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  2018

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

Our class maintains its ACCUSTOMED position... ahead of the pack! 


    For the Annual Giving  2018-19 Campaign, of our 393 living classmates, 259 contributed  $271,561 to last year's Annual Giving, a participation level of 65.9%. This exceeds the 60% average for all undergraduate alumni.


Since graduation, with an average of 64.7% participation, the great Class of 1955 has given over $19,621,781 to Annual Giving. For a complete 64 year history of our class Annual Giving,   click here.





Dear '55 Classmates,


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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