Alumni - Baruch College - City of New York University
To a degree unusual among public academic institutions, Baruch College is strongly supported by its increasingly active alumni. Our alumni are helping to transform the future of the College: without their commitment, the Collegeâ€™s renewed commitment to excellence and its outstanding reputation would not be possible. Many Baruch alumni are modern-day captains of industry, leading major national and international firms. Some have returned to their alma mater to teach courses; others provide internships and employment opportunities for Baruch students.
Beginning with Bernard M. Baruchâ€™s gift of $9 million in 1965, the College has flourished through the generosity of its many friends. In addition to strong support from the Weissman and Zicklin families, gifts from a score of other alumni have allowed Baruch to create and enhance such programs and facilities as the Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor / Subotnick Financial Services Center, the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, the William Newman Programs in Real Estate, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communciation Institute, and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Other alumni-financed enhancements to the education Baruch provides include the Sidney Mishkin Gallery, the Newman Library, Marvin Antonowsky Performing Arts Complex, Engelman Recital Hall, Nagelberg Theatre, and Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence program.
Alumni have also been extraordinarily generous to The Baruch College Fund, which supplements Baruchâ€™s annual operating budget of approximately $130 million (derived from tuition and state revenues). The fund is used to recruit extraordinary faculty and support research, and to offer services and financial aid to talented students of limited means. The fundâ€™s endowment rose from $6 million to $80 million over an eight-year period, and the Collegeâ€™s overall endowment recently reached $100 million.
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