Founder's Dinner

The Annual Fordham Founder's Award Dinner

The evening of Monday, 23 March 2015 marked the Fourteenth Annual Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner. The event raised $2.1 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, Edward M. Stroz, GSB ’79, and Sally Spooner, and William J. Toppeta, Esq., FCRH ’70, PAR, and Debra J. Toppeta, PAR

We thank all of our benefactors for your overwhelming support and generosity. Read more about this special evening.

Save the Date 2016

Please Save-The-Date for the Fifteenth Annual Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Monday, 14 March 2016!

Table Levels and Tickets

  • President’s Circle Table, $75,000
  • Founder’s Circle Table, $50,000
  • Benefactor’s Circle Table, $25,000
  • Patron’s Circle Table, $10,000
  • Donor Ticket, $1,000
  • Young Alumni Donor Ticket (2014-2005 graduates), $500

We thank all of our benefactors for your overwhelming support and generosity. Proceeds benefit the Fordham Founder’s Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.

About The Fordham Founder's Award

With the Founder's Award, we seek to recognize 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 services of others. They are designated Founders of Fordham for their own achievements and contributions to the University, but they stand as exemplars of the renewals of the University in its identity and mission by the different generations of Fordham men and women.

Past Recipients

About The Founder's Scholarship Fund

Group selfie at founder's bash - SMThe Fordham Founder's Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate men and women whose curiosity of mind and strength of spirit have enabled them to go beyond the boundaries of expectation.

Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a desire for excellence in all aspects of life through coursework, extracurricular activities, and personal experiences. Their characteristics reflect the qualities shared by Fordham's founding members and are mandates for the development of an ethical society.

Meet the Fordham Founder's Scholars