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Archive for 2008

Dean’s Welcome

December 5, 2008 | Campaign News

The Invest in CUNY – Invest in New York Campaign welcomes you to the inaugural issue of Campaign News, our new bi-monthly e-newsletter. It has been created to keep you abreast of important developments in advancement throughout CUNY and to celebrate the extraordinary philanthropic support being received by the colleges. Launched in November 2004 by […]

Hunter Receives Record $40M for School of Social Work

December 5, 2008 | Philanthropy at CUNY

Hunter College this fall received a gift of $40 million, the largest in the college’s and CUNY’s history. It will be used to construct a building in Harlem for the School of Social Work. In honor of the gift, the school will be named the Lois V. and Samuel J. Silberman School of Social Work […]

Fund-Raising in a Challenging Economy

December 5, 2008 | Campaign News

Advancement professionals across the board, including those at CUNY are facing the impact of the economic downturn. Whether they are contending with underwater endowments or communicating with funders, they share deep concerns. With this in mind, on November 3, 2008 Chancellor Matthew Goldstein invited Robert Kissane of CCS Fund Raising to address the Council of […]

John Jay’s $5-Million Challenge

December 5, 2008 | Philanthropy at CUNY

A $1-million dollar gift from best-selling crime writer Patricia Cornwell earlier this year, crowning a growing relationship between the writer and college, has helped draw attention to the growing focus on fundraising at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Cornwell gift, to create a Crime Scene Analysis Academy to train first responders, joined […]

A Trio of Successful Galas

December 5, 2008 | Notable Events

Hunter, Lehman and Medgar Evers each held successful fund-raising events this fall. Strong participation from supporters and friends contributed to their success amidst the economic downturn. Medgar Evers College’s eighth annual Legacy Awards Gala & Dinner on Oct. 16 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge was sold out. The college received gifts […]

BMCC Rebuilds Fiterman Hall

December 5, 2008 | Campaign News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver, joined with Chancellor Matthew Goldstein and Borough of Manhattan Community College President President Antonio Perez on Nov. 13 to announce that $325 million has been secured to rebuild Fiterman Hall. Fiterman Hall was donated to BMCC by philanthropists Miles and Shirley Fiterman […]

Hecht Foundation Awards $300,000

December 5, 2008 | Partners and Supporters

For the third consecutive year, the Vera and Imre Hecht Foundation has awarded $100,000 for scholarships to help CUNY students who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend college full time. Last year, the foundation provided scholarships for 10 freshmen at three colleges: John Jay, Hunter and The City College. The students were […]

Record Gift Endows York Professorship

December 5, 2008 | Philanthropy at CUNY

York College this fall received the largest philanthropic gift in its 42-year history: $500,000 to endow its first named faculty position. The gift from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will establish the ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination. The professorship marks York’s entry into the fields of fraud examination and forensic accounting and is […]