Creating Connections Through Service: 2018-2019 Annual Report

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

"Starting community service from ground zero is not an easy think to do. Although anybody can do it, there's a lot of inertia in our lives and we tend to let it go. The best thing to do is get involved in your community." - John (Jack) C. Bogle '51

Connection is at the heart of service and civic engagement. Jack Bogle (1929-2019) was emblematic of this core belief at the Pace Center. His presence, encouragement, and curiosity were a gift to us. Students marked their conversations with him as a highlight of their Princeton experience. It was certainly a highlight for me to understand the depth of Jack's convictions and his insatiable passion to be an advocate. I often held him up as an example for Princeton students - a perfect example of what it means to have a lens of service in the choices you make and how you can serve humanity. Jack used his Princeton education to serve others. He made that connection. We have dedicated our 2018-2019 Annual Report in his memory and honor him when Princeton students explore how their values, interests, and experiences connect to the world. 

In our annual report, we celebrate a few of the ways we made strides in fostering connection in 2018-2019. You will hear from students and partners about the power of connecting service and learning at Princeton; about connecting to the larger community; and about connection passion to action. Such connections would not be possible without our many partners and supporters. Thank you for helping to make service and civic engagement a meaningful part of the Princeton student experience. 

In service, 

Kimberly de los Santos
John C. Bogle '51 and Burton G. Malkiel *64 Executive Director