CHAMPIONING CHARITY: Benjamin Edwards ’20 (right) and Alexander Kirschenbauer ’20 (left) wanted to inspire recent college graduates to begin giving back to their communities. They made it happen on Dec. 3 with the first Solstice Ball, where 250 people between the ages of 22 and 30, including many Princeton alumni, tore up the dance floor, reconnected, and supported a cause. That cause was the Bowery Mission, which provides homeless New Yorkers with food, shelter, and support programs. Tickets were $175 each, and the event raised $15,000. “Of course, we want people to come and have fun, but we want that to be one aspect of a larger education about how we can help people in our community,” Kirschenbauer says. The duo hopes to continue the ball in the years to come.

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