Fall 2018 Development Corner

AlumniCorps’ development staff and the Development Steering Group—an ad hoc group of board members and volunteers who review our fundraising progress on a monthly basis—have two exciting initiatives coming up this fall:

Princeton AlumniCorps is one of thousands of nonprofits participating in #GivingTuesday, as the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States has come to be known. This global day of giving is largely fueled by social media, and serves as a kick-off for our end-of-calendar-year fundraising. In addition to social media posts, we send postcards to supporters from the Class of ’55, who might not see our online messaging. This year, thanks to Karen S. Ali ’78, Kamil Ali-Jackson ’81, s’79, p’18, and two other anonymous donors, all gifts made between now and November 27 will be matched, up to $15,555. You can assist AlumniCorps with our #GivingTuesday appeal by encouraging friends to give by November 27, before the holiday rush. Don’t hesitate to make your own gift at alumnicorps.org/donate, by mail, or by calling the office.


The development team has also launched a Sustainers Circle for supporters who commit to ‘paying it forward’ with a recurring gift to AlumniCorps. Donors can give online here and scroll to the bottom of the form and select the ‘recurring gift’ button.

To show our gratitude, all Sustainers will receive:

  • A highlighted listing in our annual report;
  • A welcome letter and Sustainers Circle card;
  • An AlumniCorps pin that they can sport at professional gatherings and Princeton events.

Take a look at the impact of a recurring gift over the course of a year:


In October 2018, AlumniCorps hosted a small brunch in the Mission District of San Francisco to bring our Area Committee volunteers, Fellows, and others up to date on the latest at AlumniCorps. AlumniCorps former board member Leesy Taggart ’78, and current board members Marcos Vigil ’97, and Kathy Qu ’13 were at the gathering.

A few attendees, from left to right: James Martino ’13, Martin Kurian ’18, Nelson Wild ’55, Anu Pattabiraman ’10, Erin Lynch ’18, Kathy Qu ’13, and Ariana Snowdon.

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