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Annual Giving: Job One


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Annual Giving is a vital part of the five-year, University-wide campaign entitled Aspire: A Plan for Princeton. View the full video here.


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Carol Barash:
What I love most about Princeton, being a Princeton alumna, is just this amazingly diverse community. My Princeton family includes

Carol Barash:
people in their 90s, people who are in college, people of every political and religious persuasion you can imagine.

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Gabriel Ivey:
I started working for Annual Giving in 2006, I believe.

Gabriel Ivey:
I started as a caller for the Tigercall office, which is Princeton's student calling program.

Gabriel Ivey:
Being able to call alumni and talk to them about their experiences has been an incredible experience,

Gabriel Ivey:
since so many are coming from different realms and walks of life, and experience post-Princeton, to be able to relate on some level

Gabriel Ivey:
that you both went to Princeton -- they're talking to students now, they're Princeton past.

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William Selden:
In 1924 when my oldest brother graduated, he took pity on me and asked me to come and stay with him

William Selden:
in his college room for a week during Commencement and that made me consider Princeton as the only place. I never applied any other place.

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William Selden:
I've contributed to the University first with our memorial fund, then with Annual Giving ever since it was established at that time.

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Matthew Blumberg:
The school is large enough to have a very diverse set of offerings, but it's small enough and has such a great focus on undergraduates

Matthew Blumberg:
that it just enables people to do whatever they want, to have great connections to faculty members,

Matthew Blumberg:
and I think you come out on the other end having just had a very different experience than people who go to other great schools.

Carol Barash:
Annual Giving keeps Princeton fresh. It allows the president to move in new directions.

Carol Barash:
When Princeton wants to hire somebody new or start a new initiative, Annual Giving makes all of that possible.

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