Annual Giving campaign raises nearly $36.5 million

July 7, 2004 3:34 p.m.

The 2003-04 Annual Giving campaign raised $36,488,569, with 59.2 percent of Princeton's undergraduate alumni participating. The total -- nearly $2 million more than last year -- is the second highest in Annual Giving's history, ranking behind only the $36,698,032 raised in 2000-01.

Leading the classes in dollar amount raised was the class of 1979, which contributed $6,231,979, a new 25th Reunion record as well as the largest amount ever raised by any class.

The class of 1984 also set a new record for a 20th Reunion, contributing $1,914,484. Five other classes raised between $1.54 million and $2.51 million -- 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969 and 1974.

"I am delighted with the splendid outcome of this year's Annual Giving campaign," said President Shirley M. Tilghman. "These funds are vital to maintaining Princeton's many strengths, as well as giving us the means to embrace new fields of study. I am grateful for the steadfast and extraordinarily generous support of our alumni, parents and friends, which renews itself year after year with such positive results for our University community."

More details are available in a news release.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601