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Pioneering Women in Philanthropy at Fordham 2018

Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark’s books are worldwide best-sellers. In the United States alone, her books have sold more than 100 million copies. Read more about Mary Higgins Clark.


Rosemary Cooney

Rosemary Santana Cooney’s contributions to Fordham University spanned 42 years, first enriching the University’s academic life, then adding to the ongoing success of its Rose Hill campus. Read more about Rosemary Santana Cooney.


Eugenie Doyle

Eugenie F. Doyle, M.D., is a retired professor of pediatrics and director of the division of pediatric cardiology at the New York University Medical Center. Read more about Eugenie F. Doyle.


Christine Driessen

Christine Driessen is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for ESPN. Read more about Christine Driessen.


Brenda Gill

Brenda L. Gill is deputy general counsel at Sandata Technologies, LLC. Read more about Brenda L. Gill.


Alice Lehman

Alice Lehman Murphy is the retired managing director and executive vice president of Wachovia Corporation/First Union Corporation. Read more about Alice Lehman Murphy.


Frances Reid

Frances K. Reid established the Reid Family Writers of Color Reading Series at Fordham University. Read more about Frances Reid.


Peggy Smyth

Peggy Smyth is the chief financial officer of National Grid US, one of the largest utilities in the United States. Read more about Peggy Smyth.


Valerie Torres

Valerie Torres is a faculty member and chair of the religious education department at Aquinas High School, an all-girls Catholic school in the Bronx. Read more about Valerie Torres.


View the honorees from 2017.