March 19, 2014

PEF Spring Gala To Feature Comedian Nainan

Comedian and actor Dan Nainan will be performing at the Princeton Education Foundation’s (PEF) Annual Spring Gala to Benefit Princeton Public Schools, Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Frick Chemistry Laboratory on the Princeton University campus.

Mr. Nainan has appeared in feature films and on network television including “Last Comic Standing.”

The University has donated the space for the annual gala, which benefits the Princeton Public School District’s school students.

In keeping with this year’s whimsical Dr. Seuss “Oh, the Places We’ll Go!” theme, the evening will feature a sumptuous tour of gourmet tastings donated by community restaurants and vendors including Mediterra, Eno Terra, Peony Pavilion, North End Bistro, Cross Culture, Alchemist & Barrister, IQuisine, Bai, and Jammin’ Crepes.

Guests will also enjoy a silent auction. Bidders may compete for a wide assortment of auction items, including a chance to be mayor for a day with Liz Lempert; a private tour with the Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum; and a special dinner for four at the private dining hall of the Institute for Advanced Study. Guests may also bid on dining and shopping opportunities in town, summer camps, vacation getaways, and artwork by renowned local artists.

“The Princeton Education Foundation helps to position the Princeton Public schools among the best in the country by providing funding for technology, music, science, and many curriculum enhancing programs identified by the district,” said PEF Board President Jean-Anne Madden.The silent auction will open online on or around March 20 at, when members of the public can submit bids for any of the auction items. The online auction enables bidders to participate even if they cannot come to the gala, so pre-bidding is encouraged.

The lead sponsor of this event is OnePrinceton, together with major sponsorship provided by Georgeanne Gould Moss, The Gould Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and the W. Bryce Thompson Foundation.

To purchase tickets visit Tickets start at $150. All tickets will be held at the door.

For more information contact:; (609) 356-0149 or; (609) 994-4441. For more on PEF, (609) 806-4214, or visit: