It is a great pleasure to share good news with all the supporters of the colleges of CUNY. Fiscal year 2010 (July 2009 thru June 2010) was another banner year for the Invest in CUNY Campaign – the colleges received support from more than 35,000 alumni and friends, fund-raising totals remained even or grew at more than three-quarters (80%) of our 23 colleges and institutions.
With the receipt of a new $3 million gift from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation this fall, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has announced the creation of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and the nation’s first Master of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Journalism.
BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development received a $50,000 scholarship grant from Bank of New York Mellon… City College announces Doctoral Fellowship at the Grove School of Engineering… CSI received three new grants totaling $200,000… Hunter College receives $1 million to support the Hunter Dance Program… The Rockefeller Foundation awards $150,000 to the Hostos Community College Center for the Arts & Culture… Philanthropist Mark Pigott donated $100,000 to Lehman College for student scholarships. Queensborough Community College is the recipient of second $1 million dollar gift in the past three years.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY’s youngest senior college, created in 1970 by educators, activists and community leaders to provide a space and environment for higher education in Central Brooklyn, is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving the educational, cultural, and social needs of the community. The celebration has provided the college a unique opportunity to recognize vital years of its history, tradition, continuity to the present and most importantly new beginnings.
York College: Ms. Dolores Swirin, former CEO of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, was appointed Vice President Institutional Advancement at York College as of September 13, 2010. Ms. Swirin can be contacted at 718-262-3783 and at firstname.lastname@example.org Hostos Community College: Ms. Esther Rodriguez-Chardavoyne, Sr. VP Administration & Finance & CFO at Hostos, [...]
The Invest in CUNY Campaign Office is hosting a year-long series of seminars to help CUNY colleges get in compliance with state Charity Registration laws everywhere that they solicit donations. Several colleges have hosted seminars or informational gatherings to help spotlight and roll out the new CGA program. So far, presentations to donors, alumni and [...]
In spring 2010, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) announced the creation of its Office of Alumni Relations and the establishment of the SPS Alumni Association. The Association held its first alumni reception in June, and launched its website (www.sps.cuny.edu/alumni) and monthly Alumni E-bulletin Connect in early summer. The 15-member SPS Alumni Relations Council [...]
Nov 2010 Fundraising Academy – Strategies for New Development Professionals – Nov 9, Nov 11, Nov 16 Topics in Philanthropy – Charities Registration New York & New Jersey – Nov 17 Topics in Philanthropy – Annual Fund – Nov 18 Dec 2010 York College Holiday Reception – Dec 2 Topics in Philanthropy – Issues in [...]