Spring has arrived in Princeton and the new Cox Wing at Cap and Gown is on time for our Grand Opening on June 1st, Saturday of Reunions.
It’s stunning to see this beautiful new space take shape. It’s much bigger than we imagined, and a dramatic final “Cap”stone addition for the club. There is a lovely gas fireplace named for the Class of 1992 that features a Cap and Gown quote that has summed to the feelings of members for many decades by Herman Heydt Jr., Class of 1929, “Whenever I enter this club, I feel happy inside.”
Glass panel doors that open completely in nice weather are on three sides of the North and South Pavilions of the new wing. The North Pavilion will open onto a North Patio and Garden (naming opportunities that are still available). And there are garden benches that can be named for your own special place in the North Garden.
Read more about how this amazing project has come to pass and catch up on the details here.
We need the support of more alumni to help us raise the money for this project so the club will remain debt free. Please join the alumni who have already contributed generously to this project.
We thank the following alumni, for their exceptional generosity and hope many more of you will join this illustrious group. Our undergraduate members call Cap, "The Illustrious!"
Howard Cox '64 has made a most generous gift and this beautiful new addition will be called the Cox Wing. The Classes of 1965, 1973, and 1992 have donated for special naming opportunities for their sections. This is one of the last opportunities for sections to do this, so we hope other sections will review the opportunities for a permanent legacy at the club. View the naming opportunities.
Your donation will contribute to the creation of the Dennis Normile Staff Room.
Our expanded basement space will allow us to create a lounge for our employees that will be decorated with staff photos and memorabilia over the decades.
Please make a donation to support a space for our staff as part of this project!
Please donate for the Dennis Normile Staff Room
Donate $1,000 or more and your name will be included on a commemorative plaque for the staff.
($500 for classes of 2007-2011; $250 for classes of 2012 and younger)
We'll keep you updated with progress reports and photos as the construction moves along, and culminates in the Grand Opening on Reunions Saturday, June 1, 2019!