The Graduate Center Foundation was established in 1983 as an independent not-for-profit entity that is committed to promoting and safeguarding the success of the Graduate Center. As the sole channel for contributions to the programs, centers and institutions of the Graduate Center, the Foundation works with the President and Provost of the Graduate Center on institutional priorities such as student housing, career planning and collaborative research, and with program leaders on targeted scholarships and stipends, travel and conference aid, and communicating to and from alumni. The Foundation also manages and invests donations for use by the Graduate Center, and has built up a fund of approximately $40 million under management as of this year.

THE GRADUATE CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Foundation's Board of Trustees, now chaired by Craig Kaplan, is composed of business, philanthropic and foundation leaders primarily but not exclusively from New York City, to serve as advisors to the President of the Graduate Center. Its Executive Director, Jay Golan, serves concurrently as the head of the Graduate Center's Office for Institutional Advancement. The Board works to support the Graduate Center financially, through managing funds it has generated, and contributing and aiding others' contributions to Graduate Center priorities and interests. The Board also works to achieve a special familiarity with Graduate Center activities, allowing it to collaborate on projects to heighten the visibility of the Graduate Center and to raise awareness of the Graduate Center's contribution to higher education and to the vitality of the culture.

OFFICERS

CHAIR
Craig Kaplan, Esq.
Of Counsel, Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky &
Lieberman, P.C.

VICE CHAIRS
Lin I. Bildner
Vice Chair, Philippine Overseas Telecommunications Corporation
President, Philippine Communications Satellite Corporation

John Morning
Trustee, C.S. Mott Foundation 

TREASURER
Michael Hecht
President, Hecht and Company, P.C.

SECRETARY
Joanna Migdal

CHAIRS EMERITI

Gabriella De Ferrari
Author & Art Historian

Amabel B. James

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Karen C. Altfest
Principal Advisor & Executive VP of Client Relations, Altfest Personal Management

Cyrus Amir-Mokri
General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase

Peter H. Darrow
Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Darren M. Fogel
Managing Director, Neuberger & Berman

Myron S. Glucksman
President, Myron Glucksman Consulting

Lynn P. Harrison 3rd
Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP 

Lynell M. James

Dwight E. Lee
Partner, Gagnon Securities

Christoph M. Kimmich

Elizabeth Rosen Mayer, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Express Associates, Inc.

Vivian Pan, Ph.D., CFA
Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Hamlin Capital Management, LLC

Lynn Povich

Raymond Quinlan
Chairman and CEO, SLM Corporation

Robert F. Raucci
Managing Partner, Newlight Management LLC

Steve Shokouhi
Capstone Equity

John Harrison Streicker
Chairman, Sentinel Real Estate Corporation

Byron Tucker
Private Investor

Caroline Urvater

HONORARY MEMBERS

Richard D. Parsons
Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners

Marshall Rose
Chairman of the Board, The Georgetown Group, Inc.

DISTINGUISHED COUNSELOR TO THE GRADUATE CENTER FOUNDATION

Frances Degen Horowitz 
University Professor & President Emerita, The Graduate Center

EX-OFFICIO

Chase F. Robinson
President, The Graduate Center

Jay Golan
Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement, The Graduate Center

Joy Connolly
Provost, The Graduate Center

Sebastian T. Persico
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, The Graduate Center