Spring 2000
Volume 4 Number 4

Gifts

This list includes gifts made between December 1, 1999, and February 29, 2000.

In Memory of

The Reverend Dr. Arthur M. Adams (’34B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Carlton C. Allen (’36B) to the Annual Fund

Ms. Ruth Appenzeller to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. William Park Armstrong (1897B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Ms. Alice M. Baird to the Annual Fund

Mr. Harold R. Baird to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Willis A. Baxter (’38B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. J. Christiaan Beker to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Ms. Shirley J. Bergmann to the Annual Fund

Mr. Leslie R. Blasius to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Samuel W. Blizzard (’39B) to the Samuel Wilson Blizzard Award

The Reverend William N. Boak (’57B) to the Annual Fund and to the William N. Boak Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Reverend John R. Booker (’55B) to the Annual Fund

Mr. Clement A. Bowle to the Clement A. Bowle Family Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Reverend Edward H. Breitbach (’58B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. Rollin L. Burns (’35B) to the Annual Fund

Dr. Emile Cailliet to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller
Chapel Restoration Project

Mrs. Barbara Larsen Chaffin (’62E) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Ms. Ethel G. Clark to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Millard Carson Cleveland (’38B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. C. Ransom Comfort Jr. (’31B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Sidney R. Conger (’55B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Ms. Jean F. Cronan to the Annual Fund

Ms. Ella A. Dabaghian to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. Joseph H. Dabaghian to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Charles F. Deininger (’18B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. Joseph C. Dickson (’30B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Edward W. Diehl (’51B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mrs. Isabel Hyde Donelik to the John R. and Isabel Hyde Donelik Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mr. John R. Donelik to the John R. and Isabel Hyde Donelik Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Reverend Dr. Walter H. Eastwood (’32B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Eugene W. Ebert (’51B/’54M) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Charles R. Eble (’44B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Bransford Eubank (’30B) to the Annual Fund and to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. William E. Everheart (’40B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. William H. Felmeth (’42B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Carl S. Fisher (’39B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend John D. Flikkema (’34B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. William H. Foster (’48M) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. John T. Galloway (’33B) to the Annual Fund

Dr. Hans-Werner Gensichen (’38M) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend James L. Getaz Jr. (’49B) to the Annual Fund and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Leon W. Gibson (’59D) to the Annual Fund

Ms. Eleanor Giles to the Annual Fund

Mr. Harold Giles to the Annual Fund

Ms. Grace E. Gillis to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend J. Philip Goertz (’27B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Robert S. Graham (’44B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Neill Q. Hamilton (’51B/’53M) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Dr. John C. Holden (’52B) to the Annual Fund

Mr. Almeda Horsfield to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Ms. Susan Horsfield to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. Bernard Hughes Jr. to the Annual Fund

Mrs. Anne McMullen Jackson to the Reverend Dr. Samuel Allen and Anne McMullen Jackson Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Reverend Dr. Samuel Allen Jackson (’32b) to the Reverend Dr. Samuel Allen and Anne McMullen Jackson Scholarship Endowment Fund

Dr. David Hugh Jones to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. Edward J. Jurji (’42B), in thanksgiving for the ministry of, at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York, to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Jay W. Kaufman (’36B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. Hugh T. Kerr Jr. to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Frederick George Klefekoper (’34B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Howard Tillman Kuist to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Gilbert J. Kuyper (’41M) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend C. Lowell Lentz (’57B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. John S. Linen to the John S. and Mary B. Linen Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund and to the Annual Fund

Mrs. Mary B. Linen to the John S. and Mary B. Linen Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund and to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. H. Ganse Little (’29B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Edward C. Logelin III (’77B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. John A. Mackay (’15B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. James I. McCord to the James I. McCord Presidential Chair

Mr. Don McNamara to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Mrs. Margaret McNamara to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Richard H. Miller (’55B) to the Annual Fund

Ms. Clarissa Duff Myers to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Harlan H. Naylor (’42B) to the Class of 1942 Scholarship Endowment Fund and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mrs. Jeanette Norquist to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Harry Peters (’38B/’43M) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Dr. Henry E. Pressly (’38B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. Cleveland D. Rea to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Richard C. Redfield (’46B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Parke Richards (’05B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. H. Edwin Rosser (’45B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. David Robert Sanderson (’69B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. Joseph Santos Jr. to the Hispanic Theological Initiative

The Reverend Earl F. Schottke (’32B) to the Annual Fund and to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Ms. Isabel F. Sherrerd to the Annual Fund

The Reverend John S. Shew (’54B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Carlton J. Sieber (’41B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Alvin Duane Smith (’45B/’47M) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend William M. Sparks (’63B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. Frederick B. Speakman (’45B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. J. Ross Stevenson to the Annual Fund

The Reverend John M. Stuart (’41B/’46M) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mrs. Dorislee Sundloff to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Daniel C. Thomas (’44B) to the Dan C. Thomas Internship Endowment Fund and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Jeffrey Richard Thompson (’85B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. James E. Thomson to the James E. Thomson Permanent Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mrs. Harriet Vacheron to the Scholarship Fund

The Reverend Dr. Ansley G. Van Dyke (’42B/’44M) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend G. William Vogel Jr. (’51B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Raymond C. Walker (’10B) to the Annual Fund

Dr. David A. Weadon to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Ms. Shirley H. Whitney to the Annual Fund

The Reverend George H. Winn III (’40B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Jack Paul Wise (’58B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

 

 

In Honor of

The Reverend Dr. Arthur M. Adams (’34B) to the Dean Arthur M. Adams Scholarship Endowment Fund

Dr. Diogenes Allen to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Mrs. Margaret Armstrong to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. Richard S. Armstrong (’58B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Mrs. Carol Belles to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend William N. Boak (’57B) to the William N. Boak Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mr. Dean Robert Brown (Class of 2000) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. David H.W. Burr (’50B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. Ernest T. Campbell (’48B/’53M) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Fred W. Cassell (’54B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mrs. Isabel Hyde Donelik to the John R. and Isabel Hyde Donelik Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mr. John R. Donelik to the John R. and Isabel Hyde Donelik Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Reverend Dr. Edward A. Dowey Jr. (’43B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Diane Jamison Fitch (’93B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Ms. Elizabeth Hill Flowers (’99B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Ms. Dani Forbess to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. Douglas Forbess to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Thomas W. Gillespie (’54B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. W. Donald Harris (’34B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Paul R. Heins (’91B/92M) to the Annual Fund

Mrs. Ruth G. Jurji, in thanksgiving for the ministry of, at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York, to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Norman S. Kindt (’41B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Bryant M. Kirkland (’38B) to the Renovation of Speer Library

The Reverend Michael E. Livingston (’74B/’91M) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. Donald Macleod (’46G) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Bruce M. Metzger (’38B/’39M) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. and Mrs. Paul W. Meyer to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. David Ward Miller (’98B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Hugh M. Miller (’42B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Robert W. Millspaugh (’55B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Victoria Marie Ney (’99B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Dennis T. Olson to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Princeton Theological Seminary — "a great institution" to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Princeton Theological Seminary Class of 1927 to the Annual Fund

Princeton Theological Seminary Class of 1950 to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Princeton Theological Seminary Class of 1999 to the Miller Chapel Organ Fund

Princeton Theological Seminary Department of Seminary Relations to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Snyder to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mrs. Zoe L. Speakman to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. George Gray Toole (’63B/’67M/’82P) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Richard F. Underdahl-Peirce (’69B) to the Scholarship Fund

The Reverend Dr. David B. Watermulder (’45B/’48M) to the Annual Fund

 

 

In Appreciation of

Dr. Diogenes Allen to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Class of 1970 Scholarship Endowment Fund

Dr. Emile Cailliet to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. Ellen T. Charry to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Trenton, New Jersey, to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Eugene P. Degitz (’60B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Edward A. Dowey Jr. (’43B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. William R. Forbes (’72B) to the Annual Fund

Dr. Freda Ann Gardner to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Mrs. Barbara A. Gillespie to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Thomas W. Gillespie (’54B) to the Annual Fund, to the Alumni/ae Roll Call, and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. Thomas W. Gillespie Family to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Ms. Nancy Oliver Gray to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Judith Hartung Hockenberry (’86B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Kenneth J. Hockenberry (’84B) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Mr. David Hugh Jones, "his music in and from Miller is alive," to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. Edward J. Jurji (’42B), in thanksgiving for the ministry of, at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York, to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Mrs. Ruth G. Jurji, in thanksgiving for the ministry of, at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York, to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. James F. Kay to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Frederick L. Keefe Sr. (’53B) to the Annual Fund

Dr. Howard Tillman Kuist to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Dr. John A. Mackay (’15B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Dr. Bruce L. McCormack (’89D) to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

The Reverend Kennedy M. McGowan (’89B) to the Annual Fund

Dr. Bruce M. Metzger (’38B/’39M) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. Hugh M. Miller (’42B) to the Annual Fund

Dr. Robert W. Morrison (’69B) to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Robert Boyd Munger (’36B) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. J. Randall Nichols (’67B/’70D), the ministry of, to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Princeton Theological Seminary Choir, in celebration of the, to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Princeton Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry Program to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Princeton Theological Seminary Faculty to the Annual Fund

The Reverend Dr. Katharine Doob Sakenfeld to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. Hugh Smith III (’68B/’92P) to the Annual Fund

Professor Leonora Tubbs Tisdale (’92D) to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

The Reverend Dr. David B. Watermulder (’45B/’48M) to the Annual Fund

Mr. Ralph M. Wyman to the Annual Fund

In Appreciation of Miller Chapel to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

"Superb training and resources of PTS" to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

"My three years at PTS" to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

Students in Classes 1956–1961 and 1963–1964 "They touched me in diverse and heartfelt ways" to the Alumni/ae Roll Call and to the Miller Chapel Restoration Project

"The privilege of studying at PTS" to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

"An excellent education for the church and for life" to the Alumni/ae Roll Call

Princeton Theological Seminary for "the education" to prepare for God’s call, to the Alumni/ae Roll Call


Class Stewards Cultivate Relationships

Since 1978, some alumni/ae have volunteered to help Princeton Seminary maintain lasting relationships with its graduates. Called class stewards, they represent their respective classes — stretching from last year’s graduates back to the Class of 1951. They believe giving to the Seminary is more than a financial commitment.

"I take it as an opportunity to communicate with my classmates. I include information that might be of interest to them about myself and the Seminary, and I learn from them what is going on in their lives," says the Rev. J. Raymond Brubaker (’60B), who is in his thirty-second year as pastor of Pennside Presbyterian Church in Reading, Pennsylvania, and his fourth year as steward of the Class of 1960. Brubaker, along with stewards representing graduates from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, revisited the campus February 4–5 to attend a workshop sponsored by the Office of Seminary Relations. The workshop provided first-time stewards the opportunity to learn their new responsibilities, while providing veterans like Brubaker a chance to make new acquaintances and to renew old ones.

"The stewardship weekend gets me back on campus," Brubaker says. "It’s a break from the parish, but also a chance to relate to other graduates who are involved in similar ventures. It is re-creational in that it allows new relationships to form, and that is what so much of being a class steward is about."

Class stewards are the primary source of contact with former graduates, serving as liaisons between their classmates and the Seminary. Their major financial objective is to raise money for the Seminary’s scholarship fund, money that goes directly to current and future PTS students. Class stewards are more than fund-raisers, however, and they consider relationship-building their key task.

First-time class steward for the Class of 1999 Jane Brady says that her reason for taking on the role of steward is two-fold. "Fund-raising is based so much on developing relationships, and class stewards are involved in this as an ongoing, long-term effort. I’d like to stay in touch with folks for fund-raising reasons, of course, but also for personal reasons. When I graduated from PTS, I thought I would stay in touch with so many friends, but that has been harder to do than I thought. Now I have a chance to catch up with people."

Brady, a chaplain at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has considerable experience in fund-raising. Before entering seminary, she was director of development for the New Jersey Audubon Society. While a student, she also worked with the Seminary phonathon.

Brady’s experience taught her that there are many people hard at work to ensure that Princeton Seminary remains a quality institution. "I am learning to value the sacrifices people make to help Princeton continue to be a diverse educational community. That is one thing that is so wonderful about PTS. As a student, I had a very diverse community just sixty-five miles away from my hometown. A lot of the students who help make the community diverse, especially international students, could not attend without scholarship aid provided by the contributions of former students." 


A message for the Director of Planned Giving

By Chase S. Hunt

Rev. Chase S. HuntDuring the course of the campaign now in progress to fund the Miller Chapel Restoration Project, I have been impressed by the number of those who have elected to support this effort through gifts made in memory, honor, or appreciation of someone special to them. Parents, family members, special friends, colleagues in business or ministry, pastors, teachers, or mentors are among those whose names have been lifted up in this way.

There is nothing new about this, of course, as alumni/ae and friends of our institution have made such gifts to meet a variety of needs here through the years. Remembering someone in this way who has nourished and helped shape us, encouraged or inspired us, or been there with us and for us in both good and challenging times brings particular satisfaction to a donor. That satisfaction is compounded by the realization that such gifts will also advance the mission of the Seminary as it prepares women and men who study here for service to the church.

While gifts toward the Miller Chapel Restoration Project can be made outright or through a pledge payable through January 2002, life income arrangements available through the Seminary’s planned giving program are an alternative that could enhance the amount given and also prove beneficial to the donor from a tax and estate planning perspective.

Life income arrangements typically provide income for the donor during his or her lifetime and then become the property of the Seminary for its general purposes or for a special purpose, such as the restoration of Miller Chapel, as specified in the formal agreement at the time the gift is made. Provision may also be made for a spouse or other beneficiary. According to the needs and desires of the donor, income can be in fixed or variable amounts. In all instances, the donor is entitled to a charitable deduction for income tax purposes and, if the gift is funded with appreciated property held longer than one year, to capital gain savings as well. Seminary policy requires that life income gifts be in the amount of one thousand dollars or more and that donors and beneficiaries be at least fifty years of age.

If the thought of remembering or honoring someone special to you through a gift in support of the Miller Chapel Restoration Project or of another Seminary activity appeals to you, please let me or my colleagues Gene Degitz or Dick Gronhovd know. If your interest is in making a gift by means of a life income arrangement, I will gladly provide you with more detailed information about the plans offered by the Seminary.

For more detailed information about each plan, please visit our website at www.ptsem.edu or call me at 800-622-6767, ext. 7756 or 609-497-7756.


Phonathon Nets Record Total

In March 1998, the Seminary took a new approach to staying in touch with alumni/ae. In addition to appeal letters and the work of class stewards, the Office of Seminary Relations gained help from those with an insider’s understanding of the current state of the Seminary: the students.

The phonathon has PTS students and spouses contacting alumni/ae for updates on their post-seminary lives. Through these conversations the Seminary learns about everything from career changes to new children, and also provides an opportunity for former students to give back to their alma mater.

Since the initial calls in 1998, the phonathon placed calls to 12,731 graduates during four different campaigns, raising more than $60,000. The most recent phonathon, held during the first three weeks of February, raised $20,500 in fewer than 3,000 attempted calls.

Michael Mann, an M.Div. senior who called alumni/ae from the ’60s, ’80s, and ’90s during the February phonathon, reflects on the advantage of having students make these calls: "People feel more comfortable giving when they are talking to someone who is familiar with the campus and life at the Seminary. It’s a good starting point for conversation."

Mann’s experience was that only a few people were uncomfortable talking on the phone with a stranger. "Responses were a mixed bag, but most didn’t mind talking to me," says Mann. "And it was good for me to be in touch with former students, to hear their stories. It was good to be pastored by them, and even to be their pastor on occasion."

The Office of Seminary Relations anticipates another phonathon campaign October 2–19, 2000. Alumni/ae, don’t be surprised if you get a call! 


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