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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7th Annual Potluck Polo Picnic

Sunday, August 30th, 2015, 2-5pm

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

Matches begin at 3pm.


Come join fellow Princetonians, family and friends for an exciting afternoon of USPA high-goal polo and our annual potluck picnic at the Greenwich Polo Club. The Greenwich Polo Club is open to the public. Attire is "Garden Party Chic" and orange is welcome. Look for the PRINCETON banner that will lead you to our area and remember to bring your blanket and beach or field chairs to setup by the field. Ladies, bring your polo hats for the complete look! Truly a memorable annual PAAFC event.
How it works - Bring a food dish (and serving spoon if required) that will serve 5-10 people or ~3 times your party size. BYO: Drink contributions are welcome - we will supply the mixers. PAAFC will provide tables, plates, cups, utensils, napkins and will fill in to complete the potluck. 
Kindly e-mail your party size and food contribution to help plan and avoid duplications (and for weather updates, if applicable) to Lisa Vannatta Carpenter '85 P18 at
Not interested in making or buying something for the potluck? No problem. The suggested donation is $10/person or $20/family! 
 The polo club has a separate parking rate of $40/car, cash.
This is a no-fee event, but this will be the first event of the new fiscal year and your support for PAAFC is appreciated!  Click here to Pay or make a potluck donation Online HERE!


Retreat Weekend on Lake Mohonk, NY

Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015

Join fellow Princeton alumni for a weekend getaway to Lake Mohonk in the beautiful Hudson Valley, only 90 miles north of New York City. The retreat weekend is modeled on the highly successful Annual Princeton in the Sierra Alumni Retreat near Lake Tahoe, CA.
The Lake Mohonk Mountain House offers thousands of pristine acres and a sense of old world charm as a national historic landmark. You will be able to enjoy a range of organized and on-your-own activities, appropriate for any age, including use of a boat dock, magnificent hikes, mountain biking, rock scrambling, swimming, telescope stargazing, crafts, music and dancing, a campfire with s'mores, and more while sharing time with old and new Princeton friends. This unique event is as much for couples and singles as for families with children.
For questions, contact either Josh Rafner ’77 or Martha Ehmann Conte ’85
For pricing and registration information, please 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:



PAAFC will host Shana Weber, Princeton's Director of Sustainability Office

Fall 2015 ... date and location TBD .... stay tuned.




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.


2013 October Lamb Roast PHOTOS!


Planning Meetings:

FY15 - quarterly

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!