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Lawrence Zicklin Endows the Zicklin Center with a $2 Million Gift

September 28, 2004 | Philanthropy at CUNY

Lawrence Zicklin, who endowed the Zicklin School of Business with an $18 million gift in 1997, has donated $2 million to endow Baruch’s Center for Financial Integrity, now named The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity. The Center was founded in 2000 with Zicklin’s help by Accounting Prof. Douglas Carmichael. The renaming of the center, Zicklin says, “reflects the ethical standards taught to me by my cousin Robert Zicklin, who was in the very best sense a stickler for ethics and the law…I think everyone’s vision for the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is that it be a place which upholds that model, a place that has the courage to bring forward and debate cutting-edge issues of ethics and integrity in business.”

Mr. Zicklin, who was managing principal and chairman of Neuberger Berman (now part of Lehman Brothers), graduated in 1957 from Baruch College with a BBA and earned an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. He is a former president of the UJA Federation of New York. Currently, he holds the positions of Clinical Professor at the Stern School at New York University and Senior Fellow at the Wharton School. Read more