Paul Ingersoll, Former Board Member, Will Be Remembered

Paul Ingersoll ’50, a cherished friend and Board member of the Ivy 1879 Foundation, passed away on January 2, 2012 due to heart failure. Paul was a very warm and respected member who at Reunions or during other visits to the Club would draw the attention of a group of undergrads with his warmth and charismatic tales. He was a committed philanthropist to many valuable causes and always found the time to prioritize the Ivy Club among them.

While at Princeton Paul was a member of the freshman football team and played on the University’s rugby team that won the Bermuda’s Governor’s cup in 1950. Upon departing from campus, he was sent to Germany to serve in the Army. Once he returned from war, he climbed the ranks within a number of industries, including insurance, manufacturing and banking and then in 1978, joined Christie’s, the international auction house, to start the company’s fi rst regional offi ce in North America. He continued in this role until he retired three decades later.

The Ivy Club, the Board of the Ivy 1879 Foundation, the Section of 1950 and countless others will sincerely miss Paul.