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We will be at the historic landmark City Hall again, with an extended cocktail/apps party beforehand (in lieu of a sit-down dinner) next door at Recess, a club/bar that is all ours for the event and after. Calling ALL Tigers!

Join fellow alumni, parents, and friends (see attendee list below) as we enjoy a program which includes a conversation between our honored speaker John W. Rogers Jr. '80 and Jason Tyler '93 P22 P27 with an introduction by Morgan Smith '21 h02. We will also honor Brian C. Johnson '99 and Sally Metzler-Dunea Ph.D. *97 for their service to Princeton and to our Chicagoland community.

Anyone who purchased a Friend-of-the-Dinner ticket and/or a Sponsorship is eligible for reserved seating during the program and admittance to the 5:00 pm Pre-Reception, and your generosity will be noted in the dinner program if desired. 


The Princeton Club of Chicago 

cordially invites you and your guests to the 

2024 Annual Dinner:

Calling ALL Tigers!


Monday, April 29, 2024

5:00 p.m. - Reception for Friends of the Dinner and Sponsors 

5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Food Stations

7:30 p.m. - Program

8:30 p.m. - After-program mingling

9 p.m. - After-party with cash bar

City Hall

838 W Kinzie, Chicago, IL

(cocktail reception at Recess, next door)


This year’s dinner features


John W. Rogers Jr. '80

Chairman and Co-CEO of Ariel Investments, 2008 Woodrow Wilson Award winner, Founder of Ariel Community Academy

in conversation with

Jason Tyler '93 P22 P27

Chief Financial Officer of Northern Trust, Board Chair of UChicago Lab Schools, former Chair of the Joffrey Ballet


"In the Service of Chicago"

with an introduction by

Morgan Smith '21 h02

Young Alumni Trustee, former Chicago P55/AlumniCorps Fellow, future public interest lawyer


The Club will also honor

Sally Metzler-Dunea Ph.D. *97

with the John Fish '55 Distinguished Service to the Community Award


Brian C. Johnson '99

with the Arnold M. Berlin ’46 Distinguished Service to Princeton Award


Reservations will be held at the door


Cocktail Casual attire. Orange and Black attire strongly encouraged!

For public transportation:

El: The Blue Line Grand station is 0.3 mi away (1 city block north and 1/2 block east) at Halsted and Grand 

Bus: The #8 bus stops at Halsted and Hubbard 1/2 block east and 1/2 block north

Ogilvie and Union Station are a 5-minute Uber/taxi ride away

For parking:

On a Monday night, there should be a fair amount of street parking, but there are also parking lots/garages less than a block away:

Mid City Parking lot: 1/2 block east across the bridge at 810 W Kinzie St

333 N Green Parking Garage: 1/2 block south across the tracks at 333 N Green St

365 N Halsted St Parking Lot: 1/2 block east across the bridge at 365 N Halsted

Tip: Prepurchase parking using ParkWhiz or Spot Hero to save money






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Contact Annual Dinner Co-Chairs, Ronnie Raviv '95 at and Al Chan '91 at or Club President, Yung Bong Lim '87 at

  • Rogers-ad240429John W. Rogers Jr. '80

    John W. Rogers Jr. is the founder, chairman, and co-CEO of Ariel Investments, LLC, the oldest Black-owned mutual fund firm in the United States. John’s passion for investing began at age 12 when his father began buying him stocks as Christmas and birthday gifts. His interest in equities grew at Princeton University, where he majored in economics, and over the two-plus years he worked as a stockbroker for William Blair & Company, LLC. In 1983, John founded Ariel to focus on patient, value investing within small- and medium-sized companies. While Ariel's research capabilities have since expanded across the globe, his patient approach still anchors the firm today.
        John is active civically and professionally based on his belief that these engagements make him a better leader and a better investor. Beyond Ariel, he is a member of the board of directors of NIKE, The New York Times Company, and Ryan Specialty Group Holdings. John also serves as Vice Chair of the board of trustees of The University of Chicago.

         John is committed to a number of philanthropic endeavors. He founded Ariel Community Academy (ACA) in 1996, a public school in Chicago. ACA incorporates an immersive and innovative financial literacy program with an emphasis on investing. He also created the John W. Rogers, Jr. Internship Program in Finance (JWR) at the University of Chicago to connect exceptional students from underrepresented backgrounds with internship opportunities in the investment offices of non-profit foundations and endowments. Over 20 years ago, he co-founded the Black Corporate Directors Conference to foster corporate DEI; develop best practices; and encourage directors to promote the civil rights agenda in the boardroom. The conference’s call to action focuses on the “Three Ps”: People, Purchasing and Philanthropy.

         In 2008, John was awarded Princeton University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumnus or alumna whose career embodies a commitment to national service. John received an AB in economics from Princeton University, where he was also captain of the varsity basketball team.

  • Tyler--ad240429Jason Tyler '93 P22 P27

    Jason Tyler is Chief Financial Officer of Northern Trust, a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families, and individuals.
    Born and raised in Chicago, Jason attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools where he developed a deep commitment to the city of Chicago, as well as independent thinking and leadership. Jason then attended Princeton University, majoring in Politics.
    After ten years in banking, at what is now part of JP Morgan, Jason joined Ariel Investments, serving as Senior Vice President, Director of Research Operations and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
        Jason also returned to the University of Chicago where he earned an MBA.
        Jason is a Trustee of the University of Chicago, Board Chair at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, a Director of TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS), Advance Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Foundation, the Becker Friedman Institute, and the Joffrey Ballet where he formerly served as Chair.
        Jason devotes significant time to supporting the Chicagoland area through his work in various non-profit organizations. Those passions extend through his family. Both of Jason and Yolanda’s children (Ethan Tyler ’22 and Sydney Tyler ’27) graduated from Lab Schools before attending Princeton.

    Metzler--ad240429Sally Metzler-Dunea Ph.D. *97

    Sally earned her Ph.D. with distinction in Art & Archaeology, specializing in Renaissance art of Eastern Europe. She has curated over 200 exhibitions, among them the international loan exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bartholomäus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague and authored the monographic exhibition catalogue. Previous positions have included the Director of the D’Arcy Museum at Loyola University and Associate Visiting Professor, Northwestern University.
         Volunteer efforts outside Princeton embrace the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, which Sally oversees as the President. Additionally, she is Chair of the Commission to build and fundraise for the Global COVID-19 Monument of Honor, Remembrance, & Resilience, slated to unveil in Chicago in 2025 (
        For over two decades Sally has also championed PCC alumni spirit, launching the inaugural PCC Tiger Ball along with co-Chair Peter Baugher '70 and returned for a second time as Co-chair with Mike Laidlaw '94. She served as VP Graduate Alumni and VP Programs, organizing myriad events such as the long-running Precepts Series featuring Chicago alumni; outings to the Lyric Opera, Raven theatre, and Ravinia; and promoted graduate alumni engagement, hosting in her home a yearly Graduate Alumni Summer Soiree. She participated at the PICS History Fair at Roosevelt High School and served on the national committee to select the Award for Service to Princeton. 

    Johnson--ad240429Brian C. Johnson '99

    Brian is a proud member of Princeton's great class of 1999.  Since 2016, he has served as the CEO of Equality Illinois, the statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization.  In this role, he leads efforts to build a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and full acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.  Prior to his time at Equality Illinois, Brian spent nearly two decades as a leader in social justice.  His passion for fighting for equity was catalyzed by having served as a first-grade teacher, and Teach For America corps member, in Baton Rouge, LA.   

        In addition to his full time work, Brian is an author.  His book Our Fair Share: How One Small Change Can Create a More Equitable American Economy (Broadleaf Books 2021) tackles economic inequality in America.  His upcoming book, due out May 7th, is The Work is the Work: Letters to a Future Activist (Broadleaf Books 2024).  In it, he shares lessons he has learned over 25 years in social justice work about how to do good work well.

        Brian was a religion major at Princeton and also earned his JD from Stanford Law School, and his MBA, as an Arjay Miller Scholar, from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  An avid Princeton volunteer, he has served as a University Trustee, President of the Princeton Club of Chicago, a member of the Alumni Council Executive Committee, the Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees, and is co-chairing this fall's Every Voice conference to honor and celebrate Princeton's LGBTQ+ alumni.       
        Most importantly, he lives with his husband Toby and their daughter Josephine in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.


5:30PM - 9:00PM Mon 29 Apr 2024, Central timezone


City Hall Events/Recess
838 W Kinzie
Chicago, IL

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Look Who's Coming:

Ronnie Raviv
Yung Lim
Peggy Lim
Sheila Kailus
  Jenner & Block
Minjia Tang
Amanda Newmark
Carol Obertubbesing
Mary Claire Allvine
Elizabeth Raymond
Paul Hybel
Mitchell Petersen
Beverly Petersen
Barry Saiff
Andrew Avsec
Leigh Avsec
Umar Javed
Marquis Parker
Traci Burch
Henry Cheng
Christina Xu
Linda Terry Coberly
A.Enis Cetin
Peter Baugher
Peter Chalfin
  Princeton University
Justine Vargas
  Princeton University
Brian Johnson
Toby Eveland
Jason Wortendyke
Ariel Knowles
Oluseyi Fasoranti
Al Chan
Karen Duncan
Justin Weiss
Robert Loveman
Benjamin Rosner
  Ariel Investments
Doris McTyre
Daniel McTyre
Dani Houchin
Shannon Donnelly
  Bottom Line
Corey Hecht
  Merrill Lynch
Lisa Esayian
Greg Burns
Jeffrey Sharp
Liz Sharp
Gabriel Arcaro
Renee Perez
Alfredo Ramos
Taylor Kass
Robert Khoury
Mary Khoury
  The Nature Conservancy
Charlene Huang Olson '88
Chris Olson
Udai Gupta
Sally Metzler-Dunea
  COVID-19 Monument Commission
Susan Belknap
Preston Belknap
George Dunea
Maria Devonshire
Kirsten Ekdahl Hull
  EQ Office
Kevin Hull
  Hull Partners
Nathalie Lagerfeld
  Walker Sands
Katherine Cappola
Emily Barton
Jacob Barton
John Comfort
Lauren Sullivan
Hannah Faughnan
Lynnley Browning
Benjamin Bornstein
  Prospero Capital Management, LLC
Colin Nance
David Zucker
Karen Bisgeier Zucker
Arthur Margulis
Elaine Margulis
Rose Nguyen
Sheila Arora
Stacy McAuliffe
Samantha DeKoven
Anne Haque
Jacinta Warnie
Kimberly Bragg
Michael Iberkleid
Vishy Visweswaran
Vasanth Visweswaran
Suzan van der Lee
Lydia Marti
Richard Porter
  Kirkland & Ellis
Beth Berg
Brigitte Anderson
Stephen Ban
Wendy Otis Ban
Bianca DiGiovanni
Marvin Pollack
Nathan Williams
Bruce Rosenberg
Valerie Koch
Aaron Koch
Catherine Sharp
Samone Blair
Claire Jones
Phyllis Ellin
Gigi Pacheco
Lisa Barron
Jeff Cornett
Madeleine Walsh
Marko Medvedev
Kendall Mallette
Chris Mallette
Jacqueline Cohen
  P16, P22
Chelsea (Ruyi) Ding
Wenli Zhao
Macol Cerda
José Cerda, III
Geraldine Newmark
Connie Xu
Lisa Mullaney
Mandy Terc
Louis Tambellini
Manuel Perez
Destiny Ortega
Lester Munson
Austin Dale
Talia Krainc
Dana Iverson
Sarah Pinto
Jill Pinto
Jack Pinto
Maurice Neuman
Lawrence Neuman
Max Mathias
Melissa Economy
Jason Tyler
Yolanda Tyler
Dennis Keller
Connie Keller
Sarah Kwon
Jungwon Choi
Junghun Kweon
Ellen Guan
Qing Hou
Raven Reid
Tiffany Powers-Reid
Russell Reid
Tiffany Andras
  Greenberg Traurig LLP
Tim Dondanville
Ryan Ruskin
Kathryn Ditmars
Ethan Tyler
Tom Souleles
Sam Souleles
Ranveer Singh
Jatinder Kaur
Harjit Badwal
Vincent Anderson
Sally Anderson
Kiana Pan
Qi Le
Yi Pan
Jeff Baden
Stephanie Pries
Luca Lazzaretto
Carter Hale
Jim Tuchler
  Gifts For You
Christine ONeill
Jack Stanton
Niko Ivanisevic
Juliana Tong
Ha Nhan
Man Tong
Ronnie Kihonge
Alex Mendoza
Brandon Mendoza
Lisette Mendoza
Amy Treciokas
  Yoga Now Inc.
Michael Benson
  Winnetka Paddle Club
Sam Tarter
James Smith
  Demopolis Equity Partners
Rebecca Deaton
Steve Reed
Douglas Schmidt
Melissa Smith
Kristen Stanton
Pat Stanton
Ryan Duncan
Briana Payton
Nicole Silva
Linda Sackey
John Balfe *90
Reginald Ponder
Johnny Mishu
Saikat Bhattacharjee
Arpita Ray
Ellenna Berger
Jon Berger
Jake Snyder
Michael Laidlaw
Tammy Ball
Daniel Zeft
Jim Sowerby
Deirdre Connell
Alex Mendez
Cristina Alcantar
Jose Mendez
Meaghan Attard
Alec Leng
Pablo Soto
John McCarter
Asher Joy
Bruno Emilio Aravena Maguida
Kate Daugherty
Allison Qi
Jack Warden
Meredith Rosen
Austin Morales-Sanchez
Devon McCourt
Zachary McCourt
Colin Cordes
Caroline Cordes
Nick Antoine
Anna Doroshina
Kimberlee Joseph
Kristen Smith
Airron Richardson
Mairead Horton
Chris Piller
Georgie Geraghty
Luis Oropeza
Luis Oropeza
Claudia Olvera
Morgan Smith '21 h02
Joshua Wolford
Janet Wolford
James Wolford
Stephen Avsec
Tom Levinson
  Park Piedmont Advisors
Emily Puchalski
Karolina Puchalski
Piotr Puchalski
James Morrow
John Rogers
Jay Kaplan
Grace Masback
Pranet Swain
Piyush Swain
Nabiha Charolia
Shadan Al Zuhairi
Mohammed Al Zuhairi
Rizwan Charolia
Farheen Charolia
Samm Lee
Bernice Fokum
Lamont Wilson
Sydney Johnson
Jim Cunningham
Bria Gillum
Mairah Khan
Dillon Sharp
Vena Adae Romero Briones
... a total of 274 guests.
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