Campaign reaches goal; important needs remain
Princeton's 250th Anniversary Campaign has reached its
goal -- but it's not over.
Though the University passed the $900 million mark nearly
eight months before its target date of June 30, 2000, there
are still several projects that have not been fully funded,
according to Van Zandt Williams, vice president for
Four areas in particular have not yet met their goals.
The most important, Williams said, is this year's Annual
Giving campaign, which still has $27 million to go to reach
its $35 million goal. Another is the University's on-going
effort to improve its financial package, which requires
another $32 million. The Presidential Teaching Initiatives
still need $22 million to fully fund their projects. And
there are many new buildings in the Campaign where not all
the necessary funds have been raised.
"We are extremely grateful to all those who have helped
bring us to this point," said Williams. "Now we will
redouble our efforts to ensure that each of these critical
initiatives has the funding it needs."
The campaign, which began in 1995 in conjunction with the
Univer-sity's 250th anniversary, has achieved a
participation rate of over 75 percent among undergraduate