Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
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Masthead, Founder's Dinner


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Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University  

“Although it was founded just nearly ten years ago, the President’s Council has already had a remarkable impact on the life and mission of the University. Through its support of the Founder’s Dinner, it has enabled the University to build endowments to support our Presidential Scholarships Program; through its Executive-in-Residence Program, it has enabled our students to interact with and learn from some of our most accomplished alumni and parents; and through its networking events, it has enabled our students to meet and learn from wise and loving mentors. On the basis of its proven record of achievement, I am confident that in the coming years the Council will raise the University’s profile in the wider world and boost our alumni’s pride in their Alma Mater, and thus enable us to realize the ambitious dreams that we have for Fordham.”

Chairman’s Message

  James J. Houlihan
  James J. Houlihan,
GSB ’74, Partner, Houlihan-Parnes
Realtors, LLC

“I see the President’s Council as a distinct opportunity for highly committed alumni leaders to invest themselves in growing Fordham’s stellar reputation through the dedication of valuable time and resources. As chairman of the President’s Council, I’m honored to help build on the Council’s past successes and work to create something that generates great pride in our members. Fordham has given so much to so many — it’s our moment to ensure that the next Fordham generation may prosper and live the American Dream.”

The 2014 Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner and the Campaign Close Celebration

The evening of Monday, 31 March 2014 marked The Thirteenth Annual Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner and The Campaign Close Celebration at the Waldorf Astoria New York. The event raised $2.3 million for the Fordham Founder’s Undergraduate Scholarship Fund. This black tie celebration of our University honored four active and generous members of the Fordham community, Thomas A. Moore, Esq., LAW '72, PAR, and Judith Livingston Moore, Esq., PAR, and William S. Stavropoulos, Ph.D., PHA ’61, and I. Linda Stavropoulos. Table levels included: President’s Circle Table, $75,000; Founder’s Circle Table, $50,000; Benefactor’s Circle Table, $25,000; Patron’s Circle Table, $10,000.

We also celebrated all of the donors to Excelsior | Ever Upward | The Campaign for Fordham, who have so positively impacted the lives of our students, through gifts of $540 million [$40 million over our campaign goal]. Together we raised the number of endowed professorships to 67, established an additional 223 scholarships, built world-class residence halls for 800-plus students, created the new home of the Gabelli School of Business, and built the iconic new Fordham Law School Building.

We thank all of our benefactors for your overwhelming support and generosity. Please save the date for the Fourteenth Annual Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Monday, 23 March 2015!



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The President's Council brochure is available online.

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