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 is open to all Princeton undergraduate and graduate alumni, spouses, parents, and friends.
Our fiscal year starts July 1st and runs through June 30th. Please volunteer your time and/or your ideas. Please show your support and enjoy a little orange and black camaraderie!  (PAAFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)

click here to Pay Dues Online HERE!


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6th Annual Potluck Polo Picnic

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2-5pm

Come join fellow Princetonians, family and friends for an exciting afternoon of USPA high-goal polo and our sixth annual potluck picnic at the Greenwich Polo Club. The Greenwich Polo Club is open to the public. Attire is "Garden Party Chic" and a Reunions outfit can often be spotted. Look for the PRINCETON banner that will lead you to our area and set up your blanket and beach or field chairs. Ladies, don't forget your polo hats for the complete look! Truly a memorable annual PAAFC event.
How it works: Everyone brings a food dish (and serving spoon if required) that will serve 5-10 people or ~3 times your party size. Drink contributions welcomed too. The club will provide tables for the potluck, plates, cups, utensils, napkins and will fill in to complete the potluck.  Please e-mail your attendance with your contribution to help plan and avoid duplications, and phone number (in case of cancellation) to Lisa Vannatta Carpenter '85 P18 (Sandra '18) at

Greenwich Polo Club
Conyers Farm, North Street at Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich.

From The Merritt Parkway Take the Merritt Parkway to Exit 31 North Street. At the end of the exit ramp, follow the sign “To Banksville, NY”. Continue for approximately 2.8 miles on North Street. Turn left onto Hurlingham Drive at Conyers Farm. Security will direct you from there.

From Interstate 95:  Take I-95 to Exit 3 Greenwich CT. At the light, take Arch Street heading north. Turn left onto Sound View Drive. Go up the hill and turn right onto Field Point Road. Proceed to the intersection with Putnam Avenue and go straight through onto Dearfield Drive. Continue north around the rotary onto Lake Avenue. Continue north 1.5 miles and turn right onto Grahampton Lane. Continue east 1/2 mile and turn left onto North Street. Continue for approximately 2 miles on North Street. Turn left onto Hurlingham Drive at Conyers Farm. Security will direct you from there.

We do not have a coordinated carpool, but postings to our Facebook have found rides if you are coming by train or need a ride otherwise.

2pm-5pm. Matches begin at 3pm.


This is a no-fee event, but we encourage PAAFC membership or please consider a small contribution to cover shared items and supplies.  click here to Pay Dues Online HERE!
The polo club has a separate parking rate of $40/car, no matter how many are in your car.  Kindly RSVP so we have a general count and to help coordinate the potluck offerings.  


Sunday, September 21, 2014,  1-4PM

Glass House Tour and Reception

Join us for a private guided visit to the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan. The tour will explore the sublime, bucolic campus of the Johnson estate and include, of course the Glass House, the Painting Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery and “da Monsta”, Johnson’s final work on the estate. In addition, experience the currently installed, site specific artwork, “the Veil” by Fujiko Nakaya.

For more information on the Glass House go to

Following the visit, PAAFC will host a short reception with refreshments at the Gores Pavilion in the nearby Irwin Park. Landis Gores, a Princeton graduate, went on to become one of the “Harvard Five” and following early collaboration with Philip Johnson, established his practice in New Canaan.

Glass House and Gores Pavilion   $50

Glass House only                             $38.50

Space is limited for this tour. RSVP Mark Markiewicz '72 at:  



[for more information on PPIRR, click here]

2014 Connecticut Co-Prize Winners:
Adam Petno, Greens Farms Academy | Ryan Shepard, Choate Rosemary Hall

Certificate of Accomplishment Recipient:
Colette Kroop, Hamden High School

These exemplary high school students were recognized in April for their efforts which have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities. For more information, please contact


Young Alumni - Tiger Strong!

Potlucks, movies, game nights, and more. After a busy spring schedule, it's time for a break, but stay tuned. The next games night is tentatively planned for June.

Questions/Ideas - Sabrina Szeto '12:  

See photos on PAAFC's Facebook page



Support our Tigers on the road! While we organize some tailgates and after-game gatherings, some are more informal. Please reach out if you have an idea even if it is simply to post a suggestion of where to get together pre-post game.

"Education Through Athletics"


Opportunities to socialize with neighboring CT regional associations

PAAEC (New Haven, Eastern CT) -

PACC (Hartford, Central and Northern CT) -


Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2018!!!

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


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

PPIRR Committee
Connecticut Co-chairs: Alan Rosner
Ivy Thomas McKinney 

[for more information on PPIRR, click here]

Alumni Schools Committee
Volunteer as an alumni interviewer!
Are you interested in interviewing high school students applying to Princeton?
Typically, interviewers are assigned two or three students per year, and after each interview submit an online report to the Princeton Admissions Office.
Contact Paul Myerson, Chair

Ivy Softball Challenge
Last year, we shared the field with Cornell at Westport's Sherwood Island Park. This event is postponed due to Sandy... to be rescheduled in the spring or fall 2013. Stay tuned. We could use a "captain" or "co-captains". Please contact us.

Annual Picnic at Greenwich Polo - Summer

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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Princeton Pause helps foster the community spirit of Annual Giving.


November 2013 - When alums gather

October 2011 - Princeton photos from around the world


 See you May 29 - June 1 for Reunions 2014!


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.


10/12 Lamb Roast PHOTOS!


Planning Meetings:

FY14 - July 1 2013- June 30 2014
Sept 18

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

Paul Myerson '75, Schools Committee Chair

Delphine Knight-Brown '85, Book Awards Chair


Young Alumni Rep
Community Service Coordinator
Book/Speaker Programs
Scholarship Liaison

We are in particular need for someone who would like to help with the website or communications! Interested in this or any other position? 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"

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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

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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 register,

  1. Go to the TigerNet Website
  2. Click "Discussion Groups" on the left sidebar
  3. Log in
  4. Click on "Regional" under "Discussion Group Categories"
  5. Scroll down to "Connecticut Tigers" and click "View Group Homepage"
  6. Fill in the form at he bottom of the page and click "Subscribe"

Once subscribed, you need only send an email to the group address ( which will send an email to all those who have subscribed to this opt-in service.

Group Address:


Next year's GNN will be February 25th 2014.

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Princeton Alumni Association Global NetNight


ALUMNI CONNECTIONS - All alumni are invited to participate
in a student-alumni networking event on
Wednesday, November 13, 6-8pm, Prospect House
Sponsored by Career Services at Princeton University

Click here for invitation and registration

Thank you!