Gifts to Annual Giving allow Princeton to provide extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery, to extend the financial aid program to every student who needs it and to help meet emerging needs and challenges. 

   These unrestricted funds give Princeton the flexibility to undertake critical new initiatives such as developing the neuroscience program and attracting world renowned faculty before a permanent endowment is fully in place. Please respond to our class agent  Bill Shafer and his able assistant,  Betsy Grimes from the Princeton University Office for Annual Giving.

   To contribute to Annual Giving, visit our secure website:

        Princeton Class of 1955 Annual Giving  2017

William C. Shafer, Class Agent  
9653 Gulf Shore Drive #402, Naples, FL34108
Peter P. Hawryluk, Class Agent   
PO BOX 528, Zionsville, IN 46077-0528


Annual Giving 2016-17 campaign raises record-setting $74.9 million  

   Princeton University’s 2016-17 Annual Giving campaign raised $74,912,035, with 56.8 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. This historic achievement — Princeton’s first-ever Annual Giving campaign in excess of $70 million — represents strong performances across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents and friends. “This year’s Annual Giving results are truly extraordinary,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83.


        43,191 donors gave $74,912,035.

       Gifts of $1,000 or less totaled $7,000,000.

      92% of the Class of 2017, (1,184 members) pledeged to support Annual Giging for the next 4 years.

      29,972 alumni and parents have contributed to Annual Giving for 5 or more consecutive years.


  Since graduation, with an average of 64.6% participation, the great Class of 1955                                                    has given over $19,073,238 to Annual Giving.



Progress Report  April 14, 2018

   Thus far, $211,937 has been contributed by 200 classmates (47%). Our goals for this fiscal year which ends June 30 is $230,000  with 70% participation. Chairman Pete Hawrlyuk is confident that we can continue this excellent progress.



Dear Classmate,                                                                                                                          November 2017


We were so blessed with Princeton’s decision to invite us to join the Princeton Class of 1955 in September of 1951. Members of the arguably greatest class ever!


Thousands of Princetonians from every generation, including a mighty 66.9% of ’55, supported Annual Giving during the 2016-17 academic year.  As always, Annual Giving makes an important difference for today’s students.


It goes well beyond the numbers – although you can see the results on the enclosed page.  Our collective unrestricted gifts enable Princeton to guarantee financial aid to all admitted students who need it, to support important new initiatives, such as hiring eminent faculty in emerging areas of research in molecular biology and providing all incoming freshmen with opportunities to take part in meaningful service projects, and to sustain the many programs and offerings essential and distinctive to the Princeton experience.


We hope that we can count on your interest and support as we officially kick-off our Annual Giving campaign.  Please participate today.  You can use the enclosed envelope, call the gift line at 800-258-5421, or visit the website at


Together, we can make a lasting impact!


 With thanks,

Bill Shafer ‘55       Pete Hawryluk ‘55


Participation Chair
Peter Hawryluk

Upper New England
George Kovatch


Lower New England
F. Donald Brigham, Jr


New York State
Richard A. Frye


New York City
Barry S. Savits


Northern New Jersey
Robert C. McClanahan, Jr

William P. Burks
Richard O. Funsch 


Eastern Pennsylvania

Peter Hawryluk


Conrad R. Harper
Oral O. Miller


Frank F. Mountcastle, Jr.
Joseph V. Quarles, III


William C. Shafer
James Jehle


George W. Bashore
Edgar J. Mack


Peter P. Hawryluk


Great Plains
James R. Wiant


Frank T. Crews, Jr.
Myron S. Lee


Myron S. Lee


Northern California
Nelson Wild


Southern California
Robert H. Collier
Ronald J. Hess


John R. Scherer


All gifts, large and small, make a real difference in the lives of today's students.

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