The University’s 2017–18 Annual Giving campaign brought in $69.6 million, with the 25th-reunion Class of 1993 raising $11.7 million — a record for any class.
The campaign total, Princeton’s second-highest after last year’s $74.9 million, was well above the $65 million goal, said Assistant Vice President of Development for Annual Giving William M. Hardt ’63.
Reflecting a national trend, the percentage of undergraduate alumni participating slipped to 55.7 percent, the lowest in 25 years. A national mood of uncertainty has created a challenging climate for philanthropic organizations and nonprofits, Hardt said, but “the fundamental loyalty of alumni to Princeton is still strong.” Last year was the 68th consecutive year in which participation “was significantly above 50 percent,” he said, praising the leadership and dedication of AG volunteers.
Three other reunion classes set records: The Class of ’83 broke the 35th-reunion record with $5.1 million; the Class of ’63 set a 55th-reunion mark with $3.5 million; and the 60th-reunion Class of ’58 raised $3.2 million. Graduate-alumni donations totaled $2.3 million, exceeding $2 million for the first time.