Giving Priorities

How will my gift be used?

Annual Fund

Funds raised through the annual giving campaign provide support for essential ongoing operations, including:

  • Identifying and partnering with nonprofit organizations dedicated to the public good.
  • Providing leadership training and transition support to recent graduates in yearlong PP55 Fellowships at innovative nonprofit organizations. It costs AlumniCorps approximately $4000 to recruit, place, train, and support one PP55 fellow.
  • Developing the next generation of nonprofit leaders through our Emerging Leaders program. Each Emerging Leader costs AlumniCorps approximately $4500 over the duration of the nine-month program. Program fees make up less than 20% of this expense.
  • Providing innovative volunteer opportunities for midcareer alumni through the ARC Innovators program.
  • Engaging and supporting volunteers across the country who manage local Princeton AlumniCorps programming.
  • Mentoring alumni from Princeton and other colleges and universities interested in developing alumni-driven public interest organizations through The Alumni Network.
  • Hosting local and national outreach and fundraising events, including conferences and workshops.
  • Maintaining administrative and financial management systems.
  • Hiring, developing, and retaining high quality staff.
  • Purchasing supplies and equipment for our programs.

A gift may be unrestricted, providing support where it is most needed, or it may be designated for a specific program area. Simply indicate your preference when making your gift.


The Chet Safian Innovation Fund

The Chet Safian Innovation Fund was established by the Princeton AlumniCorps Board of Directors after the death of Chet Safian ’55, a longtime leader of several AlumniCorps programs. Both the Safian family and AlumniCorps wanted to create a way for Chet’s passion and vision to continue to impact our work for years to come. In addition to gifts from Chet’s family, an anonymous donor pledged to match gifts to the Safian Fund up to $100,000.

The terms of the fund are broad; the money can be used over a period of many years to support activities consistent with Chet’s efforts and vision during his two decades of involvement with Project 55 and AlumniCorps. In the first years, the fund will primarily support ARC Innovators (formerly known as Community Volunteers). Chet had taken a real interest in this program just before his death and wanted to see it thrive and expand. With support from the Safian Fund, ARC Innovators gives alumni who are farther along in their careers opportunities to Apply their expertise, Renew their commitment to the public interest, and Create meaningful change through pro bono projects at our nonprofit partners in New York, Chicago, New Jersey and Washington, DC. The Safian Fund will also support the Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program and The Alumni Network, other programs that benefited from Chet’s leadership.

To find out more about Chet’s enduring impact on Princeton AlumniCorps please see this article in our Shared Effort newsletter.

Keystone Society

Members of the Keystone Society have committed to ensuring the stability and long-term health of Princeton AlumniCorps through a planned gift. The Keystone Society is our way of saying thank you for remembering AlumniCorps in your estate plans. Please let us know in writing when you have included AlumniCorps in your will or as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. That’s all we need to welcome you as a member of the Keystone Society. Unless otherwise designated by you, Keystone Society gifts will be added to the AlumniCorps endowment. 

The easiest way to make a planned gift is simply to name Princeton AlumniCorps as beneficiary for a specific amount or percentage of your estate. This may be done by adding a codicil to an existing will. Specific instructions can be provided by your lawyer, estate planner, or tax advisor. Alternatively, Princeton AlumniCorps may be named as beneficiary of an existing insurance policy, IRA, or other qualified retirement plan. If you wish to include Princeton AlumniCorps in a charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, or retired life estate, please contact your financial advisor.

Donors should be advised by a competent independent estate planner or financial advisor. Princeton AlumniCorps is not a source of legal, tax, or financial advice to the donor.

As well as being able to take great pride in ensuring the sustainability of AlumniCorps, Keystone Society members enjoy:

  • Special recognition at an annual event to celebrate Keystone Society members. At the event, new members are presented with an elegant lapel pin, in honor of their lasting contribution to Princeton AlumniCorps.
  • Free admission to all ticketed AlumniCorps events.
  • Recognition in organizational communications, including on our website, in our annual report, and through features in our newsletter.

Princeton AlumniCorps Keystone Society
Members as of February 22, 2016

Thomas D. Allison, Jr. ’66

Jayne W. Barnard S55

Harry W. Berkowitz ’55 *

Kirsten Hund Blair ’84 S*84

Thomas D. Boyatt ’55

Stephen M. Boyd ’55

Charles W. Bray ’55 *

Rebecca E. Deaton ’91

Milton J. Deitch ’55

Sara H. Deitch S55

Liz Duffy ’88 S83 and John Gutman ’83 S88

John H. Fish ’55 *

James A. Gregoire ’69

George C. Hackl ’55

John D. Hamilton ’55

Richard L. Herbruck ’55 *

Peter Jefferys ’55

Rakefet Kasdin ’85

Sharon Keld ’80

William R. Leahy ’66

Myron S. Lee ’55

Kathryn Miller ’77

Peter T. Milano ’55

Oral O. Miller ’55

Mary P. Murley ’76 S72 P07 P10

Michael D. Robbins ’55 *

A. Chester Safian ’55 *

Scott F. Taylor ’75

John C. Tucker ’55 *

Richard Walker ’73

Nelson H. Wild ’55

Alan M. Willemsen ’55

* We remember.