In 2010, with his 50th Hun reunion on the horizon, Trygve Sletteland ’64 started reaching out to his fellow classmates. Engaged for many years working in California and Washington as a non-profit and development director in the environmental sector, Mr. Sletteland had been only sporadically connected to Hun since graduation.
Outreach for his 50th reunion snowballed into three years of fulfilling and energizing conversations with classmates. “I called everyone,” recalls Mr. Sletteland. “I found classmates marked ‘lost’ by the School and created an in-depth directory with biographies of the entire class. It was inspiring to hear their stories, and I was amazed by what people had accomplished in their lives.” As a result of his efforts, a record number of classmates returned to campus for their 50th reunion celebration in 2014.
With the success of his 50th reunion behind him, Mr. Sletteland began to think of additional ways he could give back to Hun. “A few years ago, I decided to further my support of Hun by including the School in my estate plan. Not only do I want to make a lasting difference, I want to inspire others to support Hun in this way,” explains Mr. Sletteland. “My time at Hun made a profound difference in my life, and over the years, I have been proud to support a school that provided me with opportunities and lessons that have lasted a lifetime.”
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.