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Novogratz Bridge Year Program Support

Novogratz Bridge Year Program Support

Princeton is grateful to the many alumni and friends who have supported the Bridge Year Program since its inception in 2009. In 2018, the program was named the Novogratz Bridge Year Program, thanks to a generous gift from Michael Novogratz ’87 and Sukey Novogratz ’89.

Endowed Bridge Year Funds

  • The YoungSuk (“Y.S.”) C. Chi, Class of 1983, Bridge Year Fund  established in 2015 by Richard C. and Robin I. Patton, in honor of Y.S. Chi ’83.
  • The J. Michael Evans ’80 Bridge Year Fund established in 2012 by J. Michael Evans ’80.
  • The Andrea Fessler and Davide Erro ’91 Bridge Year Scholars Fund established in 2014 by Andrea Fessler and Davide Erro ’91.
  • The Peter and Vivian Forbes Fund established in 2011 by Amy R. Forbes ’80.
  • The Wyck Godfrey ’90 and Mary Kerr ’90 Fund established in 2012 by Gordon W. Godfrey ’90 and Mary Kerr ’90.
  • The Gregory and Stephanie Guyett Class of 1985 Bridge Year Fund established in 2012 by Gregory Guyett ’85 and Stephanie Guyett ‘85.
  • The Harvey Family Bridge Year Fund established in 2011 by Joseph M. Harvey ’86.
  • The Kissinger Family Bridge Year Program Fund established in 2009 by Walter B. Kissinger ’51.
  • The Alexandra Lebenthal ’86 and Jeremy Diamond ’86 Bridge Year Fund established in 2011 by Alexandra Lebenthal ’86 and Jeremy Diamond ’86.
  • The Neekeyfar Bridge Year Program Fund established in 2009 by an anonymous donor.
  • The Thomas H. Nimick ’45 Bridge Year Scholar Fund established in 2012 by C. Lockhart Nimick ’83 and the Nimick Forbesway Foundation.
  • The Novogratz Bridge Year Scholars Fund established in 2011 by Michael Novogratz ’87 and Sukey Novogratz ’89.
  • The Hattie Ruttenberg ’87 and Jonathan Molot Bridge Year Fund established in 2012.
  • The Susan M. Sherrerd, Class of 1986, Bridge Year Scholars Fund established in 2012 by Susan M. Sherrerd ’86 and the Muirfield Foundation.
  • The Talbott and Carter Simonds Fund for the Bridge Year Program established in 2010 by Talbott Simonds ’96 and Carter Simonds.
  • The Cathleen and Keith Stock ’74 - Ward B. Chamberlain, Jr. ’43 Bridge Year Program Fund established in 2011 by Cathleen and Keith Stock ’74 in honor of Ward B. Chamberlin ’43, co-founder of AFS Intercultural Programs.

Additional Support

  • Special thanks to E. Wells Beck ‘91, John C. Beck ’53, Susanne Beck ‘81, T. Edmund Beck, Jr. ‘52, and Fred Wasch ‘94 for their family’s groundbreaking support that helped launch the program.
  • Support for the Novogratz Bridge Year Program was also provided by A.J. Agarwal '88, Runa N. Alam '81, Conor Bastable ’95, Daniel T. Ciporin '80, James C. Gaither ’59, Paul G. Haaga, Jr. '70, Stuart G. Israelson '67, Mitchell R. Julis ’77 and the Julis family, Hardy and Helle McLain P08 P10 P13, Ricardo A. Mestres, Jr. '55, and Sanjay Swani ’87.