annual-dinner-eddie-glaude---1ANNUAL (UN)DINNER FEATURING PROFESSOR EDDIE S. GLAUDE, JR. *97 - OCTOBER 29, 2020

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Join Princeton alumni, parents, students, and friends as we gather virtually and 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 fellow Tigers 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.  

This year's Annual (UN)Dinner is FREE to attend, but we hope that many of you will consider supporting the Princeton Club of Chicago by reserving Benefactor or Patron tickets or by purchasing one of the PCC Supporter tickets to ensure the success of this event and the vibrancy of our alumni community.  Benefactor ticket holders are also invited to attend a private virtual reception with Professor Glaude immediately following the group Q&A. Your generosity will be noted the night of the program. THANK YOU!


The Princeton Club of Chicago 

cordially invites you and your guests to

virtually attend the 

2020 Annual (UN)Dinner

Thursday, October 29, 2020

schedule below


This year’s event 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



We may be virtual this year, but Orange and Black attire is always welcome!


6:00 p.m. - Opening Remarks and Awards Presentation

6:30 p.m. - Keynote and Q&A with Professor Glaude, moderated by Reggie Ponder '84

7:30 p.m. - Tiger 'Tail Virtual Reception

Grab your favorite beverage and join for casual conversation in breakout rooms

Benefactors are invited to attend a private virtual reception with Professor Glaude from 7:30 - 8 pm





Please make sure to answer the questions at check-out before finalizing your RSVP!  All reservations are acknowledged via e-mail.


Optional Dinner:  Pick-up $25 or Delivered $32 - RESERVE by 10/26/20 @ midnight!

  • Choice of Mini House Charcuterie or Artisan Cheese Plate with Sunflower Oat Toast
  • Choice of Fall Risotto or Smoked Pork Shoulder with Grilled Carrots
  • Homemade Cookie
  • Select your choices when checking out and answering the final RSVP questions.  Indicate Vegetarian or Vegan option if desired.
  • Delivery within a 4-mile radius of the restaurant located in Logan Square @ 2728 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago  |  773.486.8525
  • Pick-up and delivery window:  2-6 pm on 10/29/20 


Contact Annual (UN)Dinner Chair, Jess Gonzalez '95 at or Club President Amy Treciokas '87 at


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, was released on June 30, 2020 and is a NYT Bestseller.  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. 

tom---ginny-neuckranz--70---1Ginny and Tom Neuckranz '70John 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 ( 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.


Reginald Ponder '84, Moderator

Reggie serves on the Princeton Prize and Race Relations committee, is a member of Princeton Diversity Discussions and has served on the Alumni Schools Committee.   He has been a film critic for over 25 years and can be heard in Chicago on 91.1 FM/  He has 20+ years in the field of marketing and advertising and is the Executive Marketing Lead for The Kaleidoscope Group, a diversity, equity and inclusion company based in Chicago.  Additionally, he is an adjunct marketing professor at North Park University Graduate School of Business & Nonprofit Management.  In addition to his degree in sociology and certificate in African-American Studies from Princeton, he has an MBA in marketing and economics from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has studied film at Columbia College Chicago.  Reggie is a native Chicagoan growing up in Bronzeville and currently resides in North Lawndale with his wife, Donna and two children, Bobbi and Carri.