At Home in Our Community: 50 Years and Counting!

The Anniversary Gala to Benefit Princeton Community Housing
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Boathouse at Mercer Lake, 334 South Post Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Guests packed The Boathouse for this festive dinner celebration.  Highlighting the evening was an outstanding performance by highly acclaimed Buddy Miller & Friends, who donated their time and terrific talents. Miller is a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer who grew up in Princeton and has won many awards, including a Grammy.  He returned to his hometown to join long-time friends and musical collaborators Jerry Steele, David Olsen, Steve Hendershott, and Joe D’Angelo, to support and help celebrate PCH’s five decades of leadership.

Event Sponsors included an anonymous Half-Century Sponsor, Borden Perlman, Merrill Lynch Bank of America Corp., other firms, and various PCH Trustees. 

Guests also enjoyed a wonderful display of art, photos, and writing on the theme of “What does Home Mean to You?” by PCH residents of many ages.  (These had also been displayed earlier in 2017 during PCH’s 50th Birthday Parties with residents.) 

In addition, guests heard from Trustee John Borden, one of the Founding Trustees, about PCH’s history.  Board President Rich Gittleman and Executive Director Ed Truscelli also spoke, as did Trustee Daniela Bonafede-Chhabra and Liz Hock, both serving as Gala Co-Chairs, and Director of Development Kirsten Hund Blair.  They talked about the compelling research showing the tremendous benefits of and need for affordable homes, and PCH’s waitlist of over 1,000 households. They noted that the proceeds from this first-ever PCH Gala are going toward the initial costs related to PCH’s plans to build 40 additional rental homes on land that PCH owns at Princeton Community Village. 

The evening indeed celebrated five decades of leadership in providing affordable, welcoming, and well-maintained rental homes in Princeton. More than 1,000 residents (about 3% of the Princeton population) live in our 466 homes. Over the years, thousands of Princeton Community Housing residents (including families and individuals) have thrived in our affordable homes and contributed to the wider community.

We continue to help create the fabric of opportunity and diversity -- and look to the decades ahead!

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