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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H-Y-P Post-Election Discussion
Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. (Reception starts at 5:30 p.m.)
The Pond House in Elizabeth Park, West Hartford
sponsored by the Yale Alumni Association

Renew friendships and make new Yale, Harvard and Princeton friends, commiserate over hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and listen to Duby McDowell of McDowell Jewett Communications, Christine Stuart of CTNewsJunkie, John Droney, attorney and former Democratic Connecticut State Chairman, Len Fasano, attorney, state senator and Minority Leader Pro Tempore, discuss the election. (Disclaimer: these descriptions hardly begin to describe our panelists' qualifications and experience, but may help you find your way to more information about them.) Did I mention the coffee and a bit of dessert to top off the evening?

The panel discussion will begin at 6:30. The reception at 5:30 PM. A cash bar will be open from 5 PM.

If you also wish to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Yale Bowl and talk football, come early (5 PM) and meet Rich Marazzi, author of "A Bowl Full of Memories: 100 Years of Football at the Yale Bowl." He will be available to sign his book, etc., and share memories until 5:45 PM.

Mail your reservations by October 28th with $30 payment to Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford, Inc., PO Box 270084, West Hartford, CT 06127-0084

See you at the Pond House, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford


November 15th - Tailgate and Football vs Yale in New Haven


Saturday, November 15

Tailgate Time:

10:30am - 12:30pm

Tailgate Rates:


Dues-paying PAAEC members get a $10 discount (pay dues here)!
Save time on game day by purchasing your tailgate wristband online!
(Day-of sales will be cash only.)




Young Alumni ('04 and younger)


Current undergrads




Parking Lot D


$5/vehicle (collected by Yale. Student shuttles available from campus.)

Kickoff Time:


Game Tickets:

$8-$25. or 203-432-1400

The PAA of Eastern CT (PAAEC) is hosting a spectacular brunch! More info available at
Contact Gilles at gillescarter@yahoo.com917-612-4334
Please note that we hope this tailgate hopes to be in close proximity with the famous Class of 1956, but their food and beverages are separate ("hands off")

Would love to hear feedback if there is interest in PAA of Fairfield County (PAAFC) hosting tailgates for the P-Y football game or other sports. If so, please identify the sport and date.

A full list of Yale tailgate rules can be found here

View Lot D in a larger map


Young Alumni - Tiger Strong!

Potlucks, movies, game nights ... Looking for new ideas and someone to rally the local tigers. Reach out. We want to hear from you.

See photos from past gatherings 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.

Join the Princeton Community on Facebook:


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.


2013 October 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"

---------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:


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!