blount-ad-042518---new-smallANNUAL DINNER FEATURING SALLY BLOUNT '83 - APRIL 25, 2018

Join fellow alumni, parents, and friends as we hear remarks from Sally Blount '83, Dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.  We will also honor Mary Newburn '97 and Rachel Kohler '85 for their service to Princeton and to our Chicagoland community.  Please see below for more information about our distinguished speaker and awardees!

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 2022.  Benefactor tickets include reserved 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.  


The Princeton Club of Chicago 

cordially invites you and your guests to the 

2018 Annual Dinner


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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


Sally Blount '83

Dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management

"The Future of Higher Education"


The Club will also honor


Rachel D. Kohler '85

John Fish '55 Distinguished Service to the Community Award


Mary J. Newburn '97

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 9!

PCC Members save $25 PER ticket

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Please click the link below to reserve your tickets by April 22!
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make sure to indicate your class year and names of guests before finalizing your RSVP.



Contact Annual Dinner Co-Chairs, Jess Gonzalez '95 at or Cheryl Stevens '10 at or Club President, Mike Laidlaw '94 at

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    Sally Blount '83

    Sally Blount was named dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2010. Blount holds the Michael L. Nemmers chair at Kellogg and is a director of Abbott Laboratories, Ulta Beauty and the Joyce Foundation. She also serves on several advisory boards for international business schools affiliated with Kellogg, as well as on the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program board and the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

    As dean of Kellogg, Blount launched and completed a seven-year plan to transform the school by: restructuring administrative operations and faculty governance, repositioning and strengthening the school’s degree portfolio, deepening global connectivity, and better leveraging Kellogg's distinctive culture and thought leadership.

    Under Blount's leadership, the team completed the $365 million Transforming Together campaign; constructed a 415,000-square-foot, lakefront, state-of-the-art Global Hub; expanded Kellogg's premier Executive MBA Global Network and enhanced Kellogg's international standing.

    Blount has been regularly featured in news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune and MSNBC. In 2012, Blount was named co-chair for the World Economic Forum on Latin America. In 2017, she was named the Poets & Quants Dean of the Year and a LinkedIn Top Voice in Management and Workplace.

    From 2004 to 2010, Blount served as dean of New York University's Stern School of Business Undergraduate College and vice dean of the school. She was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 1992 to 2001. Blount began her career as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She graduated from Princeton University with a joint degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She holds MS and PhD degrees from Northwestern University. 

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    Rachel D. Kohler '85

    Rachel Kohler is the CEO of NowPow, a women-owned technology company that improves health care and health care outcomes in some of Chicago’s most under-resourced neighborhoods and in communities across the country. NowPow both connects patients suffering from chronic health and social conditions to places where they can access community resources important to getting well and staying well and maintains connection between patients and their entire care team.  Before NowPow, she worked for Kohler Co. for 22 years, a privately held family business. She continues to serve on Kohler’s Board of Directors.  She is a trustee at the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Medical Center.  She serves as treasurer for LPMC Foundation, a public charity supporting music education programs for youth in underserved areas of Chicago. She is also a member of the board of MAPSCorps, a Chicago-based youth job readiness program that collects and shares data about community assets.  Prior to her position at Kohler, Rachel worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton, a management consulting firm, and at First Boston, an investment bank now known as Credit Suisse. Rachel holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Princeton University.

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    Mary J. Newburn '97

    Mary counts her four years at Princeton as some of the most transformative in her life, and sees the alumni journey as an exciting extension of that experience.  As an undergraduate, Mary majored in politics, was a two-year varsity letter winner on the women’s basketball team, a member of Cap and Gown, and treasurer of her senior class.  After graduation, she served the Class of 1997 as vice president, and as a member of the Special Gifts team for the 5th reunion.  

    After attending the Princeton Club of Chicago’s Annual Dinner and knowing virtually no one in the room, she joined the PCC leadership team over ten years ago, and has since served the Club in many roles, including president and vice president.  Presently, she serves as a member of Chicago’s Princeton Prize in Race Relations scholarship committee and is focused on the club’s welcoming efforts.  At the University level, she is vice chair of the Committee on Regional Associations, a committee on which she has served since 2015, and additionally is a member of the Alumni Association's Committee on Awards for Service to Princeton

    Mary lives in Lakeview with her husband, Jade (a Brown alumnus often mistaken for a Princetonian), and sons Nicholas and William.