Princeton Alumni Association
Fairfield County

Our mission - to provide a sense of community through educational, social, community service, and networking opportunities.
"Princeton in the Nation's Service and in the Service of All Nations."


PAAFC welcomes all Princeton undergraduate and graduate alumni, spouses, parents, and other affiliations.
July 1st is the start of the fiscal year and runs through June 30th. Please show your support.

click here to Pay Dues Online HERE!
 (PAAFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)


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CT Tiger sightings ...

9/14-11/2, 2018 (New Canaan) - Mark Markiewicz '72 *74 's architectural sketches of architecture in New Canaan from colonial to modern are on display at the Gores Pavilion in Irwin Park, New Canaan.

9/30/2018, 7pm (Hartford) - Jodi Picoult '87 will be coming to The Mark Twain House & Museum. Jodi will talk about her upcoming book, A Spark of Light. (If you attend, consider wearing a dash of orange to make it easier to identify other Princeton tigers.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 5:30-9:45pm

@Yext (1 Madison Ave, 5th Fl, NYC)
(note - this is a change from the original date)

Come and meet our Angels and the entrepreneurs chosen to pitch

at our Second NYC Pitch Night.


The Princeton Alumni Angels of Greater New York's NYC Pitch Night where accredited investors will have the opportunity to meet the companies who will present information about their business and take questions from the audience.


This event is open to investors, presenting companies and a limited number of volunteers.
(Please e-mail if you are interested in volunteering)

Cost: $40 plus Eventbrite fees. Includes a networking hour with food/wine, presentations by six exciting startups and early stage companies, and a chance to talk to founders and fellow investors after presentations. No refunds after Oct 9. ***RSVPs are required. No walk-ins as space is limited!

RSVP here -

Note - ALL INVESTORS attending Pitch Night are required by the US SEC to be "accredited investors". For more info, please refer to the SEC website

NYC Pitch Night Schedule

5:30 - Networking with Angels and Startups

6:25 - Welcome

6:30 - First three startups pitch

7:30 - Angel review and discussion

8:00 - Next three startups pitch

9:00 - Angel review and discussion

9:15 - Networking

*** Sponsored by CHAAC Ventures and Fitz Gate Ventures ***

Chaac Ventures is a seed and early stage venture capital fund focused on investing in Princeton's rapidly growing entrepreneurial ecosystem (undergraduates, alums, professors, etc.).  Chaac was founded in early 2015 by Luke Armour (P’13), and is often the ‘first-check' investor.  To lean more, visit us at, or send an email to


Fitz Gate Ventures, founded by Mark Poag '93 and Jim Cohen '86, invests a majority of its capital in early stage companies where a Princetonian is a founder or member of the senior management team. Through its 200 "Friends of Fitz” advisors (faculty, administrators, trustees, alumni and students) as well as the broader worldwide Princeton alumni network, Fitz Gate leverages the Princeton community to help it discover the best startups and then help its founders obtain customers, capital, etc. Fitz Gate’s portfolio companies have been profiled in the New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and have  received follow-on funding at premiums from Sequoia, Canaan, Tribeca, Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures, Focus Financial Partners (KKR) and other leading VC firms after Fitz Gate invested.  Because of the success of its first fund, Fitz Gate is ahead of plan and already raising its second fund. (


Princeton Women's Network

Interested in organizing a Princeton Women's Network - CT Chapter to connect.



"Education Through Athletics"

Support our Tigers on the road! Share you ideas for a pre-game or post-game rally.

Full Schedule:


Opportunities to network with neighboring CT regional associations

PAAEC (New Haven, Eastern CT) -
PACC (Hartford, Central and Northern CT) -


Got an idea? Get involved! Tell us what you're interested in.

PPIRR Committee
Connecticut-Committee Chair: Alan Rosner
[for more information on PPIRR, click here]

Alumni Schools Committee

Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2022!!!

and thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Fairfield County Alumni Schools Committee

Volunteer as an alumni interviewer!
 Interested in sharing your experience and interviewing high school students applying to Princeton?
Contact the Alumni Schools Committee to find out how you can help.
Delphine Knight Brown '85 and Eileen Ohnell '75

Young Alumni - Tiger Strong!
See photos from past gatherings on PAAFC's Facebook page

Potlucks, movies, game nights ... Mary Thierry '12 is welcoming ideas for new events for the coming year.

Ivy Softball Challenge
Last year, we shared the field with Cornell at Westport's Sherwood Island Park. 2012 was our kickoff event, but the subsequent year was  postponed due to Sandy... We could use a "captain" or "co-captains" to rally the team again. Please contact us.

Annual Picnic at Greenwich Polo - Summer
Lisa Carpenter, organizer

Community Service

Norwalk River Valley Trail Clean-up 2010

  and more


For a sample of past programs, click here

What do you want to see next year with PAAFC?

Send us your thoughts via email.  Please identify your Princeton affiliation.

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Upcoming Campus Events:

ALUMNI DAY 2017 - February 26 

REUNIONS 2017 - June 1-4


This website was created by and for the Princeton Association of Fairfield County. Although we make every effort to keep this information accurate, we cannot guarantee it. Information is intended as communication of a personal nature among its members.  Use of this information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited.


Planning Meetings:


For a sample of past programs, click here

As always, we welcome your suggestions and feedback.

Jackie Alexander '84, President

Mark Markiewicz '72 *74, Treasurer

Beth Johnson Nixon '82, Secretary

Mary Solanto '73 Vice President

Delphine Knight-Brown '85, and
Eileen Ohnell '95, Schools Committee Chair

Christina Smith '99, Community Service

Mary Thierry Trent '12, Young Alumni

Book/Speaker Programs
Scholarship Liaison

just some of our specific needs, but if you have an interest,
E-mail us..

---------Other CT links/news:

PAA of Eastern CT (PAAECT's membership area starts east of Fairfield County - from the New Haven area and extending  through the southern coastline to CT's eastern border) -

PAA of Eastern CT Blog

PA of Central CT (PACC's membership area covers Hartford and CT areas further east and north)


Princeton activity in CT >

Dr. Ryan O'Connell '94
"Engineering Patient Safety"

---------Other Princeton links/news:

Three CT alumni organizations share Alumni Council Award!

The three organizations (PAAFC, PAAEC and PACC) have been working together for the past few years. Our mutual support was noticed outside of Connecticut. At the 2011 Reunions in May, the three Connecticut alumni organizations were awarded the Committee on Regional Associations Award for Innovation. The Alumni Council cited the three associations “for institutionalizing the practice of ongoing collaboration with neighboring regional associations to engage all Princeton alumni living in the state of Connecticut.”

The three CT regional area presidents and representatives receiving the Committee on Regional Associations Award for Innovation  from Charlene Huang,'88 Chair AC Regional Affairs at Reunions 2011.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

see for sports updates.

The Daily Princetonian


Looking for another way to CONNECT?

Use the Connecticut Tigers "discussion group" to post information, experiences, contacts, opinions, and/or advice about matters of potential interest to local CT Princeton alumni. Anyone can opt-in and join. Use it as a way to reach out to those who live, work or have an interest in networking with Princetonians in all three CT regional associations (PAAFC, PAAEC, PACC).

To join,

  1. Go to the alumni website
  2. Log in
  3. Click "Discussion Groups"
  4. Click on "Alumni"
  5. From the top menu, select "All Discussion Groups" to view and search through over 200 topics.
  6. Locate  "Connecticut Tigers" and JOIN the community!
  7. Review your "settings" to receive html, text, realtime, digest form, or no email.
  8. Post your news. Ask a question. Get answers. It's simple as that!





Use the “Tigers with Green Stripes” discussion group to ask questions or post information, experiences, and/or advice about “Green” projects and issues. Interests areas may include Netzero energy homes, electric vehicles, recycling/repurposing/conservation, sustainability …How are you green?! You must be a Princeton alumnus/a to be registered with Tigernet, but otherwise anyone can opt-in and join this group. Use it as a way to reach out to those involved with green initiatives and inspire others.

To join the conversation:

  1. Go to the alumni website
  2. Log in
  3. Click "Discussion Groups"
  4. Click on "Alumni"
  5. From the top menu, select "All Discussion Groups" to view and search through over 200 topics.
  6. Locate  "Tigers with Green Stripes" and JOIN the community!
  7. Review your "settings" to receive html, text, realtime, digest form, or no email.
  8. Post your news. Ask a question. Get answers. It's simple as that!






more past photos ...


2013 October Lamb Roast PHOTOS!