Educational Events


The Ivy Club sponsors multiple educational programs each year. Supported by the Ivy 1879 Foundation, these events occur during the academic year and are led by undergraduate members.

Graduate members and Ivy parents are welcome to attend as space permits and should contact to inquire about availability.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

November 8 at 6:30 PM

Leadership that Empowers the Vulnerable: A Conversation with Margaret Crotty '94, Executive Director of Partnership with Children

Ivy graduate member Margaret Crotty '94 has a long history of leadership in education and public health in the nonprofit and private sectors. Prior to joining Partnership with Children, a nonprofit organization that provides critical counseling and intervention to 17,000 students in New York, Crotty launched and managed Save the Children International's $2 billion initiative to reduce child mortality in the developing world. Previously, she was the President CEO of AFS-USA, which has provided intercultural exchanges for other 300,000 high school students since 1947. She graduated with honors from Princeton University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH from Columbia University.


October 10 at 6:30 PM

Behind the Spotlight: A Conversation with Pete Austin '93, Senior Broadcast Producer at Good Morning America

Pete Austin ’93 began his career the summer before his senior year with a one-week internship at the 1992 National Convention. Since then, he has worked at ABC News—with a brief hiatus in 2000 to explore the dot com world—where he served as a senior producer for Nightline. In 2015, he was named Senior Broadcast Producer at Good Morning America, where he currently line produces the show Monday through Friday. Austin has helped earn two Emmys for ABC in recognition of outstanding breaking news coverage.

Leadership Program

Each year the Club invites 3-4 speakers to share their leadership experiences with the membership. Presenters have included South African President Jacob Zuma, His Royal Highness Prince Turki al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, former CIA Director David Petraeus, former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, Dr. Dennis Ausiello, chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Norman Augustine, retired Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The goal of this program is to provoke discussion about the personal qualities that create great leaders, and the moral challenges they face.


Roundtable Program



The Roundtable program seeks to bring people of interest to the Club for lively dinner discussions, which are limited to 35 members. Many distinguished scholars have been guests, along with accomplished Ivy parents, graduate members of the Club, and members of the Princeton community. The Roundtable program hosts an average of two guests each month during the academic year.