Lehman Leadership Dinner Raises More Than $400,000

November 1, 2010 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández (left) presents the Corporate Leadership Award to JP Morgan Chase Senior Vice President and District Manager Eileen Conroy at the College's annual Leadership Dinner, held on October 27 at the New York Botanical Garden. With them are David Levey, chair of the Herbert H. Lehman Foundation, which sponsored the dinner, and Elsie Leon-Cruz, JP Morgan Chase senior vice president and market manager. President Fernández and Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. were also recognized at the event, which raised more than $400,000 in cash and pledges for student scholarships, fellowships, an endowment and College needs.

Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández (left) presents the Corporate Leadership Award to JP Morgan Chase Senior Vice President and District Manager Eileen Conroy at the College's annual Leadership Dinner, held on October 27 at the New York Botanical Garden. With them are David Levey, chair of the Herbert H. Lehman Foundation, which sponsored the dinner, and Elsie Leon-Cruz, JP Morgan Chase senior vice president and market manager. President Fernández and Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. were also recognized at the event, which raised more than $400,000 in cash and pledges for student scholarships, fellowships, an endowment and College needs.

BRONX, N.Y. — Lehman College honored three members of the Bronx community at its annual Leadership Dinner on October 27. Held at the New York Botanical Garden and sponsored by the Herbert H. Lehman College Foundation, the dinner raised more than $400,000 in cash and pledges for scholarships, fellowships, an endowment and College needs.

JP Morgan Chase Senior Vice President and District Manager Eileen Conroy received the Corporate Leadership Award, Bronx Borough President and Lehman alumnus Rubén Díaz, Jr., received both the Community Leadership Award and the Alumni Achievement Award, and Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández was recognized for his twenty years of leadership at the College. He is currently the longest-serving president in CUNY.

Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. (center) with Lehman and CUNY officials and some of the students benefitting from the scholarship funds raised at the College's annual Leadership Dinner. The event was held on October 27 at the New York Botanical Garden and raised more than $400,000 in cash and pledges for scholarships, fellowships, an endowment and College needs. Receiving awards were JP Morgan Chase Senior Vice President and District Manager Eileen Conroy, Borough President Díaz (who is a Lehman alumnus), and Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández.

Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. (fifth from left) with Lehman and CUNY officials and some of the students benefitting from the scholarship funds raised at the College's annual Leadership Dinner. The event was held on October 27 at the New York Botanical Garden and raised more than $400,000 in cash and pledges for scholarships, fellowships, an endowment and College needs. Receiving awards were JP Morgan Chase Senior Vice President and District Manager Eileen Conroy, Borough President Díaz (who is a Lehman alumnus), and Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández.

Serving as Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Prof. Miguel Pérez, an award-winning journalist and nationally syndicated columnist who chairs Lehman’s Journalism, Communication and Theatre Department. Music was provided by the Lehman Latin Jazz Ensemble.

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