The Graduate Center Foundation was established in 1983 as an independent not-for-profit entity that is committed to promoting and safeguarding the success of the Graduate Center. As the sole channel for contributions to the programs, centers and institutions of the Graduate Center, the Foundation works with the President and Provost of the Graduate Center on institutional priorities such as student housing, career planning and collaborative research, and with program leaders on targeted scholarships and stipends, travel and conference aid, and communicating to and from alumni. The Foundation also manages and invests donations for use by the Graduate Center, and has built up a fund of approximately $40 million under management as of this year.
THE GRADUATE CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Foundation's Board of Trustees, now chaired by Craig Kaplan, is composed of business, philanthropic and foundation leaders primarily but not exclusively from New York City, to serve as advisors to the President of the Graduate Center. Its Executive Director, Jay Golan, serves concurrently as the head of the Graduate Center's Office for Institutional Advancement. The Board works to support the Graduate Center financially, through managing funds it has generated, and contributing and aiding others' contributions to Graduate Center priorities and interests. The Board also works to achieve a special familiarity with Graduate Center activities, allowing it to collaborate on projects to heighten the visibility of the Graduate Center and to raise awareness of the Graduate Center's contribution to higher education and to the vitality of the culture.
Craig Kaplan, Esq.
Of Counsel, Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky &
Lin I. Bildner
Vice Chair, Philippine Overseas Telecommunications Corporation
President, Philippine Communications Satellite Corporation
Trustee, C.S. Mott Foundation
President, Hecht and Company, P.C.
Gabriella De Ferrari
Author & Art Historian
Amabel B. James
Karen C. Altfest
Principal Advisor & Executive VP of Client Relations, Altfest Personal Management
General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase
Peter H. Darrow
Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Darren M. Fogel
Managing Director, Neuberger & Berman
Myron S. Glucksman
President, Myron Glucksman Consulting
Lynn P. Harrison 3rd
Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Lynell M. James
Dwight E. Lee
Partner, Gagnon Securities
Christoph M. Kimmich
Elizabeth Rosen Mayer, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Express Associates, Inc.
Vivian Pan, Ph.D., CFA
Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Hamlin Capital Management, LLC
Chairman and CEO, SLM Corporation
Robert F. Raucci
Managing Partner, Newlight Management LLC
John Harrison Streicker
Chairman, Sentinel Real Estate Corporation
Richard D. Parsons
Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners
Chairman of the Board, The Georgetown Group, Inc.
Frances Degen Horowitz
University Professor & President Emerita, The Graduate Center
Chase F. Robinson
President, The Graduate Center
Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement, The Graduate Center
Provost, The Graduate Center
Sebastian T. Persico
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, The Graduate Center