Hope Lives Here
Princeton Capital Campaign

On April 26, 2008, Margaret Anne Wilby died suddenly leaving 5 children, ages 4, 10, 16, 22, and 27, and her husband Pete.

Ten years ago, there were no support services for grieving children and families in the Princeton area. It was not until the fall of 2012, four years after Margaret’s death, that Good Grief came to Princeton. This much-needed expansion was in response to the high demand for grief support services that were lacking in the area. Within two years of renting space at Trinity Church in Princeton, there was a 3-month waiting list and it was apparent that Good Grief needed a center in Princeton to serve the community’s grieving children and families. In 2015, Good Grief moved to 5 Mapleton Road and launched a $2 million Capital Campaign to ensure a permanent home in Princeton.

Mercer and Middlesex counties are two of the top three New Jersey counties most populated with grieving children, creating a tremendous need for grief support in the greater Princeton area. In the five years in Princeton, Good Grief has served over 500 children and adults from Central New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania.

On the 10th anniversary of Margaret’s death, Pete Wilby made a lead gift to name Good Grief’s Princeton Center after his late wife, The Margaret Anne Wilby Center. “Now that Good Grief has a home, we want to make sure that it is able to serve as many grieving families as possible. My wife, Margaret, put her all into our children and in helping the kids in our community. I know that if she was here today, she would be supporting and volunteering for Good Grief and its important mission,” said Pete Wilby with pride.

Princeton Capital Campaign gifts will be directed to fully fund the purchase of the center and allow for program growth and expansion. The campaign will focus on receiving support from foundations, corporations, small businesses, and individuals.

Together, we can make certain that families like the Wilbys get the support they deserve, for decades to come.


Help Us Fund Our New Home!

Naming Opportunities

Good Grief Center FULFILLED
3rd Floor $250,000
2nd Floor $250,000
Opening/ Closing Room $75,000
Entry Vestibule $35,000
Conference Room $35,000
Kid's Zone $25,000
Arts & Crafts Room FULFILLED
Orientation Room FULFILLED
Living Memory Room $25,000
Teen Group Room FULFILLED
Adult Room (1) FULFILLED
Adult Room (2) FULFILLED
Volcano Room FULFILLED
10 - 12 Year-Old Room FULFILLED
6-9 Year-Old Room (1) FULFILLED
6-9 Year-Old Room (2) $15,000
3-5 Year-Old Room $15,000
Hospital Room $15,000
Story Corner FULFILLED
Honor Wall $2,500
  • Hillary Angeline and Sharon DellaFera – Adult Room
  • Anonymous – Story Corner Room
  • Liz and Conor Delaney- Pre-Teen Room
  • Janice and Ted Grover – Volcano Room
  • Dr. Rich and Helen Lee- Café
  • Jenn and Steve Leonard – Arts and Crafts Room
  • Susie and Sean Leonard – Adult Room
  • Kathy Maher – 10-12 Year-Old Room
  • Patty Ryan and Robert Meirowitz, MD. – Teen Lounge
  • Rachel O’Brien – Orientation Room
  • The Wilby Family – Margaret Anne Wilby Center
  • Natasha and Dr. Alexander Wolfson – 6-9 Year-Old Room

OR CALL US 609-498-6674 x8010

Princeton Families Needing Your Support

The Berman Family
Brannan, Benjamin, Noah
“I have made friends at Good Grief. It’s sad that other people have had people die and Good Grief makes them feel not alone.”
– Noah, 7-years-old

The King Family
Marianne, Samson, Jerry, Albery
“Going to Good Grief has been fun. I feel like I’m not alone. I’ve learned how to be a good friend and how to help people who have lost family members.”
– Samson 11-years-old

The Barker Family
Jamillah, Kaleb
“Other places I feel different. Here I can be sometimes happy and sometimes sad and it’s ok. My friends understand me.”
– Kaleb, 5-years-old

The Fadiga/ Harris Family
Latonia, Aliyah, Nadia
“I feel safe because there are people at Good Grief to support me and people who sometimes feel the same feelings I do. It would have been hard for me to grieve my dad’s death without them.”
– Aliyah, 10-years-old

The O’Brien Family
Jim, Carla, Connor, Liam, Riley
“Going to Good Grief gives me people to talk to. I’ve learned to think more and talk about my brother.”
– Connor 9-years-old