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Tom Barron

Tom Barron ’74: Rewriting the Future of Our Planet

November 16th, 2020 / Advancement

For author Tom Barron ’74, a lifelong conservationist, protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity begins with telling better stories.  He and his wife, Currie, have made a gift to Princeton to establish the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund, based in and overseen by the High Meadows Environmental Institute.

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The CARES Act: What You Need to Know

November 13th, 2020 / Gift Planning

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, which was signed into law in March of 2020, provided more than $2 trillion in relief across the U.S. economy, including businesses, health care, nonprofits, and individual citizens. The CARES Act, combined with other recent legislation, presents special and advantageous opportunities for charitable giving. While it is currently unclear whether any of the CARES Act benefits will be extended, most experts believe these benefits will sunset on December 31, 2020.

‘I Give Because’: Annual Giving moves #ForwardTogether to keep Princeton thriving

October 13th, 2020 / Annual Giving

The Annual Giving campaign, “Forward Together,” celebrates the individual reasons alumni give and recognizes the collective impact of giving. Through Annual Giving, alumni, parents and friends commit to realizing a transformational educational experience across generations. 

Jim Barlow '91, Head Coach, Men's Soccer

Princeton Athletics Receives Anonymous Gift to Endow the Men's Soccer Head Coach Position

October 12th, 2020 / Princeton Athletics

Princeton Athletics is pleased to announce the endowment of the head men’s soccer coaching position. The gift was made by an anonymous donor in honor of the leadership of Jim Barlow ’91, the program’s men’s head coach for the last quarter century, and in support of both the men’s and women’s soccer programs.

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Major gift from Mellody Hobson ’91 names new residential college

October 8th, 2020 / Advancement

Mellody Hobson ’91 and the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation have made the lead gift to establish a new residential college at Princeton University. Hobson College will be the first residential college at Princeton named for a Black woman and will be built on the site of First College, formerly known as Wilson College.

Alumni Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano Make Princeton History with Major Gift that Will Name Two Dormitories

September 16th, 2020 / Advancement

Kwanza Jones ’93 and José E. Feliciano ’94 have made a $20 million contribution to Princeton that is the largest gift to date by Black and Latino donors. Their gift highlights the promise of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for the larger University community and will support undergraduate expansion with the construction of two adjoining dormitories in one of the two new residential colleges.

Chris Olofson ’92

State of the Art Leadership: Chris Olofson ’92 frames new role as chair of Alumni Giving Committee

September 15th, 2020 / Annual Giving

For Chris Olofson ’92, a liberal arts education at Princeton University helped open the doors to opportunities he never could have imagined when he was growing up in suburban Kansas City, Missouri. It’s the reason he wants to preserve and expand those opportunities for the next generation of Princeton students, and why he leapt at the opportunity to become the new chair of the Annual Giving Committee.

Head coach of women's lacrosse Chris Sailor

Princeton Athletics Receives Anonymous Gift to Endow the Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Position

August 26th, 2020 / Princeton Athletics

Princeton Athletics has received a generous gift from an anonymous alumnae donor to establish the “Princeton Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Endowment.” The gift is the first women’s head coach endowment at Princeton University. It celebrates the long tradition of excellence of Princeton’s women’s lacrosse and was made in recognition of the leadership of current women’s lacrosse head coach Chris Sailer.

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