Shirley Tilghman

The Laureate...

is the creative thinker selected from the areas of the arts, the sciences, the humanities, and public service.

Shirley Tilghman

2014 Laureate

“I really fell in love with chemistry in high school. I loved the order of the periodic table . . . I loved that with just a few sets of rules you could make any chemical in the universe.”

A leader in the field of molecular biology, Shirley Tilghman came to Princeton in 1986. In 2001 she became the first woman president of Princeton. More

The Legacy Prize...

is awarded each year to young, gifted individuals in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service.

Sam Greenberg

2014 Legacy winner

Sam is working with fellow Harvard students to start a new shelter dedicated to young homeless adults ages 18-24 More

Daniel Kim

2014 Legacy winner

Daniel combined his passion for history and performance in an award winning one-man play that examined the effects of military policy during the Korean War… More

Past winners:

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Richard Kelly - The Mamelodi Township

RICHARD KELLEY, 2009 LEGACY AWARDEE & JUNTO MEMBER, TEACHING ABROAD - The Mamelodi Township of South Africa is home to more than 1 million people. Set up by the then apartheid government, Mamelodi was designated as a blacks-only area. Today, Mamelodi residents are still almost… More

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2014 Creativity Foundation Celebration

TICKETS AVAILBLE NOW. Tilghman is the recipient of the Smithsonian… More

2013 Creativity Foundation Celebration

Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the… More

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Chelsea Harrison, 2008 Legacy winner, stars as Joan of Arc at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park



2011 Legacy winner Maritsa Hristova serves as Orchestra Director in Cambridge, MA school



Shalini Pammal, 2011 Legacy winner, is first “Service to Society” Fellow



2004 Laureate Eric Kandel and research team identify major cause of age-related memory loss