POSTPONED: ANNUAL DINNER FEATURING PROFESSOR EDDIE S. GLAUDE, JR. *97 - APRIL 30, 2020
This event has been postponed. We are in the process of rescheduling. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Join fellow alumni, parents, and friends as we hear remarks from Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. *97 h83 h13, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University. He is the former president of the American Academy of Religion, the largest professional organization of scholars of religion in the world. We will also honor Janice Levy Block Chaddock ’84 P22 for service to Princeton and Thomas H. Neuckranz ’70 and Virginia Neuckranz S70 for service to our Chicagoland community.
We hope that many of you will consider reserving Benefactor tickets and help 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 Princeton Project 55) fellows, and host newly admitted students in the Class of 2024. Benefactor tickets include preferred seating and admittance to the 5:00 pm Pre-Reception. 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!
The Princeton Club of Chicago
cordially invites you and your guests to
2020 Annual Dinner
Thursday, April 30, 2020
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
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. *97 h83 h18
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor
Chair of African American Studies
speaking on the topic of
"A New Princeton, A New America"
The Club will also honor
Thomas H. Neuckranz ’70 and Virginia Neuckranz S70
John Fish '55 Distinguished Service to the Community Award
Janice Levy Block Chaddock ’84 P22
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!
PCC Members save $25 PER ticket
Kosher-style meal available - please note any dietary restrictions
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THIS EVENT has been POSTPONED.
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Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. *97 h83 h18
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. *97 h83 h18 is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University. He is the former president of the American Academy of Religion, the largest professional organization of scholars of religion in the world. Glaude is the author of several important books including Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, which has been described as “one of the most imaginative, daring books of the twenty-first century.” His most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, is scheduled for release in April of 2020. Glaude is also a columnist for Time Magazine and a regular contributor on MSNBC. He hails from Moss Point, Mississippi, a small town on the Gulf Coast. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, holds a master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.
Ginny and Tom Neuckranz '70, John Fish '55 Distinguished Service to the Community Award
Tom Neuckranz ’70 studied aeronautical engineering at Princeton and later went on to law school at Northwestern. Ginny majored in management at Simmons College in Boston. Ginny and Tom married in 1982 and raised three beautiful daughters, Kristin, Laura and Erika, in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka.
In 2004, after their daughter, Erika, lost her life to depression, Ginny and Tom founded Erika's Lighthouse with the passionate and dedicated help of many friends, families, and the local community who came together to turn loss into action. Today, Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression (www.erikaslighthouse.org) is a non-proﬁt organization committed to educating teens about depression through curricula programs in middle school and high school communities at no cost to the schools. Using positive, helpful, hopeful messaging the mission of Erika’s Lighthouse is to eliminate the stigma surrounding depression, empowering young people to take ownership of their mental health so they can obtain the medical help they need in order to live as happy a life as possible. ELH curricula programs are currently being used in over 425 schools in 39 states. In 2020 Erika's Lighthouse became one of the founding members of "Shine Light on Depression," a unique nationwide collaboration of organizations, including American School Health Association, Anthem, Inc., JetBlue Airways Corporation, and the National PTA.
Janice Levy Block Chaddock '84 P22, Arnold M. Berlin '46 Distinguished Service to Princeton Award
A dedicated member of our Princeton-Chicago community, Janice has served as co-chair of the Princeton Club of Chicago’s Parents Committee since 2017, a member of the 2018 Tiger Ball Committee, and as a longstanding Alumni Schools Committee interviewer. Janice is VP of Class of ’84 and volunteers her time to the Princeton Career Services office, mentoring undergraduate students and advising them in their post-graduate pursuits. Janice is also a member of the Princeton Club of Southwest Florida.
In Chicago Janice serves on the boards of the Respiratory Health Association and Aspiritech Corporation. She is a trustee of the Oxford University Center for Buddhist Studies in England and Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, is a member of the BIG ARTS Forum Steering Committee, and a member of the Boards of the League of Women Voters and the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida.
For 30 years, Janice practiced law in Chicago for several multinational law firms, for Microsoft Corporation, as well as for the global education company Kaplan Inc., where she retired after serving as their Chief Legal, Compliance & Human Resources Officer. Janice was a history major at Princeton. She earned her master’s in journalism from Northwestern, and her law degree from Columbia. Janice is married to Ron Chaddock, and has three children: Frannie ’22, Sara, and Alex.