The Committee on Regional Associations (CORA) consists of regional association officers elected to the Alumni Council Executive Committee. The mission of CORA is to work with regional associations to engage more Princeton alumni with the University and with one another. CORA pursues this mission by serving, in coordination with the Regional Affairs team, as a resource to Princeton regional alumni associations in developing ideas and providing guidance for: programs; recruiting volunteers; organizing, operating and managing the regional association; and enhancing outreach to alumni.

CORA Grant Application Guidelines

CORA offers a limited number of grants to Princeton regional associations seeking to achieve the next level of success. These grants, awarded annually, contribute toward the financing of activities and initiatives that support an association’s long-term strength and sustainability.

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APGA Grant Application Guidelines

The Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni offers grants to Regional Associations to assist with engagement of graduate alumni in their region.

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CORA Award for Innovation

This award is given in recognition of associations who have developed new and innovative programming. Award recipients have included groups that created particularly engaging alumni education programs, as well as organizations that developed effective new ways to use technology in alumni outreach.

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Develop a Regional Community Service Project

Produced by the Alumni Council Standing Committee on Community Service, this document provides suggestions on how to develop a community service project in your region.

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Committee Leadership

Chair, Richard J. Holland '96, PC of Georgia

Vice Chair, Beverly A. Randez '94, PC of San Diego


Harry R. Aldrich '82, PC of South Florida

Maureen M. Crough '83 S83, PA of New York City

Juan Goytia '00, PAA of Puerto Rico

Bhekumuzi J. Gwamanda '97, PAA of Canada, Quebec Chapter

Chris Ann McPherson '89, PAA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Mary J. Newburn '97, PC of Chicago

Talbot MacCarthy Payne '84 S84 P14, PC of Michigan

Yan Zhong '07, PC of Western Washington

Livia W. McCarthy h74 h86, Staff Liaison

Terranze Griffin, Staff Liaison