***College Announces $5 Million Alumni Gift ***
John Jay College of Criminal Justice honored Ted Ullyot, Vice President and General Counsel of Facebook, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at a gala celebration to launch Campaign for the Future of Justice – a capital campaign to raise $50 million by 2014, the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the College. During the festive event on May 8, the College unveiled the Lynn and Jules Kroll Atrium in the spectacular new campus building on 524 West 59th Street, NYC, and announced a $5 million gift from an anonymous alumnus.
“With their passion for promoting the cause of justice and their contributions to the profession of law, our honorees serve as inspirations to us all,” said Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College. “As the leader of Facebook’s legal team, Ted Ullyot is on the front lines of the information revolution and the role of social media in promoting the public good. Attorney General Eric Schniederman has injected focused zeal to his position as the highest ranking law enforcement officer for New York State by emphasizing public integrity, economic justice and environmental protection.”
Mr. Ullyot received the Future of Justice Award in recognition of his role in furthering Facebook’s mission to provide transparency, connectivity and accessibility to advance social justice and support social movements. In recognition of his commitment to restoring the public’s faith in public and private institutions, Attorney General Schneiderman received the Civic Leadership Award.
“We thank Lynn and Jules Kroll for the generous gift of $2 million to launch our Campaign for the Future of Justice. As a lasting reminder of their commitment to John Jay’s mission of education for justice, it is fitting that we are naming the magnificent atrium in our new building, the Lynn and Jules Kroll Atrium,” said President Travis during the atrium dedication.
In 2010, the Krolls were the recipients of the College’s Civic Leadership Award in recognition of their commitment to philanthropy and public service. For the past six years, Jules Kroll has served as Chairman of the John Jay College Foundation Board of Directors. The Krolls have been strong supporters of the College and have provided financial support for a number of key initiatives. They have funded the oral history project of College’s Lloyd Sealy Library that has captured the experiences of dozens of criminal justice leaders in New York City. They have contributed to the Pre Law Institute which is now sending dozens of John Jay graduates to law schools around the country, and they helped launch the John Jay College Honors Program.
The evening ended with a surprise announcement by President Travis. “We are pleased to announce a $5 million gift, from an alumnus, someone deeply involved in the life of the college, who wanted to take this opportunity to show his gratitude for the difference that John Jay made in his life. In due course, we will be making an announcement of the particular naming opportunity, but for now I am pleased to say that our campaign is off to a great start!”
Vice President and General Counsel
Ted Ullyot is Vice President and General Counsel at Facebook, where he leads the company’s legal team. He was formerly a litigation partner in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before his time with Kirkland, Ullyot was EVP and General Counsel of ESL Investments, Inc., a private investment firm. Earlier, he was SVP and General Counsel of AOL Time Warner Europe. Ullyot has also held a number of appointed positions in the Federal government, including serving in the White House as a Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush, and at the Justice Department as Chief of Staff. He began his career as a law clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S, Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Ullyot holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
New York State
As the 65th Attorney General of New York State, Eric T. Schneiderman is the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, responsible for representing New York and its residents in legal matters. He has worked to restore the public’s faith in its public and private sector institutions by focusing on areas including public integrity, economic justice, social justice and environmental protection. Before becoming Attorney General, Schneiderman was praised as a leading reformer in the New York State Senate. He spent 15 years in private practice as an attorney, and later as a partner, at the firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, where he handled complex litigation. He was also a public interest lawyer for many years, representing taxpayers in several historic lawsuits. Attorney General Schneiderman graduated from Amherst College and Harvard Law School.
Chairman and Co-Founder, K2 Global Consulting LLC
Chairman and CEO, Kroll Bond Ratings, Inc.
Jules Kroll is the Chairman and CEO of Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. and the acknowledged pioneer of the modern investigations, intelligence, and corporate security industry. In 1972, he established Kroll Associates Inc., the prototype of a professional services firm dedicated to mitigating risk. His firm, which he sold to Marsh & McLennan Companies in 2004, ultimately reached annual revenues of $1 billion. Mr. Kroll was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by his alma mater Cornell University in 2003 and was honored with the U.S. Entrepreneurial Award by British American Business Inc. in 2002. Mr. Kroll received a B.A. degree from Cornell University and an LL.B. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association and currently serves as Board President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Foundation.
About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.
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