Robert Axelrod ’69
Ralph Binder, M.D. ’70
Dr. Binder received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1970 and his medical education at Yale University MD-MPH in 1975. He is a Pulmonologist in private practice in Eastchester New York, with a medical appointment at Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care.
“PICS has brought me back to Princeton after a long hiatus. I have been very impressed by the talent and energy of the student body at Princeton and it has been very rewarding to couple that with the needs of valuable non-profit organizations throughout the country. Through this process the community outside of Princeton comes to appreciate the value of our institution and our students get to view a world often outside their norm.”
Dina Taylor Brewer ’88
Dina received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1988 and her JD from Harvard Law School in 1992. She has been practicing corporate law for the past 20 years, first in New York with the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell and then in London as the head of the legal group for Morgan Stanley’s private equity funds. She is currently the managing partner of Princeton Law Partners. Since moving to Princeton in 2005, she has joined the boards of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University and the Chapin School, as well as Princeton Internships in Civic Service. She and her husband Paul Brewer (P*89) reside in Princeton with their three daughters.
J. William Charrier ’69
J. William Charrier is President of the Princeton Class of 1969, co-founder with spouse Anne of the Friends of Theatre Intime and a member of the board of Princeton Internships in Civic Service. He also serves as a trustee of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) and the Charrock Foundation. His career centered on ship owning, ship operations and international logistics. From 1983 to 2003 he was a founding investor and President of American Automar, a ship owning firm specializing in sealift services for the US Armed Forces. From 2003 to 2007 he was Chairman and an investor in the revival of US Lines, now operating several containership services as part of the CMA-CGM Group. He and Anne have also sponsored and promoted the joint program in ocean sciences between Princeton and BIOS.
“One of the premises of Princeton is investing heavily, some might even say disproportionately, in the education of the most promising young people from our global community. This investment only makes sense for society if these fortunate few are imbued with a deep commitment to a life of service, whatever career paths they may choose, as a part of their Princeton experience. Princeton Internships in Civic Service has become a significant part of that process.”
Deborah Danker ’75
Martin R. Eichelberger, M.D. ’67
Dr. Eichelberger graduated from Princeton University and Hahnemann University Medical School. He completed his surgical education at the Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with C. Everett Koop, M.D. He serves as a professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and he holds visiting professorships in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia as well as the United States. Dr. Eichelberger is a pediatric surgeon and founder of Emergency Trauma and Burn Services at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The Trauma Service at Children’s National Medical Center is a world-renowned model of care for children and their families. Dr. Eichelberger is the founder of Safe Kids Worldwide. Founded in 1988, Safe Kids Worldwide has contributed to a 51 percent decline in the child death rate from accidental injuries since its inception.
“Princeton undergraduates are our future leaders. Through PICS, we show the ‘best of the best’ the rewards and challenges of our profession.”
Jim Floyd, Ph.D. ’69
Jim Floyd is a life-long Princeton, NJ resident and psychologist. He is a recipient of the Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton, the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA) Award for Service, and a University Service Award for Commitment and Contributions to Students. Campus and alumni involvement includes: being a Mathey College Fellow, teaching in the Psychology Department, serving on the Tower Club graduate board, Class of 1969 Board, being a founding member of the Class of 1969 Community Service Fund, a founder and vice president of Princeton-in-Africa, the Princeton Project 55 board, the PU Alumni Council Executive Committee and Committee on Community Service, the ABPA board, and participating on the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) and its executive committee. Ph.D. Univ. of Rochester, 1975; retired from the State of N.J. and private practice; one daughter.
It has been very gratifying to be one of the founders of the Princeton Class of 1969 Community Service Fund/PICS Program, which was originally inspired by members of Princeton Project 55. Over the years our organization has been a total success with providing positively impactful summer experiences for generations of Princeton students toward influencing career choices and life directions. Also, I have met and gotten to know a number of classmates, as well as other alumni and staff who have joined this endeavor. One other outcome is that CSF was instrumental in the development of, and my involvement in, Princeton-in-Africa, which has now had over 300 year-long fellows in 34 countries in its first decade.
Charles C. Freyer ’69
Chuck has served as Chairman of the PICS Board for the past 4 years. An officer of the Class of 1969 for over 20 years, he also serves on the Board of Cannon Dial Elm Club, and the Alumni and Friends of Princeton ROTC. Professionally, Chuck is General Counsel of SCP Partners, a venture capital management firm located outside Philadelphia. Previously he was general counsel of a public company, and a partner in a large regional law firm for 20 years. A graduate of Yale Law School, Chuck is a LTC in the US Army Retired Reserve. He is an officer and board member of Scholar Academies, a charter management organization engaged in turning around failing public schools in large metropolitan areas.
Jim Gregoire ’69
Steve Houck ’69
Steve Houck lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Toni and is the father of two daughters. A politics major at Princeton, he also holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He is of counsel to Menaker & Herrmann and Executive Director of the State Center, a small not-for-profit that helps state attorneys general enforce the antitrust and consumer protection laws. A commercial litigator and antitrust attorney, Steve served four years as Antitrust Bureau Chief in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he acted as lead trial counsel for all twenty state plaintiffs in the government monopolization case against Microsoft.
“PICS internships provide a trifecta for students: meaningful service to the less fortunate in our community; greater understanding of not-for-profits and the unique role they play in American society; and maybe even a life-altering experience impacting career decisions post-Princeton.”
H.A. “Chip” Jerry, III ’69
Richard Kitto ’69
Dawn Leaness ’06
Dawn Leaness graduated from Princeton in 2006 with an AB in International Politics and certificates in Gender Studies and Latin American studies. She now resides in Boston, where she is the Director of Development (and track coach) for Codman Academy, a charter public high school in an urban Boston neighborhood. Dawn is a former PICS intern, having interned at the Gesu School in Philadelphia, PA in 2003 and at the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission in Santa Fe, NM in 2005, and she worked in the PICS office during her four years at Princeton. She remains involved with PICS as the Communications Chair of the Class of 1969 Community Service Fund board and as a mentor for Boston-based interns. In addition to serving on the CSF board, she also serves on the board of the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (a PICS partner organization!) and volunteers with the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.
“It has been very gratifying to be one of the founders of the Princeton Class of 1969 Community Service Fund/PICS Program, which was originally inspired by members of Princeton Project 55. Over the years our organization has been a total success with providing positively impactful summer experiences for generations of Princeton students toward influencing career choices and life directions. Also, I have met and gotten to know a number of classmates, as well as other alumni and staff who have joined this endeavor. One other outcome is that CSF was instrumental in the development of, and my involvement in, Princeton-in-Africa, which has now had over 300 year-long fellows in 34 countries in its first decade.”
Eve G. Lesser ’77
A History and Russian Studies major at Princeton, Eve went on to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School and to work as an investment banker at both Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb and Goldman, Sachs & Co. where she was responsible for advising corporate clients on a wide variety of financing and strategic transactions. After spending 21 years on Wall Street, she retired in 2001 in order to devote more time to both her family and other interests, including Princeton. She has served as treasurer of her Princeton Class, a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council, and is currently the Treasurer of the PICS Board.
“One of the greatest pleasures of being involved with PICS is to see both the enthusiasm and passion which the students bring to the internships and the way in which their summer experiences in non-profits has broadened their perspective on the issues and opportunities facing our society.”
Jeffrey Marston ’69
Suzanne McSorley ’77
Sue McSorley ’77 is an attorney and mediator in private practice with Stevens & Lee, PC. She lives and works in the Princeton area. She is married to Tom Baker ’76, and is the mother of Kate Baker ’12, Meg Baker Oberlin ’14 and Colleen Baker ’16. Sue joined the PICS Board as a representative of the Class of 1977 in 2009. She served as the alumni partner for interns at the North Star Academy in Newark in 2010, and at Legal Services of New Jersey in 2011 and 2012. She is also the Chair of the Internship Development Committee.
“In my many ‘pro bono’ activities over the years, I have never been involved in an organization that has so deeply inspired me and propelled me to action. The Princeton undergraduates who I have had the privilege of working with have been nothing short of amazing. Their spirit and dedication are contagious, and both the adult mentors and the organizations benefit mightily from our association with them, both because of the valuable work they do for their organizations, and because their spirit inspires the rest of us!”
Robert Raymar ’69
Cleveland Rea ’69
Jim Robertson ’91
Delphine Slotten ’15
Hayden Smith ’69
Mary Strother Sullivan ’90
Mary graduated from Princeton in 1990, where she majored in English. She then spent a year teaching English outside of Osaka through the Princeton-in-Asia program. Following her year in Japan, Mary matriculated to Columbia Law School, where she received a JD in 1994. She clerked for one year in San Francisco on the U.S. District Court and one year back in her home town of Atlanta, on the Eleventh Circuit. In 1996, she joined her then-boyfriend/now-husband (David Sullivan, Brown ’88) in Boston, where she started her career at Hale and Dorr (now known as WilmerHale).
Mary is now Special Counsel and Deputy General Counsel at WilmerHale. She also serves as Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. She was recently named as a member of the transition committee for Massachusetts Attorney General-elect Maura Healey.
Over the years, Mary has been active in Princeton alumni life. She was alumni class president from 1990-95. She was co-chair of her 15thReunion, in charge of children’s activities at her 20th reunion, and currently is co-food chair for the 25th reunion. Mary was introduced to the PICS program by Bill Benjamin ’69, and Mary and Bill have co-sponsored an internship at JumpStart in Boston for the past two years.
Robert Wolfe ’69
Shirley Wu ’15