A number of major gifts to the colleges over the past year have helped CUNY pass the $2 billion mark toward the University’s $3 billion Campaign goal. These vital contributions are seeding new initiatives, supporting students and faculty, and enabling new development across the University. To celebrate these successes as the Campaign moves into its final leg, the Invest in CUNY Campaign will highlight a few outstanding gifts in each newsletter.
In addition to the first gifts for the Chancellor’s Faculty Fund, recent highlights include
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.
Reopened this spring after extensive renovation, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College has received generous support from donors to sponsor new initiatives and programs. Urban public health issues will be the focus of The Joan H. Tisch Legacy Project.
Brooklyn College Herbert Kurz, ’41, and the Kurz Family Foundation donated $1.6 million to create the Herbert Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights. The chair will promote teaching and research. Lawrence Rand has given $1.5 million to create an endowment in honor of his wife, Madelon Leventhal Rand, ’64, a former officer of the Brooklyn College […]
Chairman and retired CEO of New York Life and City College alumnus Sy Sternberg has made a $2 million gift to CCNY to create the Sy Sternberg President’s Fund for Excellence. The endowment will provide discretionary funds for significant projects …
The challenging work of reaching out to community college alumni and bringing them back to their first undergraduate alma mater has been under way at Hostos Community College since June 2003 when the Alumni Relations Office was created.