Annual Giving

Unrestricted gifts to Annual Giving go directly into the operating budget and have an immediate impact on Princeton and its students. These flexible funds provide Princeton’s “margin of excellence,” allowing the University to seize new intellectual opportunities, respond to unexpected challenges, and support a groundbreaking financial aid program that makes a Princeton education possible for all admitted students.

Annual Giving, which contributed more than $254.5 million toward the final total of the Aspire campaign, is at the heart of a tradition of giving back that began in 1940 and links Princetonians of every era.

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“Annual Giving is what allows Princeton to be Princeton.”

—President Shirley M. Tilghman