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Archive for March, 2009

Expanding the Vision Campaign

March 25, 2009 | Campaign News

Information related to the Expanding the Vision Campaign.

Chancellor’s Society Recognizes More Than 200 Top Donors

March 11, 2009 | Partners and Supporters

In recognition of the enormous impact of corporate, foundation and individual donors who have contributed gifts of $1 million and above during the first phase of the Invest in CUNY campaign, the university has established the Chancellor’s Society. The more than 200 donors in this group range from generous alumni and friends to major national […]

From the Dean

March 11, 2009 | Campaign News

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, Chairman Benno C. Schmidt, Jr., and the Presidents of the CUNY Colleges will announce the launch of Invest in CUNY: Expanding the Vision, at a press conference to be held at the CUNY Graduate Center on March 25, 2009. As the most ambitious, comprehensive campaign ever undertaken by an urban, public university, […]

The Starr Foundation

March 11, 2009 | Partners and Supporters

CUNY recognizes the remarkable contributions of The Starr Foundation, one of the most generous foundation donors in the university’s history. The Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr, an insurance entrepreneur who founded C.V. Starr & Co. and other companies later combined by his successor, Maurice R. Greenberg. Mr. Starr, a pioneer […]

Bronx Colleges Join Forces

March 11, 2009 | Campaign News

The Bronx CUNY Scholarship Fund, a pioneering collaborative fundraising effort of CUNY’s three Bronx Colleges, has started its second year on strong footing. The brainchild of Bronx businessman and philanthropist Elias Karmon and of Serafin Mariel, founder and former President of New York National Bank, the Scholarship Fund raised nearly $200,000 in its first year, […]

CUNY Faculty Give Back

March 11, 2009 | Partners and Supporters

If CUNY’s students and alumni are its lifeblood, then its faculty is its backbone, providing structure, strength and support. The role of faculty and retirees in fundraising has been growing, and will become a regular feature in our newsletter. The new column will spotlight faculty members who are leading the way in philanthropy as well […]

Spotlight on Sustainability

March 11, 2009 | Campaign News

As environmental issues continue to draw greater public attention, the focus on building sustainability at CUNY is rapidly gaining momentum. CUNY has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent in ten years (by 2017), accepting the New York City Mayor’s challenge to universities under the city’s PlaNYC initiative. To accomplish this, Executive Vice […]

Carnegie Academic Leadership Award Funds Graduate Center’s Great Issues Forum

March 11, 2009 | Philanthropy at CUNY

Thanks to a prestigious leadership award to Chancellor Matthew Goldstein from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Graduate Center has launched the Great Issues Forum, which explores critical world issues through a dialogue between the public and prominent guests. In 2007, the Carnegie Corporation awarded Chancellor Goldstein its recently established Academic Leadership Award in […]