Since its founding in 1746, Princeton University has enjoyed strong, enduring links with the Hellenic World and has been an international leader in the study of Greek culture. This intimate and continuous connection with Greece is distinctive among American universities. As scholars, educators, philanthropists, public servants, art collectors, and writers, Princetonians have contributed immensely to U.S.-Greek cultural and international relations.
The transformational gift of Stanley J. Seeger Jr. ’52 established the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund at Princeton University in 1979. The purpose of the Fund is to “advance the understanding of the culture of ancient Greece and its influence… and to stimulate creative expression and thought in and about modern Greece.”