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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tiger spotting ...

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2-4:00pm

John Jay's 270th Birthday Bash and Jamboree at The Jay Heritage Center

  A Capella performances by the Princeton Tigressions, Yale Spizzwinks, and Columbia's Notes and Keys. The Jay Estate was home of Edgar Palmer '03. Explore the Jay Estate, a national historic landmark ... and see if you can spot the stone tiger. The event is hosted by the Jay Heritage Center and is free and open to the public.

210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY


Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2:00pm

A very special musical performance by Koleinu, Princeton's co-ed a cappella group since 1993.


  Koleinu performs a mix of traditional, liturgical and pop music at the many Princeton University arches, the Center for Jewish Life, and various other event in the community. Members come from a wide variety of musical and religious backgrounds, but have a common love of having fun and singing together. This event is being hosted by Temple Shalom and open to the public.

259 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT

PLEASE RSVP: or call 203.866.0148


Koleinu will have a second CT tour stop at Yale's Slifka Center 11/2, 8pm

performing alongside Yale's Jewish a cappella group!

See | Magavet's event



Thursday, November 5th, 5-7pm

"Princeton Sustainability Uncovered: The Journey Toward Transforming a Culture"


A Conversation with Dr. Shana Weber

 Princeton's Director of the Office of Sustainability


Sustainable America

700 Canal St, Stamford, CT


Come join fellow alumni and friends who share an interest in contributing to sustainable living and making a positive impact on the environment.... being Tigers with Green Stripes! Learn about Princeton's sustainability objectives, current campus projects, and how Princeton is fostering a campus-as-a-living-lab culture for sustainability investigations -


a few pictures from the evening ...


Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:15pm

Princeton vs Yale Debate Program

Hosted by Byram Hills High School
12 Tripp Ln, NY
The Princeton and Yale Debate teams will face each other at Byram Hills High School. Then, six high school student debate teams will contend in three mini-debates in the second part of the evening. Sponsored by the Princeton and Yale Alumni groups of Westchester
Come out and show your support!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:30pm
Dinner and Book Party with Peter Lighte *81

The 40-Plus and Graduate Alumni Committees of the Princeton Alumni Association of NYC (PANYC) extends an invitation for PAAFC's membership to a book party dinner in downtown Manhattan.  This special event only has a few spaces remaining!

Hosted by Laurence Latimer *01 (WWS) and Marina Mitchell *98 (WWS) at Laurence’s downtown office, you will be treated to spectacular views of the 9/11 Memorial, New York Harbor and the City skyline. Peter Rupert Lighte *81, Ph.D. (East Asian Studies) will share stories from his newest book, HOST OF MEMORIES: Tales of Inevitable Happenstance. Books will be available for purchase for $15.95 at the event (check or cash only). Proceeds of Peter's book go to the Half the Sky Foundation.

This event is co-sponsored by the PANYC 40 Plus Salon, Graduate Alumni Committee, Bisexual, Transgender, Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association for Princeton University (FFR/Princeton BTGALA), and Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P).

For more information and to register: click here



Continue the "Tigers with Green Stripes" movement and share the news whether it was participating in a number of Earth Day 2015 events or posting questions or providing advice on the "Tigers with Green Stripes" Tigernet discussion group.

To sign up, sign into Tigernet -

  1. Go to the TigerNet Website and log in.
  2. Click "Discussion Groups" on the left sidebar
  3. Click on "Other Interests" under "Discussion Group Categories"
  4. Scroll down to "Tigers with Green Stripes" and click "View Group Homepage"
  5. 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:




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.

Full Schedule (search for "Conn"):
Check back later for tailgating plans ...

"Education Through Athletics"


~ Upcoming activities ~

Reprise of the Glass House Tour - Stay tuned - Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Glass House Tour and Discussion

It may seem early to plan for next spring, but go ahead and put this popular event on your calendar. It was a sell-out event last year. The Glass House Gallery has been closed for 2015 and we look forward to seeing it when it reopens in 2016. More details as the date gets closer.


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 2019!!!

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:

 May 28-31 Reunions 2015!


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 '75, Schools Committee Chair

Mary Thierry '12, Young Alumni

Community Service Coordinator
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 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:


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 Subscribe:

  1. Go to the TigerNet Website
  2. Click "Discussion Groups" on the left sidebar
  3. You will be prompted to sign in with your Princeton NetID if you haven’t already done so. Or, to register if this is your first time.
  4. You will be presented with a list of "Discussion Group Categories". “TIGERS WITH GREEN STRIPES” is in the “other interests” category. Select or use the search feature to find “Tigers with Green Stripes”
  5. click "View Group Homepage"
  6. Fill in the form at the bottom of the page and click "Subscribe"
  7. Once subscribed, you will received a welcome confirmation email.

To use:  Simply send an email with your question/comment to the group address,,



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

Join the LinkedIn discussion. Search for
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!


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