Thomas M. Lamberti, Esq., FCRH ’52, and Eileen Lamberti

Tom and Eileen Lamberti

Tom and Eileen Lamberti are not only supporters of Fordham but also active, engaged philanthropists devoted to providing opportunity to immigrants and serving those in need.

Tom is a retired labor and employment lawyer who practiced for more than 60 years, most recently with the former law firm of Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, where he was a partner. He and Eileen met while he was working on behalf of the Garden City, New York, school system, where she was a teacher. In addition to generously supporting Fordham, they have contributed to the Interfaith Nutrition Network, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, and the Learning Connection program for immigrant women and families—run by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, a religious order to which Eileen belonged for 13 years. In addition, Tom has funded scholarships at Xavier High School and at Harvard Law School, two of his alma maters.

Tom serves on the Fordham University President’s Council, and he and Eileen have contributed to many sectors of the University. In addition to creating an endowed scholarship, they have supported the Elizabeth A. Johnson Endowed Scholarship for women in theology as well as the partnership between Fordham’s Center for Community Engaged Learning and Highbridge Voices, a musical and academic enrichment program for Bronx youth.