Brief History of Rotary Club of Princeton Corridor
Our club, entitled the Princeton Corridor Rotary Club was chartered in 1986 by Nick Carnevale. Over the years our club has donated heavily to local organizations in need. For many years and still continuing, the club sponsors scholarships to graduates of West Windsor’s North and South High Schools. Other notable contributions include to Homefront (Thanksgiving Baskets), Boys and Girls Club, Kesner DuFresne Memorial Scholarship, Local Eagle Scouts, West Windsor Little League, and many others. Our membership roles average 35+ in numbers, and, consists of entrepreneurs, professionals and similar small business operators. In addition, our Foundation qualifies as a IRS 501(c)(3) tax deductible entity. We meet for lunch almost every Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Alexander Road in West Windsor, NJ. and our buffet lunches are well staffed with excellent offerings.
The members gather a few minutes before our weekly meetings around noontime. Thanks to the efforts of our long-time program director, members usually hear from various representatives of local organizations about local points of interests. On the last Friday of the month meetings are devoted to club business.
Our financial contributions on an annual basis generally exceed $25,000.00. Commitments time to various projects, events and fund raisers are part of our club tradition.
Community Activities and Service Projects
- Dictionary Distribution Project- 3rd Graders at WWP School System
- West Windsor Little League
- WWP High Schools North & South Scholarships
- Thanksgiving Food Baskets-benefit HomeFront
- Trenton Circus Squad
- Rotary College Possibilities Night
- Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County
- Good Grief
- Project Freedom
- United Way of Greater Mercer County
- Eden Autism
- Hightstown Pet Rescue
The Foundation of the Rotary Club of the Princeton Corridor (“The Foundation”) is a separate corporation formed as a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. The general purpose of the organization is to promote, foster, finance or perform charitable, scientific, literary and educational work.
A separate Board of Trustees and Officers are responsible for the managing the activities of The Foundation.
The Foundation administers the charitable funds which are raised by the Rotary Club of the Princeton Corridor through their fund raising activities. The Trustees also formulate and administer procedures to identify and make donations for charitable, philanthropic, benevolent and educational purposes.
The Foundation is active in supporting various local charities such as Good Grief, The Boys and Girls Club of Trenton, Eden Autism, The West Windsor Little League and the Trenton Circus Squad among many others. The Foundation is also a member of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.