In Mark Bernstein ’83’s article, “Princeton’s Special Sauce,” he quotes Jennifer Daniels ’93’s assertion that Princeton is always open to alumni Ideas. I felt this way as well, especially given President Eisgruber's call for alumni engagement in addressing diversity at the University.
Since my ability for significant financial contribution to Princeton is limited, I was hoping to contribute by getting involved with Princeton partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. After months of voicemails and noncommittal responses, I was told that the University had personnel in place to address this issue and that my input/assistance was not needed. For me, the “special sauce” ended up having a bad taste.