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Sept. 22, 2010

Vol. 111, No. 1

Notebook

Annual Giving bounces back, raises $48.6 million

Third-highest total in University history; up 8.9% from last year

Published in the September 22, 2010, issue


2009–10 CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS:

THE CLASS OF 1970  

Led all classes, raising $5,271,970. First class to raise more than $4 million four times; broke record for a 40th-reunion campaign

UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI PARTICIPATION RATE: 60.8% — HIGHEST IN A DECADE  

Leaders — Class of 1934 (10 living members): 100%; Class of 1942: 89.1%

Combined participation rate for the youngest five classes: 71.2%

MAJOR-REUNION CLASSES RAISING MORE THAN $1 MILLION:

Class of 1985 (25th reunion): $5.1 million; 70.6 percent participation  

Class of 1980: $4.08 million; Class of 1960: $3.68 million; Class of 1965: $1.79 million; Class of 1990: $1.67 million; Class of 1975: $1.4 million; Class of 1955: $1.1 million

HIGHEST AMOUNT AMONG NON-MAJOR REUNION CLASSES:

Class of 1958: $855,768 — leader for the second year in a row

PRINCETON PARENTS raised a record $2.71 million; GRADUATE ALUMNI raised $1.47 million

NASSAU HALL: President Tilghman said the results are “especially important ­midway through the Aspire Campaign and so meaningful in this difficult economic ­climate”

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