COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP DINNER the people of Trenton. Following a bid for mayor in 2014, Paul and Janet started PFT, a non-profit dedicated to educating youth, supporting seniors, and matching citizens of Trenton to existing resources. One example of their many successes involved PBC, when Paul and Janet mobilized PFT volunteers on extremely short notice to fill some open spots in PBC’s 2016 Summer Bridge Program, sending an additional 50 low-income young people and chaperones from Trenton public schools to PBC’s Blairstown campus for a week of academic and social-emotional enrichment programs. Most of these young people would not have left Trenton, had access to enriching academic experiences, swam in a lake, or practiced social-emotional skills without Paul and Janet’s quick action. Paul spoke of the joy students and their parents expressed upon their return from PBC, and PFT’s commitment to working with PBC in 2017.
n April 5th the Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) hosted its first annual Community Leadership Dinner at the beautiful Princeton Abbey to further strengthen our sense of community between Trustees, Honorary Trustees, Advisory Council members, Young Professionals Committee members, Senior Leaders, leadership donors, and spouses. Our evening’s program focused on poverty in Mercer County, especially what it means for young people and their families, and how PBC’s Summer Bridge program is helping to combat summer learning loss and provide young people living in poverty with positive role models. Two guest speakers and Pam Gregory, President & CEO of PBC, led the discussion. Jeffrey Vega, President & CEO of the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF), began with some alarming statistics. Nearly 1 in 6 of Mercer County’s 81,000 children live in poverty. One-third of Mercer County’s public school children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals including 90% of Trenton students. Sadly, Mercer County
Paul also talked about how important a library was to him as a young person. Unforranks 14th out of the state's 21 counties tunately, Trenton today has only one library, for child well-being, 16th for mothers who miles away from most young people. receive early prenatal care, 14th for births to girls ages 10-19, 19th for infant mortality, Pam Gregory cited research which tells us 14th for child abuse/neglect investigations, that public library use among low-income and 17th for juvenile arrests. children drops off when a library is more than six blocks from their home, and that Jeffrey spoke about the negative pipeline they typically lose three months of reading that begins at birth, when one in four proficiency during the summer. This is mothers do not get early prenatal care, known as the Summer Learning Gap and is and continues into the teen years, with one of the main reasons PBC started its elevated school drop-out rates and juve- Summer Bridge Program. nile arrests. PACF, under Jeffrey’s leadership, is committed to building a positive During the upcoming summer, PBC will pipeline to help children succeed, leverag- provide 200 low-income students from ing funding from public and private Mercer County with our week-long Sumsources and bringing a number of non- mer Bridge Program. We will help young profits to the table to collaboratively ad- people build community, lessen the dress childhood poverty. Summer Learning Gap, and teach critical social-emotional skills – all free of Paul Perez, President of Partnerships charge. We can only do this with your for Trenton (PFT), shared his story and help! A gift of $400 supports a lowwhat he is trying to accomplish. He grew income student for a week. Please join up in Trenton as one of 15 children and us in supporting the Trenton community. married his high school sweetheart, Janet. After completing a distinguished military With gratitude, career, Paul and Janet returned to Trenton and immediately recognized the need Sarah Tantillo, Ed.D. Pam Gregory for government to more effectively serve Board Chair President & CEO
In Memoriam - Rt. Rev. Frederick Borsch ’57
By Mark Antin
wagon and their children included three boys and two Lab mixes, Daffney and Minnie. This man, who authored so many books on religion, also wrote one about the effect on a simple airman of dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima and a book of remarkable poems. He loved tennis, the Dodgers and the Phillies, certain off-beat flavors of ice cream, and martinis. We enjoyed one together not so long ago. Fred and another close friend, Peter Smith, introduced me to Blairstown shortly before Fred left his position as the Dean of the Princeton University Chapel to become the Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles. He said I might enjoy the work. By all reports, he did quite a bit of work himself while on the west coast. The praise from his colleagues is broad and deep - his spirit spread out in so many directions.
Fred Borsch ‘57
e all lost a dear friend and supporter when Honorary Trustee Fred Borsch ’57 passed away in April. So much has been written about his life recently, and yet there is so much more to say. I first met Fred more than 30 years ago and soon got invited with our family to his Princeton home on Ivy Lane, where we got to know Fred and Barbara and their family. In their driveway was a huge, old Chevy station
It was a special feeling to be Fred’s friend. As one of those friends who knew him well said recently, “it always seemed as if Fred had a hand on your shoulder, listening, not judging, and offering advice when wanted.” He carried none of the pretense that his high positions in the clergy, his religious writings and teaching warranted. He was low key, smart, effective and wise, with a great smile and easy manner. He helped PBC through a problem or two as we found our way as a stand-alone non-profit. He was
so proud of our progress and relished our challenges and our successes. There will be many remembrances and recognitions of Fred Borsch - who he was, what he did and so forth. In his eighty plus years, he did more than most, and he was alive with the spirit that moved him. He passed that spirit on. From the west coast, in the Chicago area, and here on the east coast, family, friends, and colleagues will remember what he gave to us and give thanks for the full life he led. Here in Princeton and up at Blairstown, his memory is both engraved in granite and in our hearts.
Fred Borsch, Mark Antin, and Ev Pinneo celebrate the Leadership Bench during Woodcutters 2015.
The Princeton-Blairstown Center Elects Three New Trustees Christopher S. Moser is the Senior Vice President of Operations at NRG Energy, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. There he is responsible for Plant Operations, Commercial Operations, and Engineering and Construction, and serves as NRG’s representative on the board of Blue Pillar, an Internet of Things startup. Christopher has nearly 20 years experience in the electric generation business. Previous experience includes roles in nonprofits and international political and corporate campaigns. Christopher received his Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College. He is also an avid fly fisherman. Suman Rao is a senior leader with over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. She has held senior positions including Client Partner at Tata Consultancy Services, and Senior Director of Global Business Services at the Nielsen Company. Suman has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from India and a Masters degree in Science from North Carolina State University. Outside of work, Suman has a passion for promoting leadership and science among young girls. Timothy C. Stauning is currently the Managing Partner for the WSI Digital Marketing Agency, providing online marketing consulting in brand promotion, lead generation, marketing automation, content development, and social media engagement. Previously, Tim spent nearly 15 years with Clear Channel Outdoor, where he was Group President, responsible for a region including 20 eastern US and Canadian markets. Overall, his career in marketing/advertising spans 30+ years. Tim received his BA in Business Administration from Gettysburg College.
Our Supporters The Princeton-Blairstown Center is very grateful for the generous contributions received from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.The following names are listed in recognition of their loyal support and generosity. $25,000+ Betty Wold Johnson and the Willard T.C. Johnson Foundation Victoria Foundation $10,000 - $24,999 Rita Allen Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Bogle Bristol-Myers Squibb F.I.S.H. Foundation Inc. Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation The Reverend David McAlpin and the McAlpin Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation John & Margaret Post Foundation The Walbridge Fund, LTD Grace Lyu Volckhausen and the Tiger Baron Foundation, Inc. $5,000 - $9,999 Janssen Research & Development Curtis W. McGraw Foundation Laura J. Niles Foundation Meryl Kessler & Scott Oran and the The Oran Kessler Family Charitable Fund Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Petersen Roma Bank Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Warren Stock Union Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Van Buren
Mr. & Mrs. George Hawke Professor & Mrs. Christopher Jones Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Kaemmerlen Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kellogg Metzger-Price Fund, Inc. Mr. Ellis Moore Nurit Pegrish & Scott Levy Gaylea Prichard-Silvers & Brant Silvers Princeton University Chapel Mr. Michael Protzel Barbara & Richard Rambo Mr. & Mrs. Don Seitz Mr. Winthrop Short Mr. & Mrs. Derek Simpkins Mrs. Tamara Simpkins Franklin Sobel Affiliates Brown & Brown of Garden City, Inc. Warren & Andrea Stock Family Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation Dr. Sarah Tantillo Mrs. Daphne Thomas Jones & Mr. Tom Jones
$500 - $999 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Ainslie Minda & William Alena Mr. & Mrs. John Broadway Mr. & Mrs. James Broderick Mr. & Mrs. Glenn R. Bucher Rev. & Mrs. Frederick Buechner Janet Chen & Benny Soffer $2,500 - $4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Classon Mr. & Mrs. Mark Antin Commonfund Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Mrs. Charlotte Danielson Donald Heilman, Esq. Dr. Susan Danielson Investors Foundation Mike Dawson Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James Farrin Mr. & Mrs. Everard K. Pinneo Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Frederickson PNC Foundation Mr. Roberto Gil, Jr. Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) Travis Heilman Princeton University Class of 1969 Mr. Arthur Johnson Robert Jones $1,000 - $2,499 Praveena Joseph de Saram & Vijay Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bailey Krishnamurthy Rev. Dr. Alison Boden & Lear & Pannepacker, LLP Rev. Walter Kerbel Dr. & Mrs. Robert McGinley Mr. Joseph Bolster, Jr. The Merck Foundation Rt. Rev. & Mrs. Frederick Borsch Princeton Friends School Dr. Ann Broderick PSEG Mr. & Mrs. Jameson Doig Mrs. Harriet Savage Edison Properties Newark Foundation Mr. Peter Smith & The Rev. Jean R. Smith Pam Gregory & David Palladino Dr. & Mrs. Charles Tantillo 4
United Way of Greater Mercer County Mr. Thomas Wertheimer Mr. Elisha Wiesel Mr. Thomas Woodward $250 - $499 Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Adelson Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Baer Virginia & William Birch and the Birch Family Fund of the Community Foundation of NJ Mr. & Mrs. Tim Bridges Mr. Joseph Broderick Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Bruther Betsy Castro & Jonathan Dennis Ms. Sari Chang & Mr. Kevin Guthrie Mr. Ben Dobkin Jill Dolan & Stacy Wolf Elizabeth A. Duffy & John Gutman Mr. Robert Durkee President & Mrs. Christopher Eisgruber Mr. Thomas Emerick Fidelity Charitable Foundation Rev. Joan Fleming Mr. & Mrs. Michael Forbes Ms. Katherine Frain Mr. John Gallagher Diana Gengos & Kevin Perry Drs. Suzanne Gespass & David Dobkin and the David Dobkin & Suzanne Gespass Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation Anne Marie & Brian Hofacker Mr. Michael Hollander Ms. Rosemarie Holton Mr. Kevin Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Jim Huffman Margaret & Chris Johnson Mrs. Carroll King Ms. Courtney Lang Mr. & Mrs. Mark Laurenzi Geniva & Bill Martin Helen & Thanassis Mazarakis Mr. George McCauslan Mr. William McDermott Mary Ann & Andrew McLean Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Metcalf Mr. Paul Morrissey Meredith Murray Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ober and the Ober Family Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation Mr. John O'Brien
Ms. Monique Ollie Mr. Todd Owen Dr. Julie Pantelick & Mr. Tom Pinneo Jacqueline & Lionel Phillips Pinneo Construction Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Reilly Dr. & Mrs. Rick Ricalde Dr. & Mrs. Robert Rivers Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Roddenbery Mr. Llewellyn Ross Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sartor Gail Shuttleworth & Jeff Rosalsky Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sismondo Mr. David Tierno Tricore, Inc. Ms. Patricia Trusty Ms. Linda Twining John Ziegler Dr. Andrew Zimmerman UP TO $250 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Abernethy Mr. John Alonzo Amazon Smile Tom Arnold Dr. Joseph Atkinson Mrs. Judith Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Barlow Ms. Ariel Becker Mr. Steve Becker Mr. & Mrs. John Berlinger Mr. Michael Berry II Blue Ridge Lumber Company Mr. Arthur Bowen Joan Bowen Mrs. Barbara Broderick Mr. Thomas Broderick Dr. John Brodsky Chris Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Giro Cardell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Casciola Mr. & Mrs. Larry Chevres Mr. & Mrs. William Clevenger Mr. & Mrs. Lou Cooperhouse Mr. & Mrs. Charles Creesy Ms. Rebecca Cunningham Ken Cutler, Esq. Ms. Adrianne DaPonte Mr. Nicholas DeFilippis Mr. Joel Deitz Christine Desan Husson Ms. Janet Dickerson-Stephens Barbara & Chris DiCostanzo Mr. James Dominick Mr. J. Whitney Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Downs Mr. & Mrs. Michael Drahl Michelle Emerson & Daniel Dodson Mr. & Mrs. Adam Faller Ms. Valerie Fields Mr. Redmond Finney Mr. & Mrs. Scott Fisher
Fitch Ratings, Inc. Mr. Anthony Fittizzi Mr. & Mrs. Sean Fitts Lisa Ford Mrs. Hannah Fox Prof. & Mrs. Harrison Fraker Jane Fremon & Paul Scutt Dean Geibel Gennet, Kallmann, Antin, Sweetman & Nichols James Giarelli Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Giordmaine Joan Girgus & Alan Chimacoff Mrs. Laura Goldfeld Mr. & Mrs. Robert Grant Great Nonprofits Ms. Aliya Greenberg Gina Grieco Mr. James Griffiths Mr. & Mrs. Jason Griffiths Mr. & Mrs. John Gruppo Dr. Susan Haig Professor & Mrs. Hendrik Hartog Mr. & Mrs. John Hastings Ms. Jan Hionas Mr. & Mrs. Jon Hlafter Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Hobler Dr. & Mrs. Robert Hodge and the Robert and Sandra Hodge Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Foundation Mr. Robert Hotes Meredith & David Hou Dr. & Mrs. William Hughes Ms. Catharine Huisman Kirsten Hund Blair & William Blair Mr. Paul Jeter Antoine Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jotham Johnson Patricia Karl Mr. & Mrs. Bill Katen-Narvell Catherine & Brian Katona Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kats Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Keller Mr. & Mrs. Matt Kempler Abe Khalil Mr. William T. Kimberly Ms. Amy Klein Zachary Koerbel Mr. Arvind Kokatnur Ms. Susan Kurys Congressman Leonard Lance Kevin Larkin Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Lewis Mr. & Mrs. David Loevner Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Loredo Gene Lubas & Jerry Nadal Dr. Donald Maloney Mr. Henry Martin Judith & Christopher McCrudden Mr. Brian McDonald Mrs. Constance McGillicuddy Mr. & Mrs. John McGoldrick
Nancy McGovern Ivy & Fred McKinney John McLaughlin Lisa & Dwayne Meeks Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Meixler Paul Midura Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Migliore Mr. & Mrs. Peter Milano Mr. Kurt Mislow Brynn Mosello Mr. & Mrs. Robert Murray Mr. Paul Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Lee Neuwirth Christine Olenchalk Mr. Bryan Pannill Mr. & Mrs. Constantin Papastephanou Mr. William Pape Mr. & Mrs. Jason Pedraza Mr. Albert Perry Kristine Phares Mr. & Mrs. Charles Plohn Neil Pomphrey Dr. Ronald Portman Dan Post Joseph Post Shelina Ramnarine Mr. Derrick Raphael Romy Riddick Lori Rivera Sarah Rominski George Rudolph Jill Rudolph Ms. Ivette Santiago-Green Ms. Vicky Santibanez Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Sault Carl Savadge Mr. Charles Savage Michael Sawyer Ms. Cynthia Schwarz Mrs. Harry Seay Mr. & Mrs. Edward Seliga Aditi Sharma Mr. Craig Shaw Marisa & Mitch Simon Mrs. Susan S. Speers Scott Stogner Ms. Sybil Stokes Ms. Annapoorni Subramanian Jennifer & Andrew Sung Mr. Warren Suss Maleyne Syracuse & Michael Trenner Ms. Catherine Thomas Mr. Steve Toulmin Keith Tuccillo UBS Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Van Dusen Mr. James Varner Tom Vogel Mr. & Mrs. John Vomacka Elizabeth & Fred Wasch Mr. Michael Waters Mr. & Mrs. Darin Watters 5
Our Supporters (contâ€™d) Mr. John Weaver Mr. & Mrs. Peter Wendell Mr. & Mrs. Peter Westergaard Mr. William Wild Dr. Nahndi Williams-Bush Mr. Joel Winer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wolfe Mr. Richard Woodbridge Mr. & Mrs. Jody Zengulis Maple Zhang
S pecial Events Grants 8%
Annual Giving 4%
Blairstown Program Fees 26%
IN MEMORY OF John Danielson Catharine Huisman Catherine Thomas IN KIND DONORS Agricola Eatery Minda & William Alena Mr. & Mrs. Mark Antin Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bailey The Bent Spoon Brother's Pizza Laurent Chapuis Anita Chevres The Cottage Garden Dr. Susan Danielson Dick's Sporting Goods Ms. Susan Dillon Driscoll Foods Fox Hollow Golf Club Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Frederickson Pamela Gregory & David Palladino Gina Grieco Irish American Trading Co. Longmeadow Farms McCarter Theatre Center Mr. William McDermott Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Metcalf Metro North Northeast Displays and Graphics Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ober Mr. & Mrs. David O'Krepka Performance Food Service Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Petersen ProBono Partnership Mr. & Mrs. Don Seitz Mr. & Mrs. Derek Simpkins Dr. Sarah Tantillo Dana Trainor Trenton Country Club Trenton Thunder Triumph Brewing Company Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Van Buren Mr. William Wild We apologize if we have misspelled or overlooked your name. If we have, please contact Brynn Mosello at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-921-0070. 6
Endowment Income-Received 56% Capital 16%
Administration 14% Program S ervices & Facilities 63% Fiscal Year 2016
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When Strangers Become Friends By Brynn Mosello At the end of April, I invited fifteen of my friends to take part in a weekend long retreat and teambuilding experience at PBC’s Cornwall House. Being that we were a mixed bag of young professionals from all different backgrounds, and I was the sole connection between many members of the group, I was anxious to see how we would get along for two nights, and a day filled with adventure activities. Our facilitators, Travis and Ron, led us in a few “warm up” games before setting out on a hike of the beautiful property, zip lining, and dam rappelling. During the hike, Travis and Ron asked us to solve a few riddles, and we stopped in the woods to play a few more quick games. At first, the group seemed hesitant to play the games, since we had to be silly and step out of our comfort zone. But after a few calming remarks made by the facilitators, we were all joking around with each other as though we had been friends our whole lives. Seeing a group of my friends who hardly knew each other come together was an amazing experience. We overcame obstacles and the fear of embarrassment, and we haven’t stopped talking to each other since. I have an excellent feeling that my lifelong friends will now be lifelong friends with each other, thanks to a transformative weekend trip to Blairstown.
A few of Brynn’s friends enjoying a hike through the Blairstown Campus
“I have an excellent feeling that my lifelong friends will now be lifelong friends with each other, thanks to a transformative weekend trip to Blairstown.”
Soirée Under the Stars
The Princeton-Blairstown Center is proud to co-host a Reunions panel discussion
Friday, October 13 ~ 7-10 p.m. Springdale Golf Club, Princeton
The 2017 Links to Youth Golf Outing
Girls’ Leadership Weekend
The event will take place on
For girls in grades 6-12 October 6-8 Blairstown Campus
has been rescheduled.
Friday, June 16, 2017 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, New Jersey.
For more information, please contact Meredith Murray, email@example.com or call 609-216-7025
November 3-5 Blairstown Campus
Impacts of Today's Political Climate on Vulnerable Children and Families Friday, June 2 3 – 5 p.m. Carl Fields Center and to host our annual
Reunions Brunch For more information about these events, please visit: www.princetonblairstown.org/ events and watch your inbox for information in our upcoming Insite e-newsletters.
Saturday, June 3 10 a.m. – 12 noon Murray Dodge, Room 104 7 7
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Princeton Office President & CEO Pam Gregory Director of Finance & Administration Lori Rivera Director of Development & Communications Meredith Murray Accounting Assistant Gina Grieco Administrative & Marketing Assistant Brynn Mosello
Blairstown Campus Director Roberto Gil, Jr., Esq. Assistant Director Adam Faller Program Director Tom Arnold Manager of Special Programs Chris Trainor Manager of Summer Programs Travis Heilman Operations Manager Pat Karl Facilities Director Jody Zengulis Facilities Assistants John Haney Seth Nelson Biviana Fontalvo Food Services Manager Robert Buarotti Food Services Staff Kathleen Habel Ell Diane Nicastro Chris Yeung Experiential Education Facilitators Joseph DaSilva Joseph Fallin Ron Franco Terrell Gilkey Cristal Hernandez Shaun Petersen
BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chair Sarah Tantillo, Ed.D. ’87 Vice Chair Pamela L. Simpkins, MBA Secretary Rev. Alison Boden, Ph.D. Treasurer Bruce Petersen ’79 Trustees Minda A. Alena Mark L. Antin, Esq. Christina Bailey Ariel Becker ’17 Susan G. Danielson, Psy.D. Ben Dobkin ’16 Aliya Greenberg ’18 Kevin C. Hudson ’97 James B. Huffman, P.E. ’77 Margaret Johnson, CFA Daphne Thomas Jones ’77 Praveena Joseph-de Saram *10 Meryl Kessler ’84 Christopher S. Moser Suman Rao Donald R. Seitz, MBA ’79 Timothy C. Stauning Warren M. Stock, MBA Christopher Van Buren, CFA ’84 William Wild ’13
Advisory Council Jonathan Baer Sari Chang Guthrie, RA ’84 Jim Farrin, MBA ’58 Denise H. Frederickson Jane Fremon ’75 Jason K. Griffiths ’97 Jo Johnson ’64 Al Kaemmerlen, MBA ’62 Abe Khalil Aida Lupe Pacheco ’77 Jason Pedraza ’11 Marta E. Santos, M.D. ’98 Edward Seliga ’75 Honorary Trustees Joseph L. Bolster, Jr. ’52 Rt. Rev. Frederick Borsch ’57 ◊ Joan N. Doig Rev. David H. McAlpin, Jr. ’50 Everard K. Pinneo ’48 David G. Rahr ’60 Dr. Robert J. Rivers, Jr. ’53 Winthrop A. Short ’41 Peter T. Smith President & CEO Pam Gregory ◊ In Memoriam