Founder's Dinner

The 2016 Fordham Founder's Award Dinner

Monday, March 14, 2016

Black Tie
6:30 p.m. Cocktails, 7:15 p.m. Dinner
Waldorf Astoria New York

For additional information, please contact Liz Manigan, Associate Vice President for Development and University Events at or 212-636-7442 (office), 914-548-4847 (mobile).

2016 Honorees

George and Marie Doty

George E. Doty Sr., FCRH ’38, and Marie Ward Doty

Married for 63 years, George and Marie Doty were committed champions of Catholic causes, loyally supporting the organizations they were passionate about—including Fordham—throughout their lives. The Dotys will be honored posthumously. Read more.

John and Emalie Feerick founders

John D. Feerick, Esq., FCRH ’58, LAW ’61, FAC, PAR, and Emalie P. Feerick, PAR

Working individually and together, John and Emalie Feerick have built a life that is devoted to service and family. John's legacy as former dean of Fordham Law is reflected daily in the school's commitment to social justice. Read more.

Brian and Kathleen MacLean

Brian W. MacLean, FCRH ’75, PAR, and Kathleen H. MacLean, FCRH ’75, PAR

Brian and Kathy MacLean met during their freshman year at Fordham. Forty-plus years and many blessings later, they remain focused on family and community. Read more.

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 (2015-2006 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 Fordham 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 service of others. They are designated Founders of Fordham not only for their own achievements and contributions to the University, but also because they stand as exemplars of the renewal of the University in its identity and mission by 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

View the Founder's Coverage