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Archive for 2009

From the Dean

August 31, 2009 | Campaign News

I am pleased to present our third Invest in CUNY Campaign update. As of September 2009, the colleges of CUNY have raised over $1.55 billion to support more than 250,000 students who attend our 23 colleges and institutions on any given day. This unprecedented success is led by the efforts of our friends and alumni. […]

Spitzer $25M Gift Names School Of Architecture At CCNY

August 31, 2009 | Philanthropy at CUNY

Bernard Spitzer believes that education is the springboard of opportunity, and that an educated society is fundamental to the public good and the ideals of a democratic society. He also strongly believes that, “few institutions contribute more faithfully to that overarching goal nor animate that philosophy more successfully than City College.” So motivated, the noted […]

Alumni Profile

August 31, 2009 | Partners and Supporters

Cheryle Levine, Queensborough Community College ’75 President, Queensborough Alumni Association; Founder, CHS Payroll LLC As president of the Queensborough Alumni Association, Cheryle Levine is a model of leadership and philanthropic generosity. Since 2004, she has expanded the membership of the association by motivating board members to reach out to alumni; spearheaded alumni events and diversified […]

Jack Rudin, CUNY’s Champion

August 31, 2009 | Partners and Supporters

Across CUNY, a growing number of alumni and their families have made transformative philanthropic gifts to their alma maters. Amongst those families whose gifts have fueled the CUNY renaissance over the last decade, one name stands out: Rudin. For more than three decades, the the Rudin family has played a leading role in New York […]

Giving at CUNY: BMCC Faculty and Staff Show Support

August 31, 2009 | Philanthropy at CUNY

The commitment of CUNY’s faculty and staff to their colleges and students often extends far beyond the classroom. A great example is Borough of Manhattan Community College, where this commitment has culminated in generous financial support. Dr. Fred Peskoff, chair of BMCC’s mathematics department, always has been inspired by his hard-working students. “Many of my […]

CUNY Honors its Supporters at Commencement

August 31, 2009 | Partners and Supporters

CUNY put the spotlight on philanthropy at commencement this year, honoring some of its key supporters and tapping several as keynote speakers. Philanthropist, real estate developer and 1943 City College alumnus Bernard Spitzer, who recently established The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City College, was awarded the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service. […]

Major Gifts to CUNY – 2009

August 31, 2009 | Philanthropy at CUNY

$25M from Bernard and Anne Spitzer to the School of Architecture at The City College of New York. $3.7M to the CUNY community colleges from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support ASAP students and expand the program. Two gifts totaling $1M from JFEW: one as a matching gift to the […]

Fall 2009 Calendar

August 31, 2009 | Campaign News

Planned Giving Brown Bag Lunch Sessions RFCUNY building, 230 W 41st St, Room 525, noon to 1:30p.m. Charities Registration & What To Do Next – Sept 25 Bequest Marketing – What To Do Next – Oct 23 Charitable Gift Annuities – How To Broach the Subject with Donors – Nov 20 Fundraising Academy Location – […]