Thank you to our 2016-17 donors!

Thank You!

Thank You!

Thanks to the generosity of our dedicated AlumniCorps network, we closed our fiscal year with a total of 485 donors who gave more than $370,000! Thank you so much for your support. Your donations provide us with the means to continue our mission of mobilizing people, organizations, and networks for the public good.

The following individuals, foundations, and corporations made a financial contribution to Princeton AlumniCorps between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Robert S. Adelstein ’55
Blessing Agunwamba ’10
Jessica Aisenbrey ’05
Karen Ali ’78
Thomas D. Allison, Jr. ’66
Ari G. Altman ’97
Helen H. Amick ’87
Robert M. Amick ’55 & Carol R. J. Amick
Vincent P. Anderson ’65
Nicholas Apostolakis ’55
Jacob P. Arechiga ’05
Malena Attar
Marie-Jouvelle Aubourg
Joseph H. Bacheller III ’55
Holly Bamford ’93
Kristen Bancroft ’89
Christina Barba ’02
Hollis Barber ’11
Sarah Barbrow ’05
Lew Barker ’55
Jayne W. Barnard s’55
Lauren W. Barnett ’92
Daniela Bartalini ’15
Bishop George Bashore ’55 and Carolyn Bashore
Jesse Bassett
John T. Beaty Jr. ’66
Ry Beck
Lisa Bennett ’05
Ann D. Berkowitz
David W. Bianchi ’55
Kirsten J. Hund Blair ’84 and William M. Blair *84
Brenda Blazer & Tom Nehring p’10
Linda Boachie-Ansah ’02
Michael Boisvert ’84
Art Bond ’55
Justin S. Borntraeger ’02
Thomas D. Boyatt ’55
Christopher Boyd ’87 k’55
Stephen M. Boyd ’55 & Susan F. Boyd
Jennifer L. Carpenter ’96
Owen Boyle
John D. Bredehoeft ’55
Courtney E. Brein ’08
F. D. Brigham Jr. ’55
Jessica Ginter Brubaker ’98
Kate Bryan
Judith and William Burks Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation
Dale Caldwell ’82
Katherine S. Canning ’97
Edie Canter ’80
Andrew G. Carey Jr. ’55 & Alison F. Carey
Lydia Carlis
Noelle Carne
Sharon Carver ’82 K55
Heather F. Cassidy ’00
Veneka Chagwedera ’09
Steb Chandor ’55
Christine D. Chang ’04 and Sid Gupta
Victoria Y. Chang *07
Bill Charrier ’69 & Anne Charrier h69
Haoqian Chen ’08 s’08
Lisly J. Chéry ’03
Cynthia M. Chin ’93
Emily Chiswick-Patterson ’05
Edwin M. Clayton ’55
Jasmine Clerisme ’02
Caroline Coburn
Charles W. Coker Jr. ’55
Laura Collins ’99
Anna Condella ’12
Mary & Frank Condella p’12
Stanley Cook
Cristina Ritchie Cooper ’96
Lizanne Cox and David Gibson p’14
Frank T. Crews Jr. ’55
Anastasia Crosswhite ’94
Margaret M. Crotty ’94 & Rory Riggs
Jennifer Daniels ’93
Bernard J. D’Avella Jr. ’66
D. K. Davidson ’55
Jennifer Davis ’13 S14
Pyper Davis ’87
Laurence C. Day ’55
Donna J. Dean h’55
Rebecca Deaton ’91
Samantha DeKoven ’94
George C. Denniston ’55
Andres D. Diamond-Ortiz ’05
David Dieck ’78
Kerry E. Dinneen ’77 and Sam Sutphin
James J. DiOrio ’73
Eric Dobosh ’16
Shannon Simmons ’03
Sally Dorman
James E. Douglas Jr. ’55
Cynthia Drakeman
Elizabeth A. Duffy ’88 & John A. Gutman ’83
William Dutton ’76
Laura Elbogen ’07
Ryan Elliott ’14
Ramie Fathy ’16
Matthew S. Ferguson ’96 & Kelli K. Garcia ’96
Lindsay L. Warner Ferrer ’01
Rodney J. Ferris ’55
Kathryn Fiorella ’06
James A. Floyd ’69, Ph.D.
Julian Forde
Michelle Arader ’10
Marie Francois ’03
Elizabeth Frank ’81
Tim Freeth ’95 and Stephanie Freeth ’97
Maria Fregoso
Winifred S. Freund S55 P83 87
Dexter Frye ’80 k’55
Richard A. Frye ’55
Jing Fu ’11
David H. Fulmer ’55
Marat and Farida Gabdrakhmanov p’16
Andrew Garland ’01 & Anne Gordon ’01
David & Deborah Garr P06
George Gati and Leona Brenner-Gati ’75
Paul Gazzerro III ’92
Austin H. George ’55
Jeremy M. Getson ’94 & Lisa B. Getson ’93
Leslie S. Gewin ’97
Roger Gilbert Jr. ’55 & Marion M. Gilbert
Wilmot G. Gilland ’55
Lelabari A. I. Giwa-Ojuri ’14
Phillip E. Gladfelter ’55
Sarah Gladstone ’93
Steven L. Glauberman ’73
Jason Gold ’81
Anne Goldstein ’79
Byron Goldstein & Deborah Dolnick P06
Lorraine Goodman ’83
A. R. Gordon ’55
Celine Gounder ’97
Thomas Graham, Jr. ’55
Julianne Grasso ’10
Alix M. Greenwald ’10
James A. Gregoire ’69 & Jane K. Gregoire
Dunrie A. Greiling ’92
Lewis B. Gustafson ’55
George C. S. Hackl ’55 & Ann W. Hackl
Gilmor S. Hamill IV ’55
Stephen Hamilton ’73
C. R. “Bud” Harper ’55
Timothy Harr ’72
John R. Hastings ’55
Clark C. Havighurst ’55
Peter P. Hawryluk ’55 & Ann M. Hawryluk
Anne Hedeman ’74 and John Hedeman ’72 p’11
Donald C. Hellmann ’55
Bernard H. Hendrix ’55
Carol H. Henn S55
Darlington P. Hicks ’94
Bob Hiden ’55
Herbert B. Hilty ’55
Albert P. Hinckley Jr. ’55
Judith Hole Suratt S55
Loel Holloway
John R. Howell ’55 & Dorothy C. Howell P91 P93
Rita Alles S55
David Huebner ’82
Kirsten O. Hull ’99
Leonard H. Inker ’55
Jessica Jardine ’10
Jasmine A. Jeffers ’11
Peter Jefferys ’55
James C. Jehle ’55
Hilary W. Joel ’85
Allen S. Johnson ’55
Jessica D. Johnson ’98
John G. Johnson ’72
Timothy B. Johnson ’73 P12
Landon Y. Jones, Jr. ’66 & Sarah B. Jones
Thomas S. Jordan ’55
William A. Jordan Jr. ’95
Brandon Joseph ’12
Kelsey Kane-Ritsch ’16
Emile Karafiol ’55 and Virginia Robinson
C.J. Karalakulasingam ’98
Kef Kasdin ’85 & Jeremy Kasdin ’85
Stanley N. Katz h21 h80
Daniel S. Kaufman ’92
Rebecca E. Kaufman ’11
Herbert J. Kaufmann ’55 and Nancy E. Kaufmann
Benet J. Kearney ’05
Sharon Keld ’80
Dennis Keller ’63
Colleen Kelly ’77 s’77 p’10 p’14
Leslie P. Kernisan ’97
Robert J. Khoury ’90
Eunice Kim ’05
David Kimball ’72 and Maureen Kimball
Hahna Kimbrough ’06
Yoni Kirsch ’16
Richard Kitto ’69 and Christine Kitto
H. Felix Kloman ’55
Katie E. Ko ’09
George Kovatch ’55
Marty Krasney ’67
Jaimie Krause
Greg Kuhns ’55 & Joan Kuhns
Debra Kushma ’80 s’79 p’13 k’55 and Michael Kushma ’79 s’80 p’13
Anne G. LaLonde ’90
Jeremiah D. Lambert ’55 p’08 p’10 p*92
Houston E. Landis, III ’55
Shoshana M. Landow ’91
William F. Landrigan ’76
Rose Lapp ’15
Carla Laroche ’06
William J. Lawlor ’56 & Blair S. Lawlor
Lisa F. Lazarus ’02
Kristopher Lazzaretti ’06
William R. Leahy Jr. ’66 & Christine M. Leahy
Julie A. G. Leary ’12
Elliott D. Lee ’74
Myron S. Lee ’55
W. Bruce Leslie ’66
Eve G. Lesser ’77 and David R. Edelstein ’76
Seth Lesser ’83
Stephanie B. Levey ’97 K55
Mikaela Levons ’04 and Jaquan Levons ’03
Aiala Levy ’07
Connie Lewin ’05
Karen Li ’05
Yuhwen Ling
Ethel E. Lipsitz S55
Charity Lisko ’01
David Lloyd
Robert B. Loveman ’69 and Gail J. Loveman
John H. Lurz, III ’03
Kathryn Lusk
James D. Lynn ’55
Eric Macey ’73
Robert F. Magnus ’55 and Claire S. Magnus
Thomas B. Magnus ’77
Dana Malman Warren ’03
Anne Z. Malone
Charles F. Mapes ’55 & Doris K. Mapes
Thomas Markham ’55
Karenna Martin ’15
Ed Mason ’55
Richard H. May ’55
Melissa F. Mazin ’91 & Craig Mazin ’92
Dana S. Mazo ’01
Stacy B. McAuliffe ’98
Robert C. McClanahan Jr. ’55
Kate McCleery ’75 & Robert Martinez ’75
Wendy L. McGoodwin ’93
James Cooke McGough ’55
Ann E. McGowan ’92
Arthur McKee ’90 & Nancy E. McKee
Peter T. McKinney III ’55
Trigg McLeod ’88
Steve ’55 and Kay McNamara
Edward R. McNicholas ’91
Cheryl McQueen ’77
David Mejias ’98
Joseph Mendrala
Ellison S. Ward ’04
Ricardo A. Mestres Jr. ’55
Dominic F. Michel ’70
Robert & Susan Michelotti
Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01
Peter T. Milano ’55 & Christine M. Milano
Tonya C. Miles ’82 and Harold Miles p’14
Kathryn A. Miller ’77
Lewis Miller ’49 P77
Oral O. Miller ’55
William W. Mills, Jr. ’55
Willis Mills ’55
Courtney Monk ’01
Pamela G. Montgomery ’81
Helen J. Moran ’94
Paula J. Morency ’77 & Paul Dengel ’76
Kevin H. Moriarty ’99
Roland Morris ’55
Roger V. Moseley ’55
Peter D. Mott ’55
Frank F. Mountcastle Jr. ’55
Olympia Moy ’05
Amy Muehlbauer ’05
Sandra Mukasa ’12
Michael T. Mullaly ’04
Mary P. Murley ’76 S72 P07 P10
Antoinette Seaberry ’05
Sonal Nadiadhara
Gary B. Nash ’55
John R. Nealon ’77
Paul Nehring ’10
Rebecca Neill ’16
David Nelson
Rebecca L. Nemec ’05
Christopher Nenno ’08
Lee P. Neuwirth ’55 & Sydney Neuwirth
Rosemary Nidiry ’91
Erin E. Ebbel Niemasik ’06
Michael Noveck ’08
Ana Nunez
Andrew C. Nurkin
Ober Family Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation
Asha Y. Okorie ’00
Amy Olivero ’13
Robin D. Olsen ’00
Charlene Huang Olson ’88
Anna Maria Ortiz ’95
Benjamin Oseroff ’11
J. Rollin Otto Jr. ’55
Juana Pacheco ’90
Jerome F. Page & Katherine L. Frank P10
Samuel Page ’10
A. Glenn Paul ’79
Janet S. Paul S55
Arlene S. Pedovitch ’80 P11
Emily Penn ’77
Tom ’85 and Trish Perlmutter ’85 P15 P17
Elizabeth Perriello Rice ’90 s’89 and Kenneth Rice ’89 s’90
James C. Pitney, Jr. ’71
Alan A. Platt ’65
Charles J. Plohn Jr. ’66 & Dorothy Plohn
Francis J. Pogan ’55
Benjamin J. Porter ’98 & Lea A. Weems ’99
Donald C. Pote ’55
Andrew Protain ’08
Lionel & Valerie Protain P08
William E. Pugh ’96 & Molly Pugh ’98
Kathy Qu ’13
Anthony C. E. Quainton ’55
Jospeh V. Quarles III ’55
Richard Quay ’71
Stuart J. Rabner ’82 and Deborah Rabner
Stephanie L. Ramos ’00
Stuart Raynor ’55
Julie M. Raynor-Gross ’75
Scott E. Regenbogen ’97
Kevin Reich ’00
Thomas R. Reid III ’66
Kathleen Reilly Streicher
Kathryn Reimann ’79
Marisa Remez ’16
Bill Richardson Jr. ’73
Antonio Riera, III ’00
Juli Robbins ’83 & Daniel Greenwald ’81 P10 K55
Judy Rogers
Alysa Rollock ’81
John P. Roos ’55
Margarita Rosa ’74
Jeffrey H. Rosalsky ’85 and Gail Shuttleworth ’86
Jessica Rosenbaum ’92
Bruce D. Rosenberg ’69
Carol Rosenfeld ’05
Marsha Rosenthal ’76 & Michael Buchman
Michael Rosskamm ’02
Robert J. Ruben ’55
Stan N. Rubin ’55
William D. Ruckelshaus ’55 and Jill Ruckelshaus
Cameron Ruffa ’16
Greg Ruffa and Lisa Gallagher p’16
Margaret Russell ’79
Chet Safian ’55
Jennifer P. Safian S55
Judy Safian and Brian Demers
L. Robert Safian and Mary Safian
William J. Salman ’55
Michael Salmanson ’82
Eloise C. Salmon ’07
Barry Savits ’55
Edward L. Sawyer, Jr. ’55
Walter W. Schanbacher ’73
Nilan D. Schnure ’12
James M. Seabrook ’55
Andrew Seligsohn
Robert Sellery ’60
William C. Shafer ’55
Jeff Sharp ’80 & Liz Sharp
Anne D. Sherwood ’92
Arti Sheth Thorne ’08 & Jack Thorne
Jim Sidford ’55
Robert B. Silverman ’55
Misha B. Simmonds ’97
Paul G. Sittenfeld ’69
Warner V. Slack ’55 & Carolyn P. Slack
Benjamin Slaughter
Kristen N. Smith ’03
Kristofer L. Smith ’98
Lucia Smith ’04
Schuyler L. Softy ’11
Otto L. Spaeth ’55 & Ann B. Spaeth
Douglas Sprankling ’10
Jeffrey Sprowles ’69
Sitraka Andriamanantenasoa ’11
Anne W. Stahel S55
Harrison I. Steans ’57
Sue Anne Steffey Morrow H83 ’88 ’03
Sarah Stein ’97 & Michael Cohn
Rachel Steinberg
Stuart Steingold ’66
Heather R. Stephenson ’90
Ms. Lauren Stillwell Patterson
Richard P. Strickler ’55
David J. Strozzi ’99
Sue Suh ’96 and Chad Livingston
Patrick A. Sullivan ’02
Tina Sung ’71
Rachel Sverdlove ’11
Elizabeth Lees Taggart ’78
Avion Tai ’10
Patrick Yao Tang ’07
Scott F. Taylor ’75 & Courtney F. Taylor
Jeanne Teutonico
Katie M. Thaeder ’09
Richard E. Thompson ’55
Alan Thong ’04
M. Jay Trees ’66
Andrew Trueblood ’05
Emilee Tu ’16
Tungare Manohar Family Foundation
Reina Utsunomiya
Robert Uvanovic
Anna M. Varghese ’01
Kristin L. Vassallo ’97
Jennifer Vettel ’86 K55
Carrie & John Vomacka ’02
Maya Wahrman ’16
Richard C. Walker ’55
Richard O. Walker III ’73 & Deborah Walker
Lindsay M. Wall ’02 & Jeremy Wall ’02
Travis Walls
Christopher P. Watts ’99
R. Kenly Webster ’55
Lea A. Weems ’99 and Benjamin J. Porter ’98
Dana L. Weinstein ’12
Charlotte Weiskittel ’06
Scott Welfel ’06
Henry Wendt III ’55
Jordan Wesley
John R. West ’55
Deborah K. Weyl ’06
Rebecca Garr Whitaker ’06
David G. White ’55
Timothy and Angela White P13
James R. Wiant ’55
Robert H. Wier ’55
Nelson H. Wild ’55
Alan M. Willemsen ’55
Richard H. Willis ’55
John P. Wilson ’55
John S. Wilson ’55
Richard W. Wilson ’55
Julie R. Wingerter ’92 & Seth Lieberman
Robert Wolk ’91
Richard C. Woodbridge ’65
Madeleine Woodle ’13
Arthur P. Woolley ’55
Rogers Woolston ’55
Artilie Wright ’06
Shelia Ann Wright
Melissa H. Wu ’99
Amy Yang and Qi-Huang Zheng P15
Blaine Young ’55
Suzanne Yudell and Carl R. Yudell ’75
Lydia Zaininger ’83
Sunny Zhang ’16
Sean Zielenbach ’90
American Express Foundation
Blackrock
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Burke Foundation
Collaborative Coaching
Edward S. Moore Family Foundation
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Google
Harris Finch Foundation
Irving and Sara Selis Foundation, Inc.
Jockers Family Foundation
McCarter & English, LLP
MCJ Amelior Foundation
Moskowitz Foundation
NRG Energy, Inc
The J. Paul Getty Trust
The Rockefeller Foundation
UBS Matching Gift Program
Voilà Chocolat
Anonymous (5 donors)
Note: Several donors made multiple gifts

AlumniCorps: inspiration + unearthed passions for Cathy Malina ’05

Cathy Malina ’05

Cathy Malina ’05, Former PP55 Fellow at the Illinois Lt. Governor’s Office, Chicago

What led you to a PP55 Fellowship?

When I was a senior at Princeton, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in environmental advocacy.  At the same time, I had a clear interest in government and public service.  A Project 55 Fellowship working on state environmental policy and programs in the Illinois Lt. Governor’s Office was a perfect fit.

Which aspect of the Fellowship was most impactful to you and why?

One of the most meaningful parts of my Fellowship was our weekly seminar led by John Fish ’55. Every Wednesday morning, we met with inspiring community leaders and advocates working in different fields across Chicago. Each seminar broadened our perspectives and gave us the opportunity to learn important lessons about service and civic engagement. The seminars also allowed us to share our experiences at our individual Fellowships and helped create an amazing community for those of us who were new to the city.

Do you think your Fellowship had an impact on your chosen profession?

I’m an environmental attorney at a public interest law firm in San Francisco.  Previously, I worked at the Southern Environmental Law Center, focusing primarily on coal mining issues in Appalachia and advocacy for the Chesapeake Bay.  My Project 55 Fellowship had an undeniable impact on my career path by reinforcing my interest in service and guiding me towards law school.

Have you stayed in contact with anyone you met during your Fellowship?

I had a wonderful alumni mentor, Vince Anderson ’65, who welcomed me to Chicago so warmly and offered me great advice at the start of my career.  We stayed in touch after my Fellowship, and I was so happy to see him at Reunions a couple of years ago, when we both returned to Princeton for our 10th and 50th!

Why give to Princeton AlumniCorps?

Project 55 plays such an important role in inspiring civic engagement and encouraging Princeton students to pursue public interest careers.  Continuing support for the fellowship program enables young alumni to dedicate their energy and enthusiasm towards meaningful work and social change, having a true impact in our communities.

Join AlumniCorps for our Reunions Events!

Friday, June 2, 2:00 -3:30 pm
Reunions Panel, Moving the Needle: Princeton AlumniCorps and Systemic Social Change

Please join us for a panel discussion focusing on three AlumniCorps partner organizations who work to create systemic social change through philanthropy, policy, and research. Princeton alumni leaders will talk about their organizations and the contributions AlumniCorps programs–especially Project 55 Fellows–have made to their work.

Panelists:

Reunions Panelists: Arthur McKee ’90, Director of Research, CityBridge Education; Sodiqa Williams ’05, VP External Affairs, Safer Foundation; James Burgess ’09, Executive Director and Co-Founder of OpenBiome
  • Arthur McKee ’90, Director of Research, CityBridge Education
  • Sodiqa Williams ’05, VP External Affairs, Safer Foundation
  • James Burgess ’09, Executive Director and Co-Founder of OpenBiome

Location: Computer Science Building, Room 104, Princeton University


Friday, June 2, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Farewell to Andrew: A Luncheon
Please RSVP below



Sunday, June 4, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

AlumniCorps Board meetings are open to the public. Please RSVP to Kimme Carlos at info@alumnicorps.org or (609) 921-8808 ext.1 by Friday, May 19, 2017. We hope you will be able to join us!

Location: The Convocation Room (Room 113), Friend Center, Princeton University
The Convocation Room (113) is located in the Friend Center for Engineering Education at Princeton University. You can obtain parking directions by using the intersection of Olden and Williams Streets, or plug 35 Olden St. into your GPS.

Parking: There is street parking, as well as parking in University lots 10 and 13, located on Williams Street. Metered parking on Williams and Olden is not enforced on Sundays.

Why support Princeton AlumniCorps?

Princeton AlumniCorps is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As such, we rely on the generosity of our donors, who provide nearly 80% of our operating budget. Our programs in Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, New Jersey, and Washington DC, annually provide mentorship, training, and professional development to approximately 80 talented
passionate university graduates and nonprofit professionals who in turn, directly affect thousands of people served by our partner organizations. Your contribution ensures that the next generation of leaders at nonprofits across the spectrum including community development, social justice, education, the environment, public policy and more, can develop the skills and knowledge they need to effect long-term, systemic social change.

Keystone Society
The Keystone Society is comprised of a select group of donors who have chosen to assure the long-term health and sustainability of Princeton AlumniCorps by including AlumniCorps in their estate planning. Society members know that the assets they commit now will continue to aid AlumniCorps for generations to come, as it develops civic leaders, builds an
expansive community, and creates social impact. For more information on how you can ensure your legacy with AlumniCorps, please visit the Keystone Society website.


Current PP55 Fellow, Ramie Fathy ‘16 (far right, with co-workers at UCSF)

“Project 55 offers a chance to work ‘In the Nation’s Service and in the Service of Humanity’ in a structured, supportive environment with the freedom and time to reflect on one’s efforts, purpose, and ultimate goals. Fellowships involve high impact projects supervised by leaders in the field who are dedicated to our success.”


Former PP55 Fellow, Geoff Mitelman ’00 (pictured holding placard at a march)

“I’m the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, which bridges the worlds of religion and science…The work I did [as a Fellow at] Facing History, which uses the Holocaust as a lesson in human behavior, still influences me today. I use many of their methodologies in teaching. Their belief that history is a moral enterprise guides my rabbinate.”


Former PP55 Fellow, Julie Wingerter ’92 (at her 20th reunion with her family)

“The number of amazing PP55 alumni that are working for systemic change in our country is inspiring! These are smart people who are dedicating themselves to helping solve some of society’s toughest problems.”

Regional Updates, Spring 2017

AlumniCorps Regions Map 2017-18

Boston
Seven members of the Class of 1966 hosted lunch for Boston-area AlumniCorps Project 55 Fellows from their 2016 grandchild class, meeting downtown at the Carrie Nation Cocktail Club. John Hart ‘66 reports, “The Fellows have impressive accomplishments and activities and are great conversationalists as well. This was the first 1966-2016 event since the 50th.”

Class of '66 with PP55 Fellows in Boston
Clockwise in the first photo from Rick Bowers in the striped sweater at the head of the table: Rick Bowers, Nina Narayanan, Ned Groth, Clara Kerwin, Sanjay Rao, Mike Tooke (head of the other end), Carl Corey (in 50th blazer), Owen Mathieu, John Hart, Emilee Tu, and David Williams (missing: PP55 Fellow Dinara Gabdrakhmanova).

Class of '66 with PP55 Fellows in Boston

In addition, within the past three months, Fellows in Boston attended two public health forums. The first was a lecture on the behavior economics of scarcity with Princeton Professor Eldar Shafir, as well as a coffee chat with the Boston University Dean of Public Health. The second was an all-day symposium on reducing health inequities. The Boston Area Committee will wrap up the year with a seminar at the Children’s Advocacy Center, a longtime supporter of Project 55 and an outdoor picnic dinner to celebrate their Fellows.


Chicago

During the last week of April, PP55 Fellows joined fellows from the University of Chicago and Northwestern for a seminar at the University of Chicago’s Urban Labs, a group working to address crime, education, health, poverty, and energy and environmental challenges in urban areas. In early April, the Committee hosted a happy hour so that Fellows, mentors, and Chicago Area Committee volunteers could catch up with Princeton AlumniCorps staff in town. In March, fellows organized a potluck game night and invited their mentors. Everyone brought their favorite dish and board game for a relaxed evening of fun. The Chicago Area Committee wants to give a special thank you to Amy Beth Treciokas ’87 for hosting the event in her beautiful yoga studio. The Area Committee is excited to be holding their end-of-year dinner in a few weeks to celebrate another successful fellowship year in Chicago!


New Jersey

The New Jersey Area Committee hosted a post-webinar seminar in March. They also hosted an outreach event on February 2 where AlumniCorps Interim Executive Director and Board President Kef Kasdin ’85 spoke to approximately 15 attendees about AlumniCorps’ new strategic plan and vision. Attendees also got the opportunity to share their expertise as mentors for social entrepreneur opportunities and meet the four Project 55 Fellows placed in New Jersey:

  • 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

On May 4 the Committee hosted a forum for about 25 people about entrepreneurship. Those in attendance got the opportunity to become acquainted with other alumni who have a commitment to civic engagement. Kef Kasdin ’85, President and Interim Executive Director of Alumni Corps, spoke about AlumniCorps’ new Strategic Plan. Special guest speaker Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Director of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council spoke about entrepreneurship.

Invest in Emerging Leaders: a summary of the Emerging Leaders 2017 Spring campaign

This year, AlumniCorps took a new approach to raise money for our Emerging Leaders program, galvanizing six years of Emerging Leaders alumni to join together to raise $6,000. As further incentive, the Harris Finch Foundation generously provided a one-to-one match challenge for the first $6,000 raised. Thanks to 48 donors, we exceeded our match and raised $7,058 for a total of $13,058!

EL NYC 2016-17
The 2016-17 cohort of Emerging Leaders in NYC at their closing celebration with program facilitator Yael Sivi (far right)
EL DC 2016-17
The 2016-17 cohort of Emerging Leaders in Washington, D.C. at their closing celebration with their program facilitator, Hilary Joel ‘85 (far left)

At each closing celebration, a few Emerging Leaders spoke about the impact the program had on them. A few excerpts from the NYC celebration:


A.J. Taylor reflected: “… the mere fact that I’m up here speaking to you today is a direct result of all the things I learned from the program… Emerging Leaders literally and figuratively helped me find my voice.”


Annabel Barnes of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation said, “The course was, somewhat uncannily, giving me every lesson that I needed, just when I needed it… Emerging Leaders modeled the kind of team that I hoped to one day lead and be a part of.”


“When I reflect on the past nine months in Emerging Leaders, my primary response is gratitude for the privilege of participating in a program I didn’t even know I needed,” said Jesse Bassett of Good Grief, Inc.