Annual Giving campaign raises nearly $34.6 million

July 14, 2003 4:05 p.m.

The 2002-03 Annual Giving campaign raised $34,562,041, with 59 percent of Princeton's undergraduate alumni participating.

Leading the classes in dollar amount raised was the class of 1963, which set a 40th reunion record by contributing $5,000,063 from 76.5 percent of the class. This class has broken a record at every major reunion since its graduation.

Two other major reunion classes set new records: the class of 1983, which broke the 20th reunion mark with $1,910,483 in contributions and 63.8 percent participation, and the class of 1988, which set a 15th reunion record by raising $1,198,888 with 71.5 percent participation.

The 25th reunion class of 1978 raised $4,340,503, and two classes -- 1953 and 1958 -- raised more than $2 million each. The Graduate School raised a record $770,288, and the Parents Fund totaled $1,544,134.

"At a time when unrestricted support is more important than ever, I am delighted with the outcome of this year's terrific Annual Giving effort," said President Shirley M. Tilghman. "Annual Giving puts Princeton at the forefront of universities nationwide in the financial aid we are able to grant to students and the groundbreaking research we are able to foster. My deepest thanks to the volunteers who helped make this happen, and to our alumni who gave so generously."

More information is available in a news release.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601