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.
Our fiscal year starts July 1st and runs through June 30th. Come join us and share your ideas.

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


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Saturday, July 1st, 2017 - 12-2pm
(raindate: Sunday, July 2nd)


The Gores Pavilion in Irwin Park

848 Weed Street, New Canaan

CALLING ALL TIGERS - ALL alumni, new graduates/new-to-the-area, current undergrads, and New Admits!

Kick off the summer with a Princeton gathering! We are trying something new for the Annual Summer Potluck Picnic and having it at the Gores Pavilion in Irwin Park, New Canaan.

Join local alumni and make new tiger connections. Come hear about the special Princeton connection to these public buildings (Jack Irwin '38 and Landis Gores '39) and see a first-look viewing of Princeton drawings by Mark Markiewicz '72.

It's a potluck so please bring something to share, but don't let that deter you either. We will have some light refreshments. Apologies for this short notice announcement and as such, please let us know if you are interested even if your plans are tentative so that we can plan. 

The park is open to the public. Come picnic, learn Princeton trivia, share your PAAFC ideas, and then take a walk along the trails of this 36 acre park.

Contact Lisa at
July 1 is the start of our fiscal year. Take this opportunity to renew or join. No fee or membership obligation to join this summer kickoff picnic event.
Bring your event ideas for the upcoming year.



Tuesday, 5/2, 7:30am: Meg Whitman '77 is the keynote speaker for this Titans Series Breakfast hosted by Family Centers, a not-for-profit organization providing health, education and human services programs to more than 23,000 families across lower Fairfield County.

Tuesday, 2/21 7pm: Princeton Professor of Modern and Contemporary Architecture, Esther da Costa Meyer, will be speaking at the New Canaan Library sponsored by The Glass House, New Canaan.


TigerTalks in the City: Breakthrough Books

Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 6-8:30pm

at the WeWork Chelsea (

115 W 18th Street, NYC
 between 6th and 7th Avenue


All are invited to the fourth and final topic in the quarterlyTigertalk series. In "Breakthrough Books", Sir Angus Deaton, Nancy Malkiel, Dalton Conley, and Alex Todorov will discuss their recently published Princeton University books which cover a spectrum of innovating and groundbreaking research. A networking reception to follow. Hosted by the  Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and Princeton University Press.

6:00 p.m. Check-In (refreshments & light hors d'oeuvres) 
6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 
 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Reservations are required -

Facebook: Princeton Entrepreneurship Council



Building/Development/Architecture Networking spring event has been POSTPONED due to family conflicts.

Currently soliciting ideas for a community service with "green" sustainability in mind..



Princeton Women's Network

This is an opportunity for those interested in organizing a Princeton Women's Network - CT Chapter to connect.

I. Planning Meeting with reps from PAAFC and PAAEC
 II. Nancy Malkiel book talk, Thursday, November 17th, 2016
 Yale University - 100 Wall Street, Room 309, New Haven



"Education Through Athletics"

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

Full Schedule (search for "Conn"):


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 2020!!!

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!