Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric Schmidt, a 1976 alumnus, have endowed a new professorship of Indigenous studies. “The thoughtful study of Indigenous cultures is an essential component of society’s reckoning with our own history," Wendy Schmidt said. "It’s our hope that this professorship will play a vital role in advancing that complex conversation.”
Annual Giving makes a powerful impact at Princeton. We invite you to view a message from Provost Deborah Prentice, who celebrates how the generosity of alumni and parents through Annual Giving helps the University to meet challenges large and small. #ForwardTogether
For author Tom Barron ’74, a lifelong conservationist, protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity begins with telling better stories.??He and his wife, Currie, have made a gift to Princeton to establish the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund, based in and overseen by the High Meadows Environmental Institute.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, which was signed into law in March of 2020, provided more than $2 trillion in relief across the U.S. economy, including businesses, health care, nonprofits, and individual citizens. The CARES Act, combined with other recent legislation, presents special and advantageous opportunities for charitable giving. While it is currently unclear whether any of the CARES Act benefits will be extended, most experts believe these benefits will sunset on December 31, 2020.
A Vermont farm forced Carl Ferenbach III '64 to look at nature in a whole new way, and his quest for answers about the environment led him to partner with Princeton, a relationshp that has resulted in the High Meadows Environmental Institute.
The Annual Giving campaign, “Forward Together,”?celebrates the individual reasons alumni give and recognizes the collective impact of giving. Through Annual Giving, alumni, parents and friends commit to realizing a transformational educational experience across generations.?
Princeton Athletics is pleased to announce the endowment of the head men’s soccer coaching position. The gift was made by an anonymous donor in honor of the leadership of Jim Barlow ’91, the program’s men’s head coach for the last quarter century, and in support of both the men’s and women’s soccer programs.
Mellody Hobson ’91 and the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation have made the lead gift to establish a new residential college at Princeton University. Hobson College will be the first residential college at Princeton named for a Black woman and will be built on the site of First College, formerly known as Wilson College.
Kwanza Jones ’93 and José E. Feliciano ’94 have made a $20 million contribution to Princeton that is the largest gift to date by Black and Latino donors. Their gift highlights the promise of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for the larger University community and will support undergraduate expansion with the construction of two adjoining dormitories in one of the two new residential colleges.
For Chris Olofson ’92, a liberal arts education at Princeton University helped open the doors to opportunities he never could have imagined when he was growing up in suburban Kansas City, Missouri.?It’s the reason he wants to preserve and expand those opportunities for the next generation of Princeton students, and why he leapt at the opportunity to become the new chair of the Annual Giving Committee.