Class Of 1952 Distinguished Classmate Award
For Service To The Class Of 1952
Richard Roy Pivirotto

     During undergraduate days, Dick began his lifetime of service to Princeton and the Class of 1952. As a pivotal member of the championship football teams of those years, he helped make Princeton and class history. He served on the Senior Class Council and his club's bicker committee.
     Since graduation, Dick has served as Chair and Co-chair of 52's Special Gifts Committee, later as Chair of the Cleveland Society seeking annual giving gifts of $1,000 or more, Vice President of the class from 1972 to 1977, and President of the class from 1977 to 1982.
     Along the way, Dick was very active in planning our 25th reunion and led the class in expanding our mini-reunions, which eventually brought a larger and more geographically diverse group of classmates together and into class affairs. His effective leadership of the Cleveland Society has resulted in our having substantially more $1,000 donors to Annual Giving than any other class in Princeton history.
     From 1972 to 1976, Dick served as a Term Trustee of the University, and as a Charter Trustee from 1977 to 1987. While on the board, he sat on the Athletics Steering Committee, the University Resources Committee and contributed significant leadership in the Campaign for Princeton.
     The Class of 1952, and the University, have benefited enormously from Dick's leadership and thoughtful counsel. These skills have also been of great value to a number of this country's leading corporations on whose boards Dick has served. These same skills were put to good use during his many years as Chairman of the Board of the Greenwich Hospital, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the General Theological Seminary of New York and the Board of the Garden State Cancer Center.
     Dick was also instrumental in the creation of the Mary Ellen Bowen Gallery in the art museum, was honored by a University scholarship established in his name and has contributed generously to all major class and University campaigns.
     In their spare time, Dick and Mimi have managed to keep up with their wonderful family of six children and fourteen grandchildren.
     Dick, we thank you for your long and faithful service to the Class of 1952, and we are proud to claim you as a Distinguished Classmate.


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