The mission of the Class of 1961’s foundation is to provide
assistance to needy classmates through our Caring Network, and to promote
community service projects that enable and encourage fellow classmates to volunteer
their time to reach out and touch others in a meaningful way.
Classmates and their family members who are facing a
difficult medical situation themselves should contact the Caring Network and
request assistance. The Caring Network will provide a trained volunteer who has
experienced your issue and will discuss their experience with your condition
and procedure. All cases needing financial assistance will be considered by the
The trustees will establish the criteria for projects and solicit suggestions
from classmates and other interested parties. The trustees will also
establish procedures for the implementation and operation of the approved
The Foundation will accept proposals for community service
projects that meet our criteria of making a meaningful contribution to the
people and the environment of the world. The projects to be selected may
address education, environment, and health.
All proposed projects will be considered by the trustees.
The trustees will determine if projects meet the criteria of reinforcing the
value of the Princeton experience to the country and the world. The Foundation seeks
projects that utilize the unique abilities, experience, and geographical
location of members of the Class of 1961 and may also provide for the
engagement of graduating Princeton seniors as Class of 1961 Fellows, and
underclass students as Class of 1961 summer interns. The Foundation may consult
with the Princeton University faculty and others in shaping projects.
The Princeton Class of 1961 Foundation is a 501(c)3
tax-exempt organization. Funding will principally come from classmates
contributing to specific projects and to the general fund. The Foundation
is qualified to receive U.S. tax deductible contributions, gifts, appreciated
securities, and bequests. (Click here for IRS letter of determination.)
Support is solicited from all interested individuals, private or family
foundations, and corporations.