The AlumniCorps NJ Area Committee is hosting a free gathering on February 2 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. The event will be held at the residence of an area committee member in the Rec Room (5th Floor) in Building Atlantic, 31 River Court, Jersey City, NJ 07310. This is just minutes from the Newport PATH Station. Wine, cheese, crudites and finger food will be served. Attendees will hear from Kef Kasdin ’85, President of AlumniCorps.
- Learn about the new strategic vision for AlumniCorps
- Share your expertise as mentors for social entrepreneur opportunities
- Network with Project 55 alumni and AlumniCorps supporters, including current Project 55 fellows and alumni; Emerging Leaders; ARC Innovators; Princeton alumni; and AlumniCorps friends;
- Meet the 2016-17 New Jersey Project 55 Fellows!
We’ll be joined by our current NJ PP55 Fellows (pictured below):
- Sahana Jayaraman, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
- Kelsey Kane-Ritsch, D&R Greenway Land Trust
- Aliisa Lee, International Schools Services
- Maya Wahrman, Princeton University, Office of Religious Life
About Kef Kasdin ’85:
Kef Kasdin is President of Princeton AlumniCorps. Prior to assuming this role in June 2016, Kef created and grew AlumniCorps’ ARC Innovators program, which matches experienced professionals with impactful pro bono projects in the social sector, inspiring participants toward encore careers. Kef herself has made that transition. Kef teaches the introductory “Foundations of Entrepreneurship” course at Princeton University, where she inspires and mentors Princeton undergraduates to pursue social entrepreneurship pathways. She is also Board Chair at Rachel’s Network, a vibrant community of women at the intersection of environmental advocacy, philanthropy and women’s leadership with a mission to promote women as agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. Kef received her BSE degree from Princeton University in 1985 in Operations Research, with a certificate in Science and Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School; and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 1989. Earlier in her career she held senior leadership roles at 3Com Corporation, including general manager of a $1B division; and was a founding General Partner of Battelle Ventures where from 2003 to 2015 she led the firm’s investments in clean energy and started several companies based on Department of Energy Lab technologies.
About the New Jersey Area Committee:
We support the Project 55 fellows who are placed in New Jersey, with area alumni mentors and networking/training opportunities. We also support the ARC Innovators program in New Jersey. We help identify nonprofit partner organizations to work with our Fellows, Innovators, and Emerging Leaders.
Marsha Rosenthal ’76 and Tom Magnus ’77 K55 chair the New Jersey Committee, which also includes Rick Ober ’65, Julia Otis ’91, and Haoqian Chen ’08.
Thank you so much for your interest and enthusiasm. Please join us. Many hands make light work, and we hope to have fun together.
About Princeton AlumniCorps:
Princeton AlumniCorps engages alumni at every age. Our year-long Princeton Project 55 Fellowships are for graduating Princeton seniors and other recent graduates. Emerging Leaders is a professional development program for nonprofit managers a little bit further along in their careers; the program is open to alumni of other institutions. ARC Innovators is for seasoned alumni with skills to offer; Innovators have ranged in age from 22 to 82; anyone in the wider Princeton network is welcome. Our volunteers are Princeton alumni of all ages, who serve as mentors, advisors, area committee members, Board members, seminar speakers, and more.