When Dimitris Ntaras ’21 was in high school in Greece, he built a model filter to combat the threat of tainted drinking water. After a summer of research at Emory's School of Public Health, he's closer to delivering an affordable product that can aid at-risk populations around the globe.
In his 47 years as a leader with Annual Giving, Bill Hardt '63 has never failed to answer the call. “The core of the program is the ethos that this isn’t the institution reaching out to the flock as much as it is alumni coming together to say, ‘We want to see Princeton continue to prosper and we’re going to put our shoulder to the wheel to make this happen,’” Hardt says.
William M. Hardt, Princeton’s assistant vice president for Annual Giving and longtime leader of the most successful Annual Giving program in the country, will retire in the fall of 2018 after 47 years at the University.
Like any savvy basketball player, Victoria Baum Bjorklund ’73 knows when to pivot, when to rebound, when to charge forward. As one of the pioneers of Princeton coeducation, she used those skills when negotiating campus culture and throughout her professional career.
Emily Cheng ’21 spent her summer in Boston, teaching math and science to children from low-income families. Inspired by a best-selling novel, she wrapped knowledge in fun and found that kindness is essentially a chain reaction.
The University community welcomed the tenth cohort of Bridge Year volunteers -- incoming students who have deferred their freshman year 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.
Cliff Brangwynne’s research has provided a foundation for an entire new field of study and uncovered promising clues for potential treatments for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
Douglas Chin '83 is a prime example of how a Princeton education can be a "rocket booster for students seeking socioeconomic mobility"—in his case, almost literally. The flight-obsessed son of Chinese immigrants, Chin became an aerospace engineer who helped propel—and protect—generations of NASA astronauts.
See how the collective effort and spirit of alumni, parents, and friends supports everything that makes Princeton extraordinary, including an exceptional faculty, unsurpassed financial aid program, and the wide range of educational and extracurricular opportunities that enrich the student experience.
Princeton University’s 2017-18 Annual Giving campaign raised $69,554,597 — the second highest total in Annual Giving history — with 55.7 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for their strength across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents, and friends.