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Inspiring lifelong commitment to service

Annual Report


By the numbers... In 2015, 444 students applied for PICS internships. Of the applicants, 28% were juniors, 42% were sophomores, and 30% were freshmen. 115 students were placed in internships, a 23% increase from 2014.

Continuing to Grow



The Year in Review Dear Friends and Supporters, It is hard to describe the excitement that fills all of us at PICS as we assess the success of our Summer 2015 program, and the prospects for the Summer 2016 program. It is matched only by the overwhelming sense of gratitude we feel to our many generous friends in the Princeton alumni community and our other donors. Their incredible financial support which allows PICS to provide so many incredible experiences to Princeton undergraduates. Two short years ago, when PICS placed some 74 interns, our board challenged itself and our incredible Executive Director Jeri Schaefer to double the size of the program in 3 years to better address the student demand; 400-450 students apply for our internships each year.

Chuck Freyer ’69

We made significant progress in 2015 by fielding 115 interns in 83 organizations across the United States and abroad, representing 50% growth toward our goal. Another measure of our success is that this year we will surpass the milestone of our 1000th intern, and at the rate we are now growing 1500 and 2000 interns cannot be far in the future. That is a lot of young lives that we will have affected. The reality is that experiential learning of the kind that PICS internships provide does in many cases have a very great impact on the interns, confirming or changing initial career objectives. Many of our interns find that the civic and community service positions they hold are so personally rewarding that they elect to either pursue similar positions after graduation, or commit to play an active role in one or more non-profits in addition to their primary career activities. Either way, the communities in which they live will benefit greatly from their multiple talents. Watching and facilitating this process gives the PICS board great pleasure, while providing the motivation necessary to enable us to meet our goal of doubling the program’s size.

Jeri Schaefer

This would not be possible without your financial support – which enables PICS to operate as an independent alumni organization AND undergraduates to apply for PICS internships regardless of student aid status. Please join us in offering life changing opportunities to Princeton undergraduates by making a donation at, or by contacting either of us to volunteer to be an alumni partner to a Princeton undergraduate or to suggest a new internship.

Jeri Schaefer, Executive Director

Chuck Freyer ’69, Chairman of the Board


About PICS


PICS placed students in internships in over 30 cities in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Bermuda, and France.

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.

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 mentors. 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 The PICS Student Advisory Council has been social services, community working to improve visibility on campus. development, education, and the arts. PICS is a multi-class nonprofit organization whose mission is 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.

2015 D.C. interns at a barbeque hosted by Bill & Anne Charrier ’69 & H’69


An UnforgettableExperience

“The internship exceeded my expectations - I was not expecting to leave with such a sense of fulfillment and attachment to the organization itself. The Chief Nursing Officer assured that our research would not end here but would cause changes to be implemented in the hospital due to our work.”

Ellen Roop ’17

Baker Industries

Education Outside

“I enjoyed this internship precisely because I enjoyed the work so much. It was work I could believe in—providing jobs to vulnerable adults who would otherwise be unable to find employment. A job isn’t just a means of making money; it’s also a means of providing oneself with a measure of purpose and dignity.”

“I am so impressed with the work Education Outside does in advancing science education and sparking children’s interest in nature through teaching outside in school gardens. I gained a unique insight into how a nonprofit, more specifically, a service-based nonprofit, operates. The organization’s work and the staff ’s drive/ office culture has really piqued my interest in sustainability, education, and especially healthy eating.”

Robin Spiess ’17

Internship supported by the Princeton Club of Philadelphia

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York “Through PICS, I had a remarkably edifying summer with Judge Pollak ’75. In my Marshall application, I described how I hope to use law as a tool for social justice in my legal career, and working for her showed me the power of law to make transformative change in the lives of marginalized communities. This dynamic program was both inspiring and influential for my career path.”

Duncan Hosie’16

Hosie was a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship for 2016. Internship supported by the Class of 1975 Diane K. Weeks Fund

Lindy Zeng’18

Duncan Hosie ’16 with Alumni Partner and Supervisor Chief Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak ’75 and PICS intern Jameil Brown ’16.

Children’s National Health System


Service in the Communities American Repertory Ballet “Kat was prepared for everything she did here at ARB. Between her exceptional writing skills, attention to detail, and enthusiasm, she was a welcome member of our team. Kat’s enthusiasm is contagious and is only matched with her rigorous work ethic. Nothing disappointed me.”

-Alexis Branagan ’11, Supervisor, Alumni Partner, and former PICS Intern Intern: Kat Giordano ’18

Internship supported by Princeton Area Alumni Association

One Simple Wish “Aliisa is incredibly intuitive and that impressed me, especially to see someone at her age not just be able to grasp big concepts but to be able to then create materials and products that so beautifully and accurately reflect those concepts with little input from a team. She is incredibly creative, kind, patient and dedicated. Nothing about her disappointed. I would hire her if I could!”

-Danielle Gletow, Supervisor Intern: Aliisa Lee ’16

2015 Community Partners

92Y American Repertory Ballet Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) Association of American Medical Colleges B-SAFE (Bishop’s Summer Academic & Fun Enrichment) Program Baker Industries BIOS (Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences) Boston Children’s Hospital Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Camden Prep CATA (The Farmworker Support Committee) Chicago Children’s Museum Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Children’s National Health System, Nursing Children’s National Health System, Surgery Children’s National Health System, The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Children’s National Health System, Volunteer Services Children’s Scholarship Fund Climate Central Community Access Crisis Ministry of Mercer County Curtis Institute of Music Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center Education Outside

Epiphany School Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Field Museum Harlem RBI Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens Isles Jumpstart for Young Children Lawyers For Children Legacies of War Legal Action Center Legal Services of New Jersey Little Kids Rock Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust MedStar Health Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Montefiore Medical Center Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care My Friend’s Place National Children’s Research Centre National Institutes of Health National Museum of American Jewish History National Network to End Domestic Violence Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County NatureBridge New York City Center New York Public Library North Star Academy

One Heartland One Simple Wish Opera Philadelphia Partners for the Common Good Poverty & Race Research Action Council Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Princeton AlumniCorps Princeton University Summer Journalism Program Princeton-Blairstown Center Quebec-Labrador Foundation Results for Development (R4D) Santa Monica Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group Scholar Academies Seattle Children’s Hospital Smile Train Springboard Collaborative Supportive Housing Network of New York Tennessee Justice Center The Resource Foundation Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine Transforming Education uAspire UMOJA Development Corporation University of Virginia School of Medicine US. District Court, Eastern District Wake Forest School of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine WLRN-Miami Herald News

Making a Difference


Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF) QLF exists to promote global leadership development, to support the rural communities and environment of eastern Canada and New England, and to create models for stewardship of natural resources and cultural heritage that can be shared worldwide.

I make an effort to go see all of my interns during the summer and I really enjoyed getting to know Anna and Joe at their location in Newfoundland. The meaningful part was getting to meet them and watch them work. As with so many of our program alumni, I’m still in touch with them and have appreciated hearing from them as the new year has begun for them. Service work has a variety of meanings to different people, but for me, it is all about being able to give back. Conducting these kinds of experiences and opportunities early in life sets a bar, and truly, it is never really early enough to get that bar established. Service work becomes a contribution: doing something for others and providing yourself as a resource for others. Service work for college students, young adults who Anna Maritz ’18 have had lots of enabling opportunities, affords them opportunities to work with others who are often times a little less exposed to the world. In a meaningful way, life is about making a contribution, not about taking. I think having these opportunities for service work help everyone to grow. These are the years when Princeton students are in their formative stages. They are looking for these experiences to provide some insight as to what they will do with their path and where will they find the opportunities to give back. That contribution will manifest itself. I feel very fortunate to be able to engage with PICS, because without it, how would I gain access to such an amazing pool of students like Joseph Abbate ’18 those at Princeton who want to give something from themselves to the world at large? I wouldn’t have a way to do it. So PICS becomes an enabling mechanism that helps my organization to be able to connect with Princeton students. In that way, PICS helps with the “brokerage” business of getting students who might be interested in QLF and then helps them with the interviewing process. Over many years we have been in collaboration with PICS, they have connected us with great students—this is because PICS knows us at QLF, what we are about and what we are looking for, and they’re wonderful about putting the right person in touch with us. As a result we’ve all benefitted. -Larry Morris ’69

President of QLF

“I think QLF did a great job of integrating systemic social change and an educational experience for me and the other interns. The various projects we were working on all involved community-based conservation, so systemic social change was a constant goal. We learned about specific conservation practices in Newfoundland, and particularly about just how important it is to understand the community we were working in and with. The internship was incredibly educational because I learned so much about the area, but also about community based conservation in general.” -Anna Maritz ’18

2015 intern


An Enduring Impact

Shirley Wu ’15 Intern at PU Summer Journalism Program and New York Public Library Shirley, a former PICS intern, graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2015 and was a member ot the PICS Student Advisory Council (SAC).

My PICS internships were one of the highlights of my time at Princeton. They allowed me to take the skills I had acquired through my studies and apply them in trying to help solve the problems that non-profits face. It was incredibly rewarding for me to see the real-world application and importance of the things I was studying and learning. More importantly though, they helped cultivate and foster an interest in the non-profit world and a desire to serve. I had interned in the private sector before, and my PICS internship experiences provided the perfect comparison. The contrast highlighted my desire to work with people who are passionate and cause-oriented. My PICS internships were pivotal moments -- I’ve always been interested in the arts, but could never really see myself working in that field. But working for Princeton University Summer Journalism Program and then the New York Public Library helped me realize that I could find the right niche for my skill set in the non-profit arts world. After my first PICS internship ended, I wanted to find a way to stay involved with PICS. It was such an incredible experience for me and I wanted to share that experience with other Princeton students. I joined the SAC in its inaugural year as the Communications chair. My job was to get the word out, and to increase PICS’s presence on campus. Programs like IIP are well-known by students and well-advertised by Career Services, but PICS didn’t have nearly the same kind of audience reach. I created a PICS Facebook page and Twitter, and worked with other student volunteers to develop a social media plan. With the help of the rest of SAC, I also helped plan on-campus events such as information sessions in the fall, Q&A sessions for prospective interns with past PICS interns, and various other events to raise PICS’s profile. For me, SAC was an opportunity to give back to PICS, an organization that had helped me define my career desires.

It was so rewarding to see the PICS program grow, to hear more students on campus talk about PICS, and to interact with each year’s PICS intern class and hear their experiences. I think the most valuable thing I’ve done for PICS was helping to lay the foundation for SAC’s future growth. Creating SAC and defining its purpose was a huge challenge, but I’d like to think that I helped create a venue for PICS interns’ voices to be heard by the program at large. It’s so important to have feedback and buy-in from interns in order for the program to continue to grow and flourish. I hope that PICS SAC will continue to expand, that every Princeton student will know about PICS, and that more and more students will have the opportunity to work for a non-profit or civic service organization at some point in their Princeton career to really round out their learning experience. After graduation, I took some time off to travel and reboot. I’m now working in strategy at an asset manager, and I still volunteer with a non-profit. I recently moved to New York and am looking to get involved with the vibrant arts community here as well. My goal is to be working in nonprofit strategy in a few years, helping museums and music organizations develop plans to sustain themselves financially, as well as to fulfill their mission, whether that be arts education or simply reaching a wider audience. While I’m not on campus anymore, PICS is never far from my mind. I’ve come across a few organizations in New York City that I thought would be exciting places to intern, and so I’ve reached out and asked them to become PICS partner organizations. As much as I can, I like to help develop new internship opportunities. I’m always keeping an eye out for interesting organizations I would have wanted to work at! In a couple of years, I hope I’ll have the opportunity to serve as a PICS Alumni Partner. My alumni partners, Rick Kitto and Dave Offensend, were amazing supporters and mentors, and I would love to have the opportunity to support future PICS interns.

Transforming Lives


Marty Eichelberger ’67 “While I have been fortunate enough to meet and share experiences with a number of special people, my interactions with Dr. Ike stand alone as the most impactful. I have known Dr. Ike for over ten years now, and throughout those ten years, Dr. Ike has always acted as a mentor and role model for me. . . . The PICS program is just one small example of how Dr. Ike cares for the people that surround him and for the community at large.”


-Justin Murphy ’15

ho evokes such admiration on the part of Justin Murphy ’15? No one other than Dr. Martin (Marty) Eichelberger ’67, who is both something of a medical Renaissance Man, as well as a mainstay and Board member of Princeton Internships in Civic Service. Actually, Marty came to know Justin by operating on him to save his life when he was 12; he has since mentored Justin on his way to and through Princeton, and now medical school. An All-American and All-Ivy lacrosse player at Princeton in 1966, as well as an All-Ivy strong safety in football in 1965, Marty went on to medical school in Philadelphia and obtained pediatric surgical specialty, for which he trained at Case Western Reserve and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (under future Surgeon General C. Everett Koop). He became Director of Emergency Trauma and Burn Services at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC in 1981, where he developed a world renowned model of care for children and their families. Marty served in the Navy in the ‘70s and again in the rank of Commander during the first Gulf War. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. The articles he has written are legion as are the awards he has received. But Marty’s persistent passion has been the prevention of childhood injuries and death due to accidents and carelessness. To address that issue, he founded Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose common mission is to prevent accidental childhood injuries. Founded in 1988, this organization has led to a greater than 50% decline in the child death rate from accidents, due to child safety seats and child occupant protection laws, bicycle helmet requirements, playground safety guidelines and other similar initiatives. Marty was introduced to PICS some years ago, and has not only developed internships for Princeton undergrads at Children’s National Medical Center and Safe Kids, all of whom he personally mentors, but has been instrumental in developing some 30 other medical internships for PICS around the country among his Princeton alumni and non alumni colleagues by dint of many phone calls and arm twists (using the strength and determination he developed playing lacrosse and football at Princeton).


Giving Back Paul Haaga, Jr. ’70

Paul G. Haaga Jr., is retired Chairman of the Board of Capital Research and Management Company, He is Vice Chairman and former acting CEO and President of NPR. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, and Emeritus Trustee of the Huntington Library, Museum and Gardens in San Marino. Paul is a Trustee for Princeton University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University Class of 1970, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, and a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School.

PICS is important for many reasons: it exposes students to service, both as a vocation and an avocation; it gives them a window into their particular skills and interests (for any career choice); it helps the non-profit with whom they work, particularly in bringing new ideas and approaches that only an outsider can bring; it takes students outside the ‘Princeton Bubble.’ -Paul Haaga ’70

“My alumni partner, Paul Haaga, was amazing. He is one of the most generous people I know and as a board member of My Friend’s Place along with the many other philanthropic activities he partakes in, he had a grasp on the organizations and their goals. Through Paul I was able to see a Dodger’s game and a Hollywood Bowl concert as well as hearing old Princeton stories which I loved. It was great to have him there and I knew he would happy to answer any questions I had.”

-Ariel Becker’17, My Friend’s Place Internships supported in 2015: Top: Adriana Stevenson ’17 and Paul Haaga ’70 at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Middle: Paul Haaga ’70 with 2015 LA area PICS interns at the Hollywood Bowl. Bottom: Paul Haaga ’70, Ariel Becker ’17, Mario Garcia ’18, and Heather Carmichael at My Friend’s Place.

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Field Museum Los Angeles Museum of Holocaust My Friend’s Place National History Museum of Los Angeles County


Creating a Legacy three generations of interns:

Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) “I had such a great experience in the PICS program that I wanted to try to give that to a current student. ACAP is very different from the AAMC [where I was an intern] – we’re a much smaller office (just 13 of us, instead of hundreds) but I thought that we would be able to provide a valuable experience for an intern. I also knew how well the PICS program was run, and was sure we’d get qualified, exciting applicants, so it was an obvious choice and easy to get my coworkers and supervisor on board with hiring a PICS intern.” -Rebecca Thorsness ’13

Top: Aleksandra Czulak ’17, 2015 ACAP intern, with Alumni Partner Jessica Flugge ’98 and supervisor Rebecca Thorsness ’13. Flugge and Thorsness were both former PICS interns. Bottom: Aleksandra Czulak ’17

“Becca made sure that I always had a project and she helped clarify topics and resources that I was new to. Becca had interned in D.C. as a PICS intern during college and she made sure that my internship experience was full, interesting, and flexible. It was wonderful to have a Princeton connection at the office and we had many conversations about Princeton, majors, fellowships, and post-grad opportunities.”

-Aleksandra Czulak ’17

Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group “The PICS experience challenges bright, talented Princeton students to translate their skills into making an impact on the world around them. You just can’t get that in a classroom.”

-Dr. Nina Lightdale ’96

L-R: Michael Gummeson ’78, Meredith Mihalopoulos ’18, Dr. Nina Lightdale ’96, Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, Gabriel Joseph ’18

“Sponsoring a PICS student has been one of the most rewarding things I have done. It enables me to make a donation that supports both a Princeton student that I am able to make a personal connection with as well as a cause that I believe strongly in. I find this far more rewarding than making a "blind" charitable donation.”

-Mike Gummeson’78

“My partnership with my alumni partners was fantastic. Both Mike Gummeson and Nina Lightdale went out of their way to ensure that I was comfortable in Santa Monica/Los Angeles, and was enjoying my time at SMOG. Dr. Lightdale was especially helpful when it came to working on my research project, and creating additional opportunities for us to see other aspects of medicine. Truly, I really enjoyed this part of the experience and think that it was really well done by Dr. Lightdale and Mr. Gummeson.”

-Gabriel Joseph ’18

Internships supported by Mike Gummeson ’78


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

Thank you to our 2015 Supporters VISIONARIES


Robert A. Axelrod ’69 Andrew & Melora Balson ’88 J. William & Anne S. Charrier ’69 & H’69 Charles C. Freyer ’69 Paul Haaga ’70 P. Michael Gummeson ’78 Richard C.J. Kitto ’69

Robert Andre ’69 Dina Brewer ’88 James A. Floyd ’69 Kathy Gaffney S’69


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

FRIENDS John Abbotts ’69 James C. Alley ’69 Stewart F. Aly ’69 Gerard W. Asher ’63 John F. Assini ’69 C. Tim Barner ’69 Jay W. Bestmann ’69 Dickson Boenning ’69 George T. Boggs ’69 Richard Bott ’69 Richard S. Brach ’69 John Andy Brown ’69 Douglas John Brown ’69 James. L Brown ’69 Robert C. Brown ’69 Roger K. Browning ’69 John P. Burgess ’69 Richard H. Burroughs ’69 V. Stevens Carter ’69 Ronald J. Chin ’69 Donald T. Cowles ’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 Gary R. Feulner ‘69 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 John M. Goodman ’69 Neal F. Grenley ’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

Randall Hack ’69 Clay McEldowney ’69 Eve G. Lesser ’77

SPONSORS Jaromir Babika ’69 Thomas A. Cooper, Jr. ’69 John B. Draper ’69 Marty Eichelberger ’67 Bruce J. Hillman ’69 Stephen D. Houck ’69 Seva Kramer H’69 Jeff & Maureen Marston ’69 & S’69 Christopher H. Milton ’69 Jeremy J. M. Hubball ’69 Thomas C. Hudnut ’69 Thomas Huggett ’69 Earle S. Irwin ’69 Mark Weston Janis ’69 Eric Thor 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 James J. Kuzmick ’69 Rob Laset ’02* Dawn Leaness ’06* Ira Leeds ’06* Harold Leslie ’69 Henry M.L. Lewis ’69 Bruce W. MacDonald ’69 Joseph P. Marshall, Jr. ’69 Roderick Matheson, III ’69 Michael E. McCrory ’69 John McGannon ’69 Frederick McKnight ’69 E. Robert Meaney ’69 Paul Mendis ’69

Steven Peri ’70 Robert Raymar ’69 Cleveland D. Rea, Jr. ’69 James Santos ’81 Paul Sittenfeld ’69 Hayden Smith ’69 Bruce Sokler ’71 Mary Strother ’90

Kenneth B. Mertz ’69 J. Christopher Meyer, III ’69 Alan G. Meyers ’69 Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01* Lawrence R. Mills ’69 Lawrence B. Morris ’69 Harry Murray ’69 Stuart Nierenberg ’69 Jesse S. Okie ’69 William Pape ’69 Alfred G. Piranian ’69 Thomas R. Pirelli ’69 Michael E. Porter ’69 Gregory D. Purcell ’69 Stuart Rabner ’82 Charles R. Ragan ’69 Sheldon J. Reaven ’69 Graham A. Richard ’69 George Richardson ’69 Jim Robertson ’91 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 Frederick Savage ’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

CONTRIBUTORS Thacher W. Brown ’69 Robert Ehret ’69 J. Randall Evans ’69 James T. Gaffney ’69 Harold A. Jerry ’69 Curtis Kehr ’69 Jeri Schaefer Dale E. Thomas ’69

Walter Schanbacher ’73 Roger W. Schmenner ’69 Heinz G. Schmidt ’69 Bruce Schundler ’70 Douglas P. Seaton ’69 Jeffrey Sharp ’80 Randall T. Shepard ’69 George J. Sheridan, Jr. ’69 Clyn Smith III ’69 David A. Spencer ’69 George M. Stern ’69 Brooke C. Stoddard ’69 John R. Tatum ’69 John H. Thacher, Jr. ’66, H’41 Bob Thompson ’69 Harry A. Volz III ’69 Peter Wade ’69 G. Martin Wagner ’69 Walter H. Walne ’69 Charles Whitehead ’69 Wayne Wilson ’69 Roy Xiao ’14* Ellen Zuckerman ’07

*Former PICS intern

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND COMMUNITY PARTNER DONORS: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Robert McEldowney Jr. Family Foundation Charrock Foundation Gaffney Foundation Halpern Family Foundation Community Partner Organizations


An Investment in the future Investment Earnings 48%


26% Unrestricted Donations

27% Restricted Internship Funding

70% Restricted Internship Funding


10% 6%

Restricted Funding Organizational Partners

Total Revenue Restricted Funding


Unrestricted Donations


Investment Earnings




Class of 1975


Class of 1977


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Expenses 19%

Internship Stipends


Other Program Services





$12,379 $4,951



Your support has kept PICS vibrant and growing. The financial results depicted are derived from the PICS audited financial statements for fiscal year 2015. These contain an unqualified audited opinion of Bedard, Kurowicki & Co. 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 20th year, we have increased our donor base with outreach to community-service-minded alumni classes, clubs, and individuals. Complete financial statement available upon request.


Building Relationships

Rob Khoury ’90 President, Princeton Club of Chicago

“I see service work keeping students grounded and giving them the opportunity to create new ways to make an impact on society.” “This internship (Chicago Children’s Museum) opened my eyes to the fluidity of careers and how finding a career is not like solving an equation. You don’t just add a Princeton education to a particular major and get a job that you will have for the rest of your life. This internship also introduced me to non-profits, but in the bigger picture, it showed me that doing something that helps positively impact people’s lives makes every Melana Hammel ’18 with James Smith ’92 (Chicago Chilchallenge or downfall worth the struggle. I have learned dren’s Museum (CCM) Board), Jennifer Prewitt ’98 (CCM Board), Alumni Partner Charlene Huang Olsen ’88, and Rob what it means to enjoy and love what you do.”

-Melana Hammel ’18

Khoury ’90 (President of the Princeton Club of Chicago).

Christine Loomis ’72

Princeton Club of NY Board Governor and Program Chair; Class of 1972 Treasurer

“Mentoring Jessica Kariisa was my hands-on experience with PICS, an extraordinary program offering students internships in public service and the non-profit sector. All [of the interns] were grateful for an experience of a lifetime that PICS contributors made possible. Next year my Class of 1972 will be ready to fund two students, an opportunity we have carefully selected.” “I had a great relationship with my alumni partner Christine Loomis. She introduced myself and the other PICS interns to the Princeton Club of NYC and she made sure to check in with me often.”

-Jessica Kariisa’18

New York City interns at the Princeton Club of New York with Alumni Partners Christine Loomis ’72 and Ralph Binder ’70.

Thank you to our 2015 Alumni Partners Allyson Alimansky ’96 Bob Andre ’69 Bob Axelrod ’69 Henry Barmeier ’10* Bill Benjamin ’69 Lorri Bentch ’91 Ralph Binder ’70 Gordon Bonnyman ’69 Alexis Branagan ’11* Jess Brondo Davidoff ’04 Robert Burkhardt ’62 Anne Charrier H’69 Bill Charrier ’69 Christine Chen ’97 Susan Chi ’90 Michael Cunningham ’77 Marty Eichelberger ’67 Courtney Everson ’03* Robert Falk ’85 Jessica Flugge ’98* Buck Foot ’69

Claus Frank ’69 Chuck Freyer ’69 Kathy Gaffney S’69 Natalie Gluck ’98 Brenna Greenwald ’04 Michael Gummeson ’78 Blythe Haaga ’05 Paul Haaga ’70 Paul Hanle ’69 Steve Houck ’69 Charlene Huang Olsen ’88 Molly Jamieson Eberhardt ’08 Arati Johnston ’84 Stephanie Judson S’69 Sharon Keld ’80 Jim Killinger ’95 Julie Kim ’92 Rick Kitto ’69 Bon Ku *09 Katie Kuga Wenner ’04 Cheryl LaFleur ’75

Roberto Laset ’02* Dawn Leaness ’06* Ayn Lever ’88 Abby Levy ’96 Nina Lightdale ’96 Joyce Lin Conrad ’02* Christine Loomis ’72 Bob Loveman ’69 Michael McCrory ’00 Sue McSorley ’77 Chris Meyer ’69 Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01* Chris Milton ’69 Cathy Milton S’69 Larry Morris ’69 Phil Murphy ’75 Richard Ober ’65 Christopher Olofson ’92 Cheryl Pollack ’75 Brad Racette ’88 Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky ’04

Richard Rampell ’74 Sandy Rea ’69 Walt Schanbacher ’73 Bruce Schirmer ’75 Cathy Shu ’04 Michael Smith ’97 Howard Snyder ’65 Bruce Sokler ’71 Jadrien Steele ’96 George Stern ’69 Mary Strother ’90 Tom Swift ’76 Turk Thacher, Jr. ’66, H’41 Erica Thaler ’86 Frank Trinity ’85 Dana Weinstein ’12* Lindsey White ’04 Jordan Winter ’97 *Former PICS intern


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. Cathy Milton S’69, Lisa Gong ’16, Rebecca Keener ’17, and Chris Milton ’69.

“I have had one or two interns at FERC every summer since I came to DC in 2010. Most have worked in my immediate office, but I have also placed a couple elsewhere in the organization. While from very different backgrounds, they have all been terrific—smart, mature, and nice kids. I have kept in touch with most of them and watched their careers start to unfold. In the beginning, I was worried about whether the whole experience would take more time than the value it would bring us, but that has not been an issue. I have been surprised how much a smart undergrad with a fresh set of eyes and good research skills can contribute. I have thrown various research and writing projects at them, and included them in meetings and conferences, and have been surprised by how quickly they master technical material.”

-Cheryl LaFleur ’75

Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulation Commission

Hannah Davinroy ’17 with Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulation Commission, Cheryl LaFleur ’75 .

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. Julie Kwong ’16, Molly Fisch-Friedman ’16, Lisa Gong ’16

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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 Kimberly de los Santos, Director, Pace Center, ex officio Paul Sittenfeld ’69, Secretary Class of 1969, ex officio

Bob Andre ’69 Dina Brewer ’88 John Andy Brown ’69 Marty Eichelberger ’67 Jim Floyd ’69 Kathy Gaffney S’69 Steve Houck ’69 Rick Kitto ’69 Dawn Leaness ’06* Jeff Marston ’69 Sandy Rea, Jr. ’69 Jim Robertson ’91 Hayden Smith ’69

Mary Strother ’90 Bob Wolfe ’69

Emeritus Board:

Anne Charrier H’69 John Draper ’69 Bob Loveman ’69, Maureen Marston S’69 Clay McEldowney ’69 Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01* Steve Peri ’70 Turk Thacher, Jr. ’66, H’41 Tom Weidner ’69 *Former PICS intern Layout and Graphic Design by Shirley Zhu ’16

2015 PICS Annual Report  
2015 PICS Annual Report