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A lifelong commitment to service and nonprofits

Annual Report


By the numbers...

In 2014, 416 students applied for PICS internships. Of the applicants, 22% were juniors, 45% were sophomores, and 33% were freshmen. 93 students were placed in internships, a 27% increase from 2013.

A Year of Growth



The Year in Review Dear Friends and Supporters: 2014 was an incredible year for PICS. We placed 93 interns in 61 organizations across the United States and abroad. We are well into meeting the goals of our 2013 Strategic Plan that committed to doubling the size of our internship offerings to 150 placements in three years to meet the growing interest of students on campus. Thanks to a wonderful video produced by Melvin McCray ’74, more alumni and clubs have become interested in working with us to source more opportunities for students. We have continued to bring on new and younger board members whose enthusiasm has inspired the board to strive to do more. Our interns have been so inspired by their summer internships that many have come back to campus to join our Student Advisory Council (SAC) and work to improve our visibility on campus, as well as volunteer to work in ways large and small with PICS.

Chuck Freyer ’69

Our Annual Report highlights the work of our interns, alumni partners, supporters, and community partner organizations. It shows the power of Princeton leadership across a wide array of interest areas, while always creating opportunities for social engagement and civic participation. Here are a few highlights from this past year: * The new PICS video, which can be viewed on our website,, raised our visibility to a new high. As a result we have exceeded our $175,000 Annual Campaign Goal, which will allow us to offer a more diverse and expanded internship program in 2015. We received donations from a record number of ’69ers, and members of 22 other classes.

Jeri Schaefer

* Thanks to your support, we were able to increase the number of internships by over 50% in just the past two years and will field at least 110 internships in summer 2015. * We also further diversified our offerings — particularly in the arts — by adding internships with dance companies, a music conservatory, and an opera company while maintaining a diverse array of internships with a wide variety of nonprofit interests including: environmental, education, social services, legal, and medical/health policy. * As a result, the number of students applying for the 2015 internships increased by about 10% to almost 450 young Princetonians. * We began to focus on a hub strategy in developing our internships, and attracted new board members from several urban hubs across the country, and the Princeton Clubs serving them. We plan to expand this network in 2015, particularly in the South and West. We hope that you will consider ways that PICS can help change the life of a Princeton student and how you can become part of that change as well.

Jeri Schaefer, Executive Director

Chuck Freyer ’69, Chairman of the Board


About PICS

PICS placed students in internships in over 20 cities in the U.S. and across the globe.

OUR MISSION To develop and support, through active alumni involvement, paid summer internships in civic service for Princeton undergraduates that positively impact the public interest and result in the personal growth of the students themselves.

OUR VISION To expand the PICS program to serve more Princeton students, exposing them to the rewards and challenges of careers in the nonprofit sector, and promoting their continuing commitment to public service whatever their eventual career choices may be.

2014 D.C. interns at a barbeque hosted by Bill & Anne Charrier ’69 & H’69

Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) provides the opportunity for students to explore potential careers in public service and the nonprofit sector during eight-to-ten week paid summer internships, where Princeton alumni serve as partners. The internships encompass a wide range of endeavors in domestic and international nonprofit organizations. Students work in group advocacy, legal services, public policy, the environment, health and social services, community development, education, and the arts. PICS is a multi-class nonprofit organization The PICS Student Advisory Council has been whose mission is working to improve visibility on campus. supported by Princeton alumni, clubs, and associations. Since its start in 1996 as the Class of 1969 Community Service Fund, PICS has placed close to 1000 undergraduate interns with hundreds of nonprofit organizations. PICS partners with the Princeton University Pace Center for Civic Engagement to expand the internship opportunities available for students.* *PICS has also provided seed grants to: Engineers Without Borders (Princeton Chapter); Princeton in Africa; Princeton in Asia (Southeast Asia Program); Princeton in Latin America; Princeton University Class of 1995 Summer Service Fund; and the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program.

An Unforgettable Experience

“The internship at WLRN is an incredibly educationally enriching experience. I’d taken journalism courses, but they were nothing in comparison to daily production and reporting. I think WLRN helps with social awareness by providing the public service of information about the community that people need to know.”

Carla Javier ’15

Tennessee Justice Center

“I saw firsthand how the cycle of poverty feeds into itself, traps its victims, and afflicts them with worries and problems that I have never imagined. As a result, I grew more compassionate, aware of my own privileged position, and dedicated to helping people such as those served by the Tennessee Justice Center throughout my life.”

Ruby Shao ’17

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York “My best experience comprises of collectively learning about how a federal court functions and seeing the nitty-gritty work that goes on behind the scenes, in chambers. Whether this was learning the steps that go into the writing of an opinion or seeing attorneys from both sides of a case trying to settle, everything I wrote or watched serves as a learning opportunity ... this was amazing.”

Tumise Asebiomo’16

Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone “Working at la Timone has been a wonderful opportunity to engage in research and pediatric care, and has afforded us the chance to learn more about the French health care system. Our close interactions with doctors and medical students alike has provided us insight into what we hope will be our future in medicine. We are so grateful for this experience to broaden our world views and contribute to the dynamic field of global health.”

Anna Ionson ’15 and Daniel Sikavi ’16 Tumise Asebiomo ’16 and Michael Moorin ’16 with clerk Sarah Breslow ’08 at the chambers of Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak ’75.

WLRN - Miami Herald News


Service in the Communities


Baker Industries

“Dashaya made a real impact on our population of vulnerable adults. She got to know many of them and was able to interact one-on-one. She worked very closely with our co-founder, Charlie Baker, to set up the production line and then supervise the job to the finish with extensive quality control inspections. Dashaya is a gem – she possesses an infectious enthusiasm for life.”

-Turk Thacher ’62, Supervisor Intern: Dashaya Foreman ’16

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission “Joe was always willing to jump in and do last minute research projects. For example, as we brainstormed issues that might come up in a Congressional hearing, he would do the research immediately and efficiently. His willingness to tackle any project and his research skills impressed us.”

-Cheryl LaFleur ’75, Chairman of FERC Intern: Joseph LoPresti ’15

2014 Community Partners Ada S. McKinley Community Service Organization American Repertory Ballet Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) B-SAFE Baker Industries, Inc. Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Boston Children’s Hospital Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Career Transitions for Dancers Center for Public Integrity Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Children’s National Medical Center Children’s Scholarship Fund City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Climate Central Community Access Crisis Ministry of Mercer County Curtis Institute of Music Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Descanso Gardens Guild Epiphany School Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Field Museum Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone Huntington Library Isles Jumpstart for Young Children Lawyers for Children Legacies of War Legal Action Center Legal Services of New Jersey Make a Wish Foundation Mercer Street Friends Food Bank Montefiore Medical Center My Friend’s Place National Children’s Research Centre National Institutes of Health National Network to End Domestic Violence Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County NatureBridge

New York City Center - Fall for Dance New York Public Library North Star Academy Office of Community Partnerships Presidential Commission - Study of Bioethical Issues Princeton University Summer Journalism Program Quebec-Labrador Foundation Santa Monica Orthopedics Group Scholar Academies Seattle Children’s Hospital Smile Train Supportive Housing Network of NY Tennessee Justice Center The Resource Foundation uAspire (formerly ACCESS) Umoja Student Development Corporation University of Virginia School of Medicine US District Court, Eastern District of NY Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Washington University School of Medicine WLRN-Miami Herald News

Making a Difference


Epiphany School “For years now, PICS interns have been making a huge impact in the lives of children and families here at Epiphany School, but the experience also changes them. As Princeton students, they have enormous capacity to make a positive impact, and these internships help them understand that. Supporting PICS not only makes a difference in the lives of the people being served, but supporting PICS also changes the lives of the students. More than one has said it was the most “real” thing they did during their years at Princeton and was something they could carry with them for the rest of their School is an independent, tuitionlives. Investing in their education by supporting PICS makes a real and Epiphany free middle school for children of economically lasting difference in these young people who will themselves make a disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods. difference in the lives of others. The leverage is tremendous. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of both the students and the organizations their work supports.” -The Rev. John H. Finley, IV

Head of Epiphany School “Most people, including myself, wake up everyday to follow a routine. Many children end up going to school because they have to or they have nothing else to do; adults do the same with their job. When I worked with the student, I woke up to push her to do her best. I woke up without complaining so that she could accomplish one more goal. But most importantly I woke up so she could believe in herself. Waking up for her gave my life a purpose, that filled me with peace.”

-Denisse Calle ’16 2014 intern

Julianna Wright ’17 and Denisse Calle ’16

Global Health and U.S. Health Policy Scholars: PICS Interns Daniel Sikavi ’16 and Lena Sun ’16 Daniel Sikavi ’16 and Lena Sun ’16, both former PICS interns, were selected as Class of 2016 Global Health and U.S. Health Policy Scholars, respectively, by the Center for Health and Wellbeing at the Woodrow Wilson School. The program funds health-related internships or research on health-related topics during the summer before senior year. Daniel, a PICS intern at Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone in 2014, will be studying the dynamics of infectious disease among North African migrants in France. Lena was a PICS intern at the Children’s National Medical Center in 2013 and the Association of American Medical Colleges in 2014. She is planning to study the potential of locating “hot spots” of high utilizers of health care, a process for identifying the most costly patients in a given population and Above: Lena Sun ’16 at AAMC. Below: Daniel Sikavi ’16 helping them to address complex health and social needs. (left) with Dr. and Mrs. Marty Eichelberger ’67 & S’67.


An Enduring Impact

Jared Nicholson ’08 Intern at Discovering Justice and Jumpstart Jared, a former PICS intern, graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2008. Following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 2014, he was selected as a Skadden Fellow and is currently a staff attorney at Northeast Legal Aid.

Interning at Discovering Justice in 2005 as a rising sophomore and at Jumpstart in 2006 as a rising junior has definitely impacted my life after Princeton. I built lasting relationships and gained helpful insight from seeing two great organizations in action. I still keep in touch with people I worked with at both Jumpstart and Discovering Justice, as well as one of my alumni mentors. I learned a lot about leadership from my supervisor at Jumpstart. She now works in a community I hope to serve in my new job – Lawrence, MA, which means I expect to continue to learn from her. A member of the Princeton Class of 1969 and my mentor the summer I worked at Jumpstart has been an inspiring role model since I first met him. He has offered very helpful career advice on numerous occasions, as I contemplated entering (and subsequently did enter) his chosen profession as a lawyer. He even generously set me up to speak with some of his law partners when I was deciding what kind of law to pursue. The COO of Discovering Justice when I was there continues to be a leader in the Boston nonprofit sector and has been very generous over the years with her time and encouragement. A former board member of Discovering Justice has been another terrific role model. He invited me to visit him at his place of work on more than one occasion and shared his considerable insight into the legal profession. He also generously introduced me to other interesting, accomplished lawyers. In addition to developing those relationships, spending two summers at two impressive nonprofits has affected my career choices through the lessons I learned. Jumpstart and Discovering Justice both did great work, and they did it in different ways. Discovering Justice was younger and smaller; Jumpstart was more established and national in scope. The contrasts made me think about organizational design and improvement more broadly, which is part of what led me into management consulting at McKinsey & Company after college. Discovering Justice’s law-related mission introduced me to a lot of lawyers early in my college career, and they gave me

great advice. They recommended, for instance, that I get work experience before law school and served as role models when I finally did make the decision to leave McKinsey to go to law school. The great work done at both those organizations and the fulfillment I saw their people get by doing it were part of what inspired me to do public interest work after I graduated from Harvard Law School last spring. Recently, I started a twoyear legal aid fellowship at Northeast Legal Aid in Lynn and Lawrence, MA, sponsored by the Skadden Foundation, to do a project providing free legal assistance to small businesses on transactional matters. The goal is to contribute to community economic development in Lynn and Lawrence by helping low-income clients overcome barriers to small businessled growth that benefits those communities. My work at Discovering Justice, made possible by Princeton Project 55, and at Jumpstart, made possible by the Princeton Class of 1969 Community Service Fund, played a very important role in getting me to the point of starting this work.

Jared Nicholson ’08 with 2014 PICS and Project 55 interns at a gathering hosted by the Princeton Association of New England.

Giving Back PrinceThon

8 hours 200+ students $8,000+

raised for PICS community partner organization, The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation


Princeton University students held a dance marathon (PrinceTHON) on May 6, 2014, to raise funds to support the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System, a PICS community partner organization. The event was organized by Princeton student Yeri Lee, who was a PICS intern at the Sheikh Zayed Institute in 2013. The co-organizers were three other Princeton students - Frank Woo, Shreya Nathan and Medha Ranka. “We believe that every child deserves to live a long, happy life,” said Yeri. “By supporting SZI, we are helping invest in novel, practical improvements in the health field to enable less invasive procedures and shorter hospital stays.” The event was held at the Frist Student Center on the Princeton campus. The kickoff speakers were Maxwell Houston, Assistant Director of Development, Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Kevin Cleary, PhD, Technical Director of the Bioengineering Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute. Mr. Houston explained the importance of philanthropy alongside the mission of a children’s hospital. Dr. Cleary described some of the advances that the institute is making, including body-mounted robots to enable procedures inside an MR imaging suite. Following the speakers, local dance experts led the participants through a series of choreographed steps to the popular song “Timber” by recording artist Ke$ha. Pizza was served, and everyone danced the night away while videos played, featuring Children's National patients naming their favorite songs (to which the students danced). By the end of the evening, over 200 students participated and over $8,000 was raised!

Transforming Lives


The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County provides food and financial assistance to low-income individuals. Located in Princeton, NJ and Trenton, NJ, the Crisis Ministry serves approximately 1,400 clients each month.

Left: Sue Rodgers S’56 and Romario Castro ’17. Above: Romario with Crisis Ministry staff and Alumni Partner Kathy Gaffney S’69.

Sue Rodgers S’56 Sue Rodgers S’56 and her late husband Robert Rodgers ’56 have been sponsoring summer interns at the Crisis Ministry for close to 20 years. Sue says, “I am so glad to be able to underwrite this financially, so that the interns can get down there and see the other side of the tracks, so to speak, and to hone some skills at working at a place like the Crisis Ministry. I get very upset when I hear people say that today’s young people aren’t thinking about service, and here at Princeton, they definitely are.”

Romario Castro ’17 Romario Castro ’17, a resident of Trenton, was the 2014 PICS intern at Crisis Ministry. “Having lived in the city my whole life, I’m very familiar with the environment that Trenton creates for residents. I applied initially because I wanted to make a difference in somebody’s life. Aiding a few people in avoiding eviction was really important to me because I can empathize with the people from the environment. We’re both products of that same environment, so having that responsibility and then accomplishing what we set out to do as part of the Crisis Ministry was just a really, really empowering event in the internship. Interns gain a different perspective on life. In college, the atmosphere can be very distant from that of real life, and for people in Trenton, that atmosphere can be very detrimental. Circumstances are very hard for some residents. They live paycheck to paycheck. Things happens. If something comes up, and all of a sudden they can’t pay for their housing, then they’re in danger of losing the only measure of sustainability that they have as Trenton residents. That’s why I volunteer for Crisis Ministry because we try to sustain that housing, and that’s very, very important for people’s livelihood.”

Supporting our Community


Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

SJP recently completed its 13th year. The 10-day program takes place every August, and is allexpenses-paid for the 25 high school juniors who attend. SJP was founded and is still run by four Princeton alumni from the class of 2001. We are, to our knowledge, the country’s only program that seeks to identify extraordinarily talented, extremely low-income aspiring journalists (combined parental income of under $45,000) from some of the most disadvantaged high schools and neighborhoods in the country, and helps them find a pathway to elite schools. Demand for the program remains enormous. Last year, we had more than 200 applicants for 25 spots.

Thank you for your continued support of the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (SJP). The funding of our internship through the Forbes Family Fund—and before that, through normal PICS funds— has been a lifeline for our small but dedicated organization. Our relationship with PICS is foundational to the program. SJP literally could not exist at this point without the PICS intern. Each summer, the PICS intern takes responsibility for organizing the entire program, and then leading the program during the 10 days that students and counselors are on campus. Because all the directors of the program have intense full-time jobs, we simply could not plan the program each summer without the leadership of the PICS intern. Indeed, this position is really less an internship than an opportunity for a Princeton student to use his or her entrepreneurial skills to build a program each summer—drawing on the template we have in place, but also inevitably leaving his or her own personality and imprint on the entire program. We are also proud of the other connections we have with PICS. Two alumni of our program have gone on to serve as PICS interns for SJP. I am also proud to be an alum of PICS. I did two PICS internships, in 1998 and 2000, while I was an undergrad at Princeton. Both were incredibly valuable experiences. While we are extremely proud of the program’s success, our one struggle has always been raising enough money to keep going. Without the PICS funding, we would have a truly difficult time making SJP happen in 2015.

Our partnership with PICS has been extraordinarily valuable to SJP—and to all the students and interns who have been part of the program. We are so grateful for what your past support has helped SJP to accomplish, and we look forward to working with you in 2015 and beyond.

-Richard Just ’01 Founding Director, SJP


Thank you to our 2014 Supporters We made it!

Thanks to more than 183 individuals and organizations, we raised over our Annual Campaign goal of $175,000! Visionaries: $10,000+ Ambassadors: $5,000 - $9,999 Patrons: $2,500 - $4,999 Sponsors: $1,000 - $2,499 Contributors: $500 - $999 Friends: Up to $499



Robert A. Axelrod ’69 Andrew & Melora Balson ’88 J. William & Anne S. Charrier ’69 & H’69 Charles C. Freyer ’69 Paul Haaga ’70


Robert Andre ’69 Kathy Gaffney S’69 P. Michael Gummeson ’78 Randall Hack ’69


Ralph E. Binder ’70 James A. Gregoire ’69 Richard C.J. Kitto ’69 Robert V. Loveman ’69 Suzanne M. McSorley ’77

James C. Alley ’69 Stewart F. Aly ’69 Gerard W. Asher ’63 John F. Assini ’69 C. Tim Barner ’69 Melissa Bean Jay W. Bestmann ’69 Dickson Boenning ’69 Richard Bott ’69 James W. Brockardt Douglas John Brown ’69 Robert C. Brown ’69 Tom Bryant Richard H. Burroughs ’69 V. Stevens Carter ’69 John Z. Carter ’69 Anne Charrier H’69 Ronald J. Chin ’69 R. Frank Dalton, Jr. ’69 Brian Danielewicz ’02 Bruce R. DeBolt ’69 Albert H. Dudley, III ’69 Robert K. Durkee ’69 J. William Earle ’69 R. Tim Ebenreiter ’69 Dan J. Epstein ’69

Richard A. Etlin ’69 Celia A. Felsher ’76 Roger Fingerlin ’69 Brian D. Fitzgerald ’98* Robert A. Flohr ’69 Silas B. Foot, III ’69 Edward C. Frank ’69 Claus Frank ’69 Stephen Frankel ’69 Michael J. Fremuth ’69 Robert Gang ’69 Harold B. Gardner, Jr. ’69 G. Michael Gehret ’69 Ed Goodell John M. Goodman ’69 Jim E. Gregoire Neal F. Grenley ’69 Woodruff W. Halsey ’69 John B. Hanks ’69 William H. Hardy ’69 Daniel H. Harman, III ’69 James E. Hartling ’69 Robert L. Herbst ’69 William Hill ’69 John F. Hockenberry ’69 James H. Hoeland ’69 Nicholas R. Hoff ’69


Princeton Area Alumni Association Princeton Association of New England Princeton Class of 1956 Crisis Ministry Fund In Memory of Bob Rodgers ’56 Princeton Class of 1967 Princeton Class of 1969 Community Service Fund Princeton Class of 1975 Diane K. Weeks Fund


Jaromir Babika ’69 William C. Benjamin ’69 Dina Brewer ’88 Thomas A. Cooper, Jr. ’69 John B. Draper ’69 Richard C. Edwards ’69 Marty Eichelberger ’67 James A. Floyd ’69 Bruce J. Hillman ’69 Seva Kramer H’69 Jeremy J. M. Hubball ’69 Thomas C. Hudnut ’69 Thomas Huggett ’69 Earle S. Irwin ’69 Mark W. Janis ’69 Eric T. Johnson ’69 Jeffrey A. Kaplan ’69 Lawrence S. Kegeles ’69 Colleen Kelly ’77 Stephen Kennedy ’69 Charles M. Kerr ’69 Earl T. Kivett ’69 Scott A. Kruse ’69 Thomas D. Kuczmarski P’08 James J. Kuzmick ’69 Rob Laset ’02* Dawn Leaness ’06* Ira Leeds ’06* Bruce W. MacDonald ’69 Joseph P. Marshall, Jr. ’69 Roderick Matheson, III ’69 Michael E. McCrory ’69 John McGannon ’69 E. Robert Meaney ’69 Paul Mendis ’69 Kenneth B. Mertz ’69 J. Christopher Meyer, III ’69

Charlene Huang Olson ’88 Eve G. Lesser ’77 Clay McEldowney ’69

Jeff & Maureen Marston ’69 & S’69 Steven Peri ’70 Robert Raymar ’69 James Santos ’81 Paul Sittenfeld ’69 Hayden Smith ’69 Mary Strother ’90 Thomas P. Weidner ’69 Robert J. Wolfe ’69 Alan G. Meyers ’69 Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01* Lawrence B. Morris ’69 Harry Murray ’69 Mary Newburn ’97 Stuart Nierenberg ’69 Jesse S. Okie ’69 Christine O’Neill ’06 & Matt Musa ’05 William Pape ’69 Marcia Passavant Alfred G. Piranian ’69 Thomas R. Pirelli ’69 Michael E. Porter ’69 Gregory D. Purcell ’69 Stuart & Deborah Rabner ’82 & S’82, P’15 Charles R. Ragan ’69 Cleveland D. Rea, Jr. ’69 Sheldon J. Reaven ’69 Kathleen Reilly-Streicher Charles E. Roh, Jr. ’69 Bruce D. Rosenberg ’69 Morton M. Rosenfeld ’69 David A. Rothenberger ’69 Robert J. Saner, II ’69 Alexander C. Sanger ’69

Princeton Class of 1977 Community Service Fund Princeton Club of Chicago Princeton Club of Philadelphia Princeton University Center for Health & Wellbeing Global Health Policy Program


Anonymous Richard S. Brach ’69 Thacher W. Brown ’69 Robert Ehret ’67 James T. Gaffney ’69 Stephen D. Houck ’69 Harold A. Jerry ’69 Yung Bong & Peggy Lim ’87 & S’87 Jeri Schaefer John Vennema ’70

Frederick Savage ’69 Walter Schanbacher ’73 Roger W. Schmenner ’69 Heinz G. Schmidt ’69 Bruce Schundler ’70 Douglas P. Seaton ’69 Randall T. Shepard ’69 George J. Sheridan, Jr. ’69 Clyn Smith, III ’69 James Smith ’92 George M. Stern ’69 Brooke C. Stoddard ’69 John R. Tatum ’69 John H. Thacher ’62 Dale E. Thomas ’69 Bob Thompson ’69 Sheri Urowsky-Kole Harry A. Volz, III ’69 G. Martin Wagner ’69 Walter H. Walne ’69 Wayne Wilson ’69 Roy Xiao ’14* Paul Zoubeck ’78 Ellen Zuckerman ’07

*Former PICS intern


Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Robert McEldowney Jr. Family Foundation Charrock Foundation Gaffney Foundation Halpern Trust

**Correction to 2013 donors: Marty Eichelberger ’67, Sponsor

An Investment in the future


2014 Revenue 58% - Community Partners 19% - Other Restricted Funding


Restricted Internship Funding

7% 29% - Individual Unrestricted Donations

27% Unrestricted Donations

66% Restricted Internship Funding

6% - Class of 1975 Diane K. Weeks Fund

13% Work Study

4% - Class of 1977 Community Service Fund

Unrestricted Donations 10% - Class of 1969 Dues Checkoff

61% - Board Donations

2014 Expenses 15% G&A*

Your support has kept PICS vibrant and growing. Generous support from 183 individuals, alumni clubs, University partners and classes has totaled more than $175,000.

85% Program Support

We are committed to sound fiscal management that will ensure our sustainability in the future and enable us to maintain a legacy for future Princetonians. In this, our 18th year, we have increased our donor base with outreach to community-service-minded alumni classes, clubs, and individuals. * G&A includes internship development, fundraising, marketing and communications, and administration. Complete financial statement available upon request.

Building Relationships


Sue McSorley ’77 “I cannot say enough good things about my experience with PICS and with the PICS interns for whom I have served as an alumni partner. The PICS interns continually surprise and impress and energize me with their interest, engagement and enthusiasm, not to mention their passion and intelligence. At the end of the summer I am convinced that I got a lot more out of the mentoring relationship than I put into it!” “My relationship with my alumni partner, Sue McSorley, was fantastic. She was very involved and we met quite regularly. She gave me advice about how to obtain valuable work and had great insights as well. This was certainly one of the more valuable aspects of my summer.”

-Jameil Brown ’16

2014 interns at an event hosted by alumni partner Sue McSorley ’77.

Ralph Binder ’70 “My involvement with Princeton Internships in Civic Service over the last 10 years has been extremely rewarding. The students I have met are intelligent, energetic and committed to improving our world in one way or another. It gives me tremendous hope for the future and I feel like a better person for helping them to achieve their goals.” “The best part of my PICS internship was the support and guidance that I received from my PICS supervisor and alumni partner. My alumni partner (Ralph Binder) was generous enough to take his five interns out to dinner early on during the summer, and invited us all to his house for a barbeque late in the summer. It was incredible to have such a supportive network during my 10 weeks at Montefiore. ”

-Cricket Gullickson’15

New York City interns gather at Montefiore Medical Center for a presentation by Melissa Cebollero, Director of Health & Human Services, Bronx Borough President’s Office with David Tanner ’80 Chairman of the Board of Governors, Dr. Peter Shamamian, Vice President & Quality Control Officer, Dr. Brandon Yongue, Dr. David Loundsbury, Barbara & Dr. Ralph Binder S’70 & ’70

Thank you to our 2014 Alumni Partners Bruce Adams ’70 Bob Andre ’69 Bob Axelrod ’69 Patrick Beattie ’04 Bill Benjamin ’69 Ralph Binder ’70 Gordon Bonnyman ’69 Alexis Branagan ’10 Randy Burt ’96 Anne Charrier H’69 Bill Charrier ’69 Christine Chen ’97 Susan Chi ’90 Melinda Chu ’03 Michael Cunningham ’77 Sharon Danks ’93

Marc Diamond ’87 John Draper ’69 Marty Eichelberger ’67 Robert Falk ’85 Evan Fieldston ’98 Claus Frank ’69 Chuck Freyer ’69 Kathy Gaffney S’69 Brenna Greenwald ’04 Blythe Haaga ’05 Paul Haaga ’70 John Hanks ’69 Paul Hanle ’69 Bruce Hillman ’69 Steve Houck ’69 Rick Kitto ’69

Katie Krum ’04 Katie Kuga-Wenner ’04 Cheryl LaFleur ’75 Brett Leghorn ’04 Nina Lightdale ’96 Bob Loveman ’69 Sue McSorley ’77 Chris Meyer ’69 Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01 Cathy Milton S’69 Chris Milton ’69 Larry Morris ’69 Philip Murphy ’75 Richard Ober ’65 Dave Offensend ’75 Cheryl Pollack ’75

Brad Racette ’88 Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky ’04 Richard Rampell ’74 Walt Schanbacher ’73 Bruce Schirmer ’75 Cathy Shu ’04 Howard Snyder ’65 Bruce Sokler ’71 Jeff Sprowles ’69 George Stern ’69 Mary Strother ’90 Turk Thatcher ’62 Frank Trinity ’85 Melissa Turitz ’03 Lindsey White ’04 Brian Zack ’72

Help PICS Grow SUPPORT the PICS program The wide range of exciting opportunities offered by PICS to Princeton undergraduates is made possible through the generosity of our committed alumni and friends, as well as class partnerships and alumni club support.


COLLABORATE create an internship Do you work in a nonprofit or support a nonprofit? If so, consider creating a PICS internship.


with an intern

Alumni Partners have a remarkable impact on our summer interns and receive the benefit of experiencing the summer journey through the eyes of a young adult. Many of our Alumni Partners maintain lifelong relationships with their students and find their own connection to Princeton wonderfully invigorated.

2014 interns at a New Jersey/Philadelpha barbeque hosted by Sandy Rea ’69.

“The Princeton Club of Chicago values the chance to support PICS internships as a way to provide deeper roots for students contemplating a career in service, and as a way to more deeply connect our alma mater to communities within Chicago seeking talented assistance.” -Mary Newburn ’97 President, Princeton Club of Chicago

Michael Chang ’16 with Alumni Partner and supervisor Susan Chi ’90.

VOLUNTEER make a difference Become a volunteer on one of our committees. Your skills and leadership will make a difference in the lives of our current undergraduates. Please contact Jeri Schaefer, Executive Director, at The Princeton Club of Philadelphia and area alumni join their PICS interns for brunch at Naval Hall, the U.S. Naval Academy prior to its move to Annapolis.

SUPPORT PICS now through:

PICS depends on your support to meet our operating and programming needs every year. While the University provides for our student program coordinator and houses our offices, 100% of our program and staffing costs are underwritten by supporters like you. Make PICS a philanthropic priority and give generously as our partner in giving these eager students the ability to make a difference in communities across the country and the world.

• tax deductible charitable contributions directly to PICS • a gift from your Class or Alumni Association • a gift of stock • planned giving Donate now at

For additional information, contact: Jeri Schaefer Executive Director, PICS 609-258-2682

Chuck Freyer ’69 Chairman, PICS 610-254-4242

Board of Directors and Officers Chuck Freyer ’69, Chairman of the Board Eve Lesser ’77, Treasurer Chip Jerry ’69, General Counsel Ralph Binder ’70, Internship Operations & Oversight Chair Bill Charrier ’69, University Relations Chair Jim Gregoire ’69, Financial Planning & Nominating Chair Suzanne McSorley ’77, Internship Development Chair Bob Axelrod ’69, Development Co-Chair Bob Raymar ’69, Development Co-Chair Bob Loveman ’69, Special Gifts Chair Kimberly de los Santos, Director, Pace Center, ex officio Paul Sittenfeld ’69, Secretary Class of 1969, ex officio

Bob Andre ’69 Dina Brewer ’88 Anne Charrier H’69 John Draper ’69 Marty Eichelberger ’67 Jim Floyd ’69 Kathy Gaffney S’69 Steve Houck ’69 Rick Kitto ’69 Dawn Leaness ’06* Jeff Marston ’69 Maureen Marston S’69

Clay McEldowney ’69 Sandy Rea, Jr. ’69 Hayden Smith ’69 Turk Thacher, Jr. ’62 Tom Weidner ’69 Bob Wolfe ’69

Emeritus Board:

Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01* Steve Peri ’70 *Former PICS intern Layout and Graphic Design by Shirley Zhu ’16

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