Seminars, library and computing resources, a world-class faculty, and the comprehensive financial aid policy are just a few ways that Annual Giving makes a difference at Princeton.

Parents Make a Difference

Annual Giving plays a crucial role in the University's renowned financial aid program. Currently, about 60 percent of Princeton's undergraduate student body receives financial aid. This year, the annual cost for tuition, room, board, and fees is $63,690 per student. Because the true cost of a Princeton education is about twice this figure, students who pay full tuition cover less than half the cost of their education. Unrestricted gifts to the Parents Fund go directly into the operating budget and will continue to help fill that gap. See the Impact of Annual Giving.

Support the Parents Fund

Gifts to the Parents Fund can be made online, by phone, or by mail. Princeton also welcomes gifts of stock or securities or through matching gift programs.

Volunteer for the Parents Committee

Parents Committee volunteers are vital to Annual Giving’s yearly effort by helping to encourage fellow Princeton parents to join in supporting the University through time and philanthropy. They also participate in on-campus and regional events, as well as share their experiences as Princeton parents.

For more information on getting more involved with the Princeton Parents Fund, please contact Linda Knights '77 P14 at 609.258.5638 or

Parents Fund