March 27, 2024

101: Fund Executive Board Thanks Princeton University, Community for Support

To the Editor:

On behalf of the entire 101: Fund Executive Board, we extend our most heartfelt gratitude to Princeton University and the incredibly generous contribution of $500,000 to the 101: Fund over the next five years. This transformative gift will make a profound difference in the lives of countless Princeton High School graduates and families in the community. Such meaningful support will enable us to provide essential tuition assistance for college.

The 101: Fund supports PHS graduates aiming to further their education, especially the 10 percent of the student body that qualifies for the free or reduced-price lunch program. 101: Fund scholarship recipients attend two- and four-year institutions such as Mercer County Community College, Rutgers University, Howard University, and Montclair State University — to name just a few of the schools recent graduates have chosen.

During the 2023-24 school year the 101: Fund is supporting 75 students in their first, second, third, or fourth years of college, including 20 students attending MCCC. Many recipients are the first in their families to pursue a college degree.

We would also like to thank the Princeton community for their support of our recent benefit held at Charter Club on campus. The sold out event was a great success and brought together parents, alumni, teachers, local businesses, donors, and sponsors in support of funding future scholarships.

Our volunteer executive board will continue our fundraising efforts to ensure we can maximize the number of students we can help. We thank Princeton University again for their donation which provides a strong foundation upon which we will continue to build.

Anthony Klockenbrink
President, 101: Fund
Moore Street