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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2019 Princeton Prize in Race Relations Dinner

& Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 16th, 6pm

Fellow Princetonians - Please join us at the 2019 Princeton Prize and Race Relations Dinner to honor this year's Award Recipients. We will honor

Prize Winner:

Shawn Brooks, Science & Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern CT

Certificate of Accomplishment winners:

Elena Brennan, The Hopkins School
Nataly Huyhua, Rye High School

Guest Speaker: David Addams '78, Ex Director, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund


PAA of Eastern CT (PAAEC) is extending an invitation to -


Sunday, April 7th, 4pm

Unfortunately, this talk has to cancelled, but don't let that deter you from join the conversation about why free speech is the lifeblood of colleges and universities.  Princeton Professor Keith Whittington's book, "Speak Freely" is the Class of '22 Pre-Read and Prof. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor Politics and a leading authority on American Constitutional Theory and Law.



Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton


As part of A4P's 40th Anniversary Event Series

Please join us at

An All-Beethoven performance by American Classical Orchestra,

New York's leading period-instrument orchestra (,

featuring Beethoven's 'Eroica' (Symphony No. 3)

Experience this great work performed on instruments that look and sound as they did in 1805


Friday, May 17, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center


Mae Wong Miller'70, Education Director at ACO, has arranged to book a section of 20 seats for

Princeton alumni and friends.

Discounted Ticket Price: $90/seat in Prime 1

Deadline to Purchase special seating: April 30

Tickets will continue to be on sale after April 30 through May 16; 

seats may not be in block but still in Prime 1


To purchase tickets and for more information, please contact:


Amanda Sidebottom

Director of Operations

American Classical Orchestra



We will plan a pre or post-concert event once we get a group together.

Looking forward to seeing you at

Alice Tully Hall.


Princeton Women's Network

Calling on fellow Princetonians interested in launching a local PWN chapter

Nearly 3,000 alumni gather back at Old Nassau in the fall for She Roars 2018.

Since then, interest in alumnae engagement has increased resulting in the launch of six additional chapters of PWN - click here for list of current chapters.

Given the high number of alumnae who attend She Roars from this area, we as a regional association are interested in exploring the option of launching a PWN chapter of our own. If you are interested in spearheading this initiative, or learning more, please contact the PWN liaison for the Office of Alumni Affairs, Emily Latham, at


of Greater New York

Spring 2019 Pitch Night

Thursday, April 4th

PAAGNY has completed the screening process winnowing over 110 submissions to our final list of six founders and startups that have been invited to pitch in front of real accredited Princeton investors in NYC and the SF Bay Area.  Many thanks to our terrific group of 60+ alumni screeners whose expertise and time was invaluable in the selection process!

 RSVP HERE to sign up for the exciting evening of innovation, entrepreneurship and startups!


B. TigerTalks in the City: Pathways to Entrepreneurship

Thursday, March 28

Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC), Silicon Harlem, and the Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC) are excited to invite Princeton alumni, students, and their guests to join an extraordinary panel of Princeton black alumni entrepreneurs at the next TigerTalks in the City panel discussion: “Pathways to Entrepreneurship”.

Panelists will share their experiences and insights as startup founders and investors:

•     Amina Yamusah ’13 and Riley Jones (Columbia class of 2017), co-founders of BLOC (an AI-based platform helping communities of color in the career/job search process) and selected to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Social Entrepreneurs;

•     Jared Crooks ’11, Program Manager at McKinsey & Co. and co-founder of Sultant (fintech) and Be Good LLC (non-profit);

•     Ita Ekpoudom ’03, Partner at Gingerbread Capital, a venture capital firm which invests exclusively in women-led enterprises;

•     Kamil Ali Jackson ’81, co-founder of Aclaris Therapeutics, a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical firm focusing on dermatologic conditions

The panel will be moderated by Bruce Lincoln ’79, co-founder of Silicon Harlem.

RSVP HERE  to reserve your spot!


C. SF Bay Area Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference

April 11-13

For those in the SF Bay Area - RSVP HERE and find out more. A detailed schedule and agenda is contained on the signup page


Help PAAGNY Get on the Web!

Our rapidly growing group of angel investors, mentors, founders, participants and partners needs a web nexus to support the PAA community.  Are you an experienced web UX designer/technology architect?  Please help us by volunteering to apply your skills to help develop our web presence! 

Please e-mail if you have the time and expertise to take PAAGNY to the next level!


"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 PAAEC's Facebook page

PAAEC's membership area starts east of Fairfield County - from the New Haven area and extending  through the southern coastline to CT's eastern border

PA of Central CT

PACC's membership area covers Hartford and CT areas further east and north


---------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!