Princeton University Class of 1955

   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 2017-17 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.



Dear Classmate:                                                                                              November 2016

   Here we are in the fall of our 60th year SINCE the fall of 1955. Back then, some of us were:
  1. In grad school: Medicine, Law, Engineering, Seminary, etc.
  2. In the military: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force
  3. A growing bunch of us were marrying!
  4. A precious few of us had babies on the way !!
  5. Careers in US corporations were budding!
   And the memories of our great experiences AND friendships in those four years  at Princeton were fresh as could be!

   Now is the time again to acknowledge our lifelong accomplishments as Princetonians, and continue to build on our past AG class achievements in support of students today, and in the future.

   As the number one rated college for 2016 in the USA by US News and World Report, Princeton appreciates and is deserving of our best efforts toward its record of sustained excellence.

To sustain the excellence that differentiates Princeton, we respectfully and sincerely request that you consider making a leadership gift to help us lead the way to our Annual Giving goal of $200,000. Please mail us a check, visit the secure website at or call the AG gift line at 800-258-5421 to register your personal gift. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

All the best,

Bill Shafer, Pete Hawryluk, Pete Milano, John Howell, Alan Willemsen, and Kenly Webster

Participation Chair
Peter Hawryluk

Section Chairs
Upper New England
George Kovatch

Lower New England
F. Donald Brigham, Jr

New York State
Richard A. Frye

New York City
Hilary J. Lipsitz
Barry S. Savits

Northern New Jersey
Robert C. McClanahan, Jr

William P. Burks
Richard O. Funsch   

Eastern Pennsylvania
J. Marshall Hemphill

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


Factoid:   Over the past 60 years, the Class of 1955 has contributed $18,650,529 to Annual Giving.

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