Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


University to Honor Broadcaster and Humanitarian

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212) 636-7175
mlarkin@fordham.edu


NEW YORK—Fordham will honor legendary broadcaster Charles Osgood (FCRH '54) and business executive and humanitarian Angelo R. Mozilo (CBA '60) during the 2005 Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner on Monday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf=Astoria. Refreshments will be provided for the media.

Charles Osgood, a longtime fixture in television and radio, and the author of six books, is a member of the broadcasters Hall of Fame. Angelo Mozilo is the founder and executive of Countrywide Financial Corporation, which is one of the nation's leading lenders to Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians and underserved households and communities. He is the recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

The Founder’s Award recognizes individuals whose personal and professional lives reflect the highest aspirations of the University’s defining traditions, as an institution dedicated to wisdom and learning in the service of others. The gala proceeds will benefit the Fordham University Founder’s Endowed Scholarship Fund.

DATE:     MONDAY, APRIL 4
TIME:      6:30 P.M., COCKTAILS/8:45 P.M., AWARD CEREMONY
PLACE:   THE WALDORF=ASTORIA GRAND BALLROOM
                PARK AVENUE, BETWEEN 49TH AND 50TH STREETS

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.


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