ANNUAL DINNER FEATURING SCOTT BERG '71 - April 23, 2015
Join fellow alumni, parents, and friends as we honor Ryan Ruskin '90 and David Kay '95 for their service to Princeton and service to our Chicagoland community. Reserve by April 16 for discounted tickets!
cordially invites you and your guests to the
2015 Annual Dinner
Thursday, April 23, 2015
5:00 p.m. - Reception for benefactors/patrons
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
Valet parking available
This year’s dinner features
A. Scott Berg '71
Pulitzer Prize-Winning American Biographer
The Club will also honor
David Kay ’95
John Fish '55 Distinguished Service to the Community Award
Ryan Ruskin ’90
Arnold M. Berlin ’46 Distinguished Service to Princeton Award
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Reservations will be held at the door.
Business attire, please no jeans or tennis shoes
Orange and black always welcome!
You can help ensure the success of the occasion by becoming an Annual Dinner Benefactor or Patron which includes 2 dinner tickets with preferred seating and admittance to the 5:00pm Pre-Reception, and your generosity will be noted in the dinner program. The support of our benefactors and patrons enables us to offer special rates for recent grads, current students, Princeton AlumniCorps (formerly Project 55) fellows, and invite newly admitted students as well as scholars in the Princeton in Chicago Schools (PICS) program. Any surplus supports our community service efforts. We are unable to issue refunds once reservations are made.
A. Scott Berg ’71 h03
A. Scott Berg '71 h03 began his writing career at Princeton University, where his senior thesis won the Charles William Kennedy Prize in the Department of English and became the basis for his first book. He has written five bestselling biographies: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, winner of the National Book Award; Goldwyn, for which he received a Guggenheim Fellowship; Lindbergh, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Kate, Remembered, a biographical memoir of Katharine Hepburn; and his latest book, Wilson, which was published in September 2013.
In 2007-08 he was the McGraw Professor in the Humanities, and he currently serves as a Charter Trustee for the University.
David Kay ’95
David is the Executive Director of MetroSquash - a nonprofit that uses the game of squash as a vehicle to engage Chicago Public School students in increasing academic achievement and improving health and wellness. MetroSquash currently serves over 200 students each year in 5th grade through college graduation and has recently completed construction of a 21,000 square foot center in the Woodlawn neighborhood at 61st St. & Cottage Grove Ave. The center is equipped with eight squash courts, four classrooms and office space that will allow the program to more than double the number of students and families served.
Prior to joining Metrosquash as its first Executive Director in 2005, David coached the men's squash team at the University of Rochester and was the head squash professional at the Union Club of New York. A native of Canada, David was Canadian Junior Hardball Champion, a member of Princeton's 1993 National Championship team, Intercollegiate Doubles Champion in 1995, and a top ranked player on the International Squash Doubles Association tour.
Ryan S. Ruskin ’90
Ryan’s service to Princeton began following his graduation, serving as an Annual Giving and Alumni Schools Committee volunteer. Upon his move to Chicago in 1994, Ryan’s engagement with the Princeton Club of Chicago began with support of PICS events at Roosevelt High School (tutoring, field trips, and fairs). Since then he has produced several Triangle Tour shows, co-chaired the annual dinner, and served as the club’s president. Ryan is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council, chairs the Awards for Service to Princeton Committee, and is a Class Regional VP. While at Princeton, Ryan was a member of sailing team, Cottage Club, and an active Triangle club member and officer.
In addition to serving Princeton, Ryan serves on the boards of: Chicago Humanities Festival, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Botanic Garden, Field Museum, Shady Side Academy, and Heartland Alliance. Ryan is the President & COO of The Ruskin Group, a 122-year-old global sustainable packaging company founded by his great grandfather. Previously, he was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney. He graduated from Princeton with a degree in history and American studies and has an MBA and MEM from Northwestern University. He and his partner Mike live in the city with their two Labradors.