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Princeton Club of Chicago Web Site

Web Master – Eric M. Carty-Fickes '02

Information about the Princeton Club of Chicago is available at the Club web site http://www.princetonclubofchicago.org/.  The web site includes information about membership, officers and directors, committees, events and other Club activities.  An RSS feed has been added to the site so that you can be notified automatically of upcoming events.  Use your favorite news reader to subscribe to http://www.alumni.princeton.edu/~paa141/rss/rss_events.aps.  For more information check the web site or contact web master Eric Carty-Fickes '02 at ericc@alumni.princeton.edu.

Community Service Committee

Chair – Doris Manning '03

In 2007, our Tigers got together to serve a variety of Chicago communities.  In early July we prepared and served a meal at Inspiration Cafe, which provides restaurant style meals to homeless men and women in Uptown. At the end of July, we distributed food at the West Lakeview Food Pantry.  To close out the year, we managed stations for the skills portion of the Special Olympics of Illinois Floor Hockey Championships in November.

If you would like to suggest an organization to plan a volunteer event around, please e-mail Doris Manning '03 at doris.manning@gmail.com .  Check the website for upcoming events for 2008!  

Distinguished Service Awards Committee

Chair – Timothy B. Johnson '73

I want to congratulate this year’s award recipients.   Mellody Hobson '91 will receive the Club’s 2008 Award for Distinguished Community Service.  Ms. Hobson is President of Ariel Capital Management, LLC and Chairman of Ariel Mutual Fund's Board of Trustees.  Beyond her work at Ariel, Mellody is a director of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., and Starbucks Corporation.  She is a board member of many civic organizations, including the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, The Field Museum, The Chicago Public Education Fund, and the Sundance Institute.  In addition, Mellody is a regular financial contributor on ABC's Good Morning America and serves on the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute.  Mellody earned her degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy and is a former trustee of the University.

Michael D. Laidlaw '94 will receive the Club’s 2008 Arnold M. Berlin '46 Award for Distinguished Service to Princeton and its community.  Mike’s first experience with alumni service came a year early when he "stumbled in" on a passionate Princeton Club event in Paris, France, while spending his junior year abroad.  Upon graduation, Mike moved to Chicago and began his next 14 years of service via the Princeton Club of Chicago and Princeton Annual Giving, culminating in 2006, when President Tilghman presented the 2006 Jerry Horton Award to Chicago for outstanding performance by a region.  Currently, Mike is AG Sectional Chair of the Midwest, as well as co-chair of the Annual Dinner Committee.  Mike graduated from Princeton with an AB concentration in Politics and Economics.  Outside of the Princeton Club, Mike is a 10-year officer in the Private Wealth Management Division of Morgan Stanley and is enjoying his 16-month honeymoon with his wife, Tammy.


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