ANNUAL DINNER FEATURING DEAN EMILY CARTER - APRIL 26, 2017 - Deadline to register EXTENDED to Monday 4/24 @ noon!
Join fellow alumni, parents, and friends as we hear remarks from Emily A. Carter, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. We will also honor Chris Olofson '92 and Jason Tyler '93 for their service to Princeton and service to our Chicagoland community.
We hope that many of you will consider reserving Benefactor tickets and helping to ensure the success of this event. The support of our Tiger Benefactors enables us to offer special discounted rates for recent grads, current students, and Princeton AlumniCorps (formerly Project 55) fellows, and host newly admitted students in the Class of 2021. Benefactor tickets include preferred seating and admittance to the 5:00 pm Pre-Reception, and your generosity will be noted in the dinner program if desired. If you cannot attend or would like to further support the Annual Dinner, please choose the SPONSOR/DONATE ticket. THANK YOU!
Many thanks to Class of '92, Class of '93, and Class of '79 for being sponsors of this event!
The Princeton Club of Chicago
cordially invites you and your guests to the
2017 Annual Dinner
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:00 p.m. - Reception for Benefactors
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. - Dinner
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
Valet parking available
This year’s dinner features
Emily A. Carter
Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment
Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Club will also honor
Jason J. Tyler '93
John Fish '55 Distinguished Service to the Community Award
Christopher E. Olofson '92
Arnold M. Berlin ’46 Distinguished Service to Princeton Award
Reservations will be held at the door
Business attire, please no jeans or tennis shoes
Orange and Black always welcome!
Annual Dinner Benefactors and PCC Members have reservation priority through March 1st!
PCC Members save $25 PER ticket
Please click the link below to reserve your tickets: Deadline EXTENDED to Monday 4/24 @ noon!
Click HERE to reserve Annual Dinner tickets!
Please make sure to indicate your class year and names of guests before finalizing your RSVP.
Dean Emily A. Carter
Emily A. Carter is the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, as well as Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. Her research focuses on developing and applying accurate, efficient quantum mechanics methods that enable discovery and design of materials for sustainable energy. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 1987. After a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she spent 16 years on the faculty of UCLA. The author of over 350 publications, she has delivered over 500 invited and plenary lectures all over the world and serves on advisory boards spanning a wide range of disciplines. Her scholarly work has been recognized by awards from a variety of entities, including the American Chemical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. Professor Carter was elected in 2008 to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and in 2016 to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Jason J. Tyler '93
Jason Tyler is Head of the Institutional Group at Northern Trust Asset Management and a member of Northern Trust’s Operating Group. Jason oversees institutional sales, distribution, client relationship management and advisory services, including the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) and Defined Contribution practices. Prior to this role, Jason was the Head of Corporate Strategy at Northern. In this capacity, he was responsible for the coordination of strategic planning and merger & acquisition activity. Previously, Jason was a Senior Vice President and Director of Research Operations at Ariel Investments and First Vice President and Manager in Corporate Planning at Bank One/American National Bank. Jason is a Director of Multi-Packaging Solutions (NYSE: MPSX) and a past contributor and guest market expert on Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg radio, ABC News, PBS, and Fox Business. Jason earned an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an A.B. from Princeton University.
A native of the Southside, Jason has maintained a strong passion for the community, starting from a college internship as a Princeton Project ’55 Intern at the Chicago Housing Authority which influenced his Senior Thesis on education reform. Jason’s recent efforts include serving as a Director of Advance Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation, One Million Degrees, and the Joffrey Ballet where he served as Chairman. In addition to serving our Chicagoland community, he has served our Princeton community as well as a member of the Alumni Schools Committee, Princeton Club of Chicago leadership group, and by hosting events, including the Princeton Prize in Race Relations award ceremony.
Christopher E. Olofson '92
Chris began volunteering for Princeton at Annual Giving telethons while still an undergraduate. More recently, he worked on the Chicago Aspire committee and served as the major gifts chair for his 20th Reunion’s Annual Giving campaign. Today, he is the class agent for leadership gifts for his 25th Reunion, serves on the Annual Giving National Committee, and is a member of the University's Capital Leadership Committee. In 2011, he joined the advisory council of the Princeton University Art Museum. The current exhibition, “Revealing Pictures – Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection,” will remain on view until July 2, 2017, and the entirety of Chris's collection will eventually come to Princeton as a gift. This summer, he looks forward to sponsoring another PICS intern in Chicago.
At Princeton, Chris was in Butler College, majored in East Asian Studies, and was a member of the Dial Elm Cannon eating club. After graduation, he continued a program of study in Taiwan on a Fulbright scholarship. Outside of Princeton, Chris is a member of the Photography Committee at the Art Institute of Chicago and serves on the advisory board of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College.
Chris founded a software startup in 2015. He and his partner Keith, a professor of political science at Purdue University, live in downtown Chicago.