This month, I want to specifically address the members of The Princeton Club of New York who are Princeton University graduates or are members of the broader Princeton “family.”
I hope that you will be able to make a generous gift to Annual Giving this year. In these challenging times, Princeton needs us.
Princeton needs our support for financial aid to students. Under Shirley Tilghman’s leadership, Princeton has been one of the pioneers in offering our students grant-based financial support, so that no student has to turn down or leave the university for financial reasons. This support also enables our graduates to consider a broad range of careers including service in pioneering programs developed by Princetonians like Teach for America, Princeton in Asia, and Princeton in Africa.
Princeton needs our support to maintain and enhance its faculty. The financial crisis has affected endowment earnings, which have historically accounted for nearly half of Princeton’s annual budget. Most grants and many annual gifts are restricted in purpose. The flow of funds from Annual Giving supports adding new staff positions, fellowships, and creative, cross-disciplinary programs like those in the Lewis Center for the Arts.
Princeton needs our support for innovative learning and excellence. Funds from Annual Giving help to develop exciting new programs like the bridge year program which allows admitted students to work in developing countries. Annual Giving is a key pillar of support for the signature features of a Princeton education, like low student to teacher ratios, precepts, freshman seminars, the senior thesis for all undergraduates, fellowships for graduate students, and laboratory and library resources.
All donations- large or small- make a difference. The power of Annual Giving is its cumulative effect - the fact that a large number of Princetonians make gifts, many of them modest, has a significant impact.
Our Club was founded, in large part, as a service organization to support our university. Our membership has been extremely generous in its support for Princeton over the years. Please join the Board of Governors and your fellow Princetonians to continue this tradition in 2009, and do your best in support of our “PCNY for Princeton” effort for Annual Giving this year.
Theodore R. Gamble, Jr. P’75 President firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry T. Hines General Manager
Evelyn Mendez-Baker Assistant General Manager
Tracy Kaufman Director of Catering
Glenn Gang Director of Marketing & Membership
Jason Pallen Director of Food & Beverage
Nicole Diamant Director of Programs & Events
Mariya Sytnyk Front Office Manager
Early Renewal Special Offer
It is an exciting time here at The Princeton Club as we enjoy our beautiful, new conference spaces, bedrooms, and restaurants. The Program Committee continues to bring you stimulating, intellectual programs, networking opportunities, and entertaining, social events. To thank you for being a member of the PCNY family during these tough economic times, we are offering a special incentive for our early renewals.
Renewal traditionally occurs in September, but to address the current challenges in our economy, we are pleased to offer you 10% off of your FY 2009-10 Annual Dues when you renew by June 30.
Event Cancellation and No Show Policy
Cancellations for all events must be made with the Program Office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. No other department is authorized to accept any program reservation transaction. For paid events, cancellations must be received by 4:30 pm two business days prior to the event unless otherwise stated. All cancellations after this date will be charged in full even if the member does not attend the event.
A $10 no show fee will be incurred with free events if reservations are not cancelled by noon on the day of the event.
To learn more and discover how you can save, please visit and login to www.princetonclub. com. You can even make your payment online.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Membership Office, membership@ princetonclub.com or the Accounting Office, email@example.com.
Event Reservations Only: 212.596.1261 • 800.628.6710 or firstname.lastname@example.org