Last spring, four leading CUNY donors — Sy Sternberg, retired Chairman and CEO of New York Life Insurance Company; Emily Tow Jackson, Executive Director and Board President of the Tow Foundation; Mark Kupferberg, Vice President for Manufacturing and Engineering of Kepco Inc.; and Larry Zicklin, retired Board Chairman of Neuberger Berman — kicked off the University’s first all-day conference on philanthropy with a lively discussion about their philanthropy, volunteer leadership and reasons for supporting CUNY.
Seven years out of high school, Robert Champer (’81) was still looking for a direction in life. He was working construction throughout Queens, and short stints studying at three colleges had left him unsure about higher education.
Philanthropy to CUNY colleges is making headlines. We are pleased to introduce as a new feature in our newsletter a roundup of media coverage of gifts to CUNY.
The transformative effect of student scholarships is a well known fact of higher education. At CUNY, this is perhaps nowhere more clearly demonstrated than at the CUNY Baccalaureate program, more commonly known as “CUNY BA.”
I think I speak for all of us here in saying that we’re proud to be associated with an institution that has meant so much to the cultural and intellectual fabric of New York City. One-third of college-educated New Yorkers are CUNY graduates, myself included. CUNY has produced more top corporate executives than any other […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]