Getting From Here to There

Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:00 pm
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Whitman College

with Michael E. Novogratz ’87 S89 P17 P18 P20 and Sukey Cáceres Novogratz ’89 S87 P17 P18 P20

By invitation only.

A transformative gift from Michael Novogratz of the Class of 1987 and Sukey Cáceres Novogratz of the Class of 1989 will enable Princeton to expand its Bridge Year program.

“I believe that Bridge Year gives students an incredible opportunity to prepare for their role as leaders of an increasingly interconnected world,” said Michael Novogratz. “At the same time, it offers abundant opportunities for introspection and personal growth. Students return from it with a real sense of purpose, and an interest in being of service to their communities, and to the world. The combination of the stellar Princeton education and a commitment to helping others is powerful.”

Michael Novogratz, a member of the Class of 1987 who earned an A.B. in economics, is the CEO of Galaxy Digital. He was the president of Fortress Investment Group and a former partner at Goldman Sachs. He is governing board chair of the Bail Project, which works to keep people accused of crimes from spending long periods of time in jail before their cases are addressed because they can’t afford to pay bail. He is also the founder of Beat the Streets, a nonprofit organization that builds wrestling programs in New York City schools; chair of Hudson River Park Friends; and a member of the board of the NYU Langone Medical Center. He is also a member of the board of the Princeton Varsity Club. 

“Mike and I have met many Bridge Year scholars; the positive impact the program has had on their lives — and on the lives of the people in the communities they have served — is extraordinary. We’re very happy to help make that possible,” said Sukey Novogratz.

Sukey Novogratz, who graduated in 1989 with an A.B. in anthropology, is the vice chair of the Joyful Heart Foundation, whose mission is to change culture’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. She is also the author of “Just Sit,” a guidebook for meditation. Mike and Sukey have volunteered on behalf of the University’s Annual Giving effort and have been generous supporters of Princeton. Three of their four children are Princetonians.


WHITMAN COLLEGE : GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE

For students who have wondered about the career paths taken by successful people after they leave college, the “Getting From Here to There” Dinner Series offers the opportunity to hear the stories of alumni who have risen to the top of their respective fields.