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.
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.
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.
In a new video, Princeton students from around the world express thanks to the thousands of members of the Princeton community who helped them continue their education through difficult times.
You have until June 30 to lock-in a higher charitable gift annuity rate. The American Council on Gift Annuities, the national organization that sets gift annuity rates, has announced payout rates will decrease .3 to .5 percent as of July 1, 2020. Charitable gift annuities are easy to set up and provide a guaranteed fixed payment to you (and your spouse/beneficiary) for life — regardless of market conditions.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — known as the CARES Act — was signed into law March 27, 2020. It directs aid to individuals, states, hospitals, and businesses, and includes several provisions that directly impact charitable giving. Here’s a quick update:
On Feb. 26, a panel of alumni experts spoke to the Princeton community in New York City on how issues of global mobility affect marital rights and citizenship, inheritance, trusts and taxation, and charitable giving. The event was hosted by Ellen Kratzer ’84, and presented by the Office of Gift Planning.
Cynthia Paul, a Princeton softball student-athlete from the Class of 1994, and her husband, Scott Levy, have made a gift that will help build a new softball stadium on the Lake Campus, the planned University development on the south side of Lake Carnegie. The new facility will be the first Princeton athletic field to be named by an alumna.
At this festive time of year, the heart of Princeton beats strong. See how Firestone Library is a vibrant hub of activity, fostering opportunities of inspiration, exploration, and contemplation.