Annual Keystone Breakfast Features Law Professor Margaret Russell ’79

On Sunday, February 21, a full house gathered at the AlumniCorps offices for the annual Keystone Society breakfast. The Keystone Society recognizes our most forward-thinking donors who have made a planned gift to Princeton AlumniCorps and thus have committed to ensuring the stability and long-term health of Princeton AlumniCorps. This year we welcomed eight new members: Tom Allison ’66, Tom Boyatt ’55, Rebecca Deaton ’91, Liz Duffy ’88 S83 and John Gutman ’83 S88, Kef Kasdin ’85, Mike Lee ’55, and Scott Taylor ’75.

The morning’s featured speaker was Professor Margaret Russell ’79, Law Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law and AlumniCorps Board member, who spoke on “The First Amendment Right to Assembly and Petition: Protests and Sit-ins.” Prof. Russell’s talk focused on peaceable assembly and petitioning for redress of grievances, noting that one of the central values of the United States is respect for dissent. During her talk, she noted that her senior thesis was on the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention, and she discussed the 1978 and recent sit-ins on the Princeton campus.

The Keystone Society Breakfast has become a much-anticipated annual reunion. Previous speakers have included Angus Deaton, Nobel laureate in economics and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton, and Stan Katz, Professor in Public and International Affairs at Princeton.

Have you named AlumniCorps in your plans? Let us know! Keystone Society members are invited to exclusive events and receive other benefits. It takes just a few minutes to add AlumniCorps to your IRA, 401(K) or insurance policy, and there can be tax advantages for you and your heirs. Are you thinking about it? For more information, see or contact Development Director Sharon Keld ’80 at or (609)921-8808 x7. Thank you!

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