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REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Annual Giving Committee

Chair – Chris Yarbrough '96

In 2006-7, the Chicago region proved once again that it is one of the best Annual Giving regions in the country.  The region's participation rate was a stellar 65.8% compared to the nationwide average of 58.5%, and the total raised nationally was over $49 million, the highest total in Princeton's history.

Chicago’s excellent performance was the work of a group of dedicated volunteers.  Mike Laidlaw '94, Chris Yarbrough '96, and James Crawford '03 oversaw the campaign.  Their thanks go out to everyone who helped make phone calls, and especially to those who participated in the campaign.

The 2007-8 campaign is shifting into high gear and the Chicago team encourages you to think about giving.  Your gifts go to support the University's essential mission - providing young men and women with the best education in the country.  Please also consider joining the Chicago AG team, which is always looking for volunteers.  Contact Mike Laidlaw '94 (mike.laidlaw@morganstanley.com), James Crawford '03 (jec@TRIADcappllc.com), or Chris Yarbrough '96 (chris_yarbrough@hendersonna.com) for more information. Annual Giving Gifts are accepted at www.princeton.edu/ag or 800-258-5421.

Communications

Newsletter

Editor – Carol Obertubbesing '73

The Club newsletter, Tiger Talk, celebrated its 14th year.  The newsletter, as well as several bulletins, provided information about events, members, and committees.  This year there were Fall and Winter Newsletters and a Late Fall Bulletin; there will also be a Spring/Summer Newsletter and/or Bulletin.  Please send suggestions and articles for the Spring/Summer Newsletter/Bulletin to Carol Obertubbesing '73 at elmiramike@aol.com or fax # 312-527-1973 by March 31, 2008; it will cover activities after April 20.  The deadline for the Fall 2008 Newsletter will be July 15, 2008 for events after September 10.    

Princeton-Chicago Tigernet Discussion Group

Co-Chairs – Roberta Packer '94 and Ken Sax '73

Our Club’s “Princeton-Chicago” online discussion group continues to grow.  We now have 539 subscribers, up from 400 last year!  This is a great way to keep abreast of the latest Club activities and stay in touch with local alumni.  The Club e-mails announcements to members of the discussion group about upcoming events, and list members send the group their own announcements and questions related to Princeton and/or life in Chicago.  To sign up for this free e-mail group list, go to www.tigernet.princeton.edu and click on “discussion groups.”  If you have any questions about the discussion group, contact list coordinators Roberta Packer '94 (mrhorn@gsb.uchicago.edu) or Ken Sax '73 (kensax@earthlink.net).

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