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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The Third Annual


Saturday, April 30th, 1-4pm

Integrated Planning, Architecture, and Development

Bruce Redman Becker, AIA AICP, Becker + Becker


Please join us for a Tigers with Green Stripes networking event: "Tigers" and other leaders in the "green" sustainability area. We are delighted to have Bruce Becker, an early pioneer and risk taker in green building development with many notable projects in CT and NY. After the keynote, we have assembled additional resources who have careers in finance, engineering, architecture, the environment, and real estate development to be leaders in the networking portion of the event.  The format for the networking will employ the World Café Method for maximum interaction, learning and mentoring (


[Click here for tentative program]


FREE for PAAFC paid-up dues members. $15 otherwise.

Registrations required! Space is limited and pre-registrations are strongly encouraged.

Even if you are coming as an already paid-up member, please email your registration to TGS@PRINCETONCT.ORG

Please add $5 for walk-ins.


All welcome. Anyone can be a tiger for the day!


Tigers with Green Stripes Registration
Name and Princeton yr if appl
Company/title or interest area


Greenwich Audubon

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich


Co Chairs: Steven Hall '65 (Chandler LLC) and Mike Sherber '79 (The Firma Group)




Tiger sighting ...

Saturday, April 16, 2016

a Cappella Concert Benefit Concert


The Princeton Tigertones

(Wilton HS alums Will Jankowski '16 and Jack Jankowski '18)

Wesleyan Notably Sharp

Williams College Ephlats

6:30pm Pre-reception | 8pm Show

$75 w/Reception or $35 Show-only

For tickets, go to

48 New Canaan Rd, Wilton, NY


Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6-8:30pm

Recognition Dinner and Awards Ceremony


 Please join the Princeton Prize in Race Relations in Connecticut as we recognize exemplary high school students whose efforts have had significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools and communities. [for more information on PPIRR, click here]

Prize Winners:
Chibuzor Biosah and Oluwatomi Lawal, Choate Rosemary Hall

Certificate of Accomplishment Recipients:
Idalis Figueroa, King Low Heywood School
Sara Lomba and Lian Ariel Nicholson, The Ethel Walker School

Guest Speaker:
Princeton University Assistant Professor of English

Closing Remarks:
Briallen Hopper, Yale Lecturer in English
Elizabeth Spenst, Yale Student/Editor-in-Chief of Down Magazine

The Graduate Club
155 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(Parking is available behind the club in Lot #51, entrance on Temple St.)

RSVP to by April 13th.

[Click here for .pdf invitation]


Tiger sighting ...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Princeton in the nation's service and the service of humanity." Adam Petno '19 will be performing on the saxophone and marimba with the INTAKE Ensemble in a Cultural Crossover Concert at Norwalk Concert Hall. The concert will feature music from Nicaragua and Guatemala and proceeds will benefit INTAKE Music's educational programs.


For tickets, go to



Saturday, July 9th, 2016,  1PM

Glass House Tour and Reception

By popular demand, Philip Johnson's Glass House tour including detailed visit to the house, artwork and the majestic grounds, followed by a reception at the Gores Pavilion, designed by Landis Gores, one of the New Canaan's "Harvard Five" and Princeton's Class of '39

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 - members: $65

Non-members and guests: $75

Online registration - TBA
or contact Mark Markiewicz '72 at:  


Getting it on the calendar early ...
Annual Potluck Picnic

August 28th, 2016

More info to follow. Contact Lisa at



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"


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 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!






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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