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Lehman College Foundation Awards Dinner

Herbert H. Lehman College Foundation Inc.

This annual fundraiser honors distinguished Lehman College alumni, friends, and leaders in the greater community. Proceeds sustain the mission of the Herbert H. Lehman College Foundation, which supports the college's academic programs and provides scholarships for deserving Lehman students.

Recognizing and Honoring

Corporate Leadership Awards

Kevin Parker, ChairmanKevin Parker - Chairman, The Kingsbridge National Ice Center

Kevin is the Founder and Chairman of Kingsbridge National Ice Center and a member of the Board of Directors. As a hockey dad of two sons, Kevin recognized the pressing need for access to ice facilities in New York City and set out to explore solutions that would ultimately lead to the creation of the Kingsbridge project. Read More


Mark Messier, CEO, The Kingsbridge National Ice CenterMark Messier - CEO The Kingsbridge National Ice Center

Mark Messier is one of professional hockey's most valued players, cherished by New Yorkers for his accomplishments with the Rangers, and especially for his role in the Blueshirts' 1994 triumph, when they won their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years. During Mark's 25-year career, he scored a total of 1,887 points, placing him second on the all-time NHL list behind only Wayne Gretzky. Read More

Sarah Hughes, Senior Vice PresidentSarah Hughes - Senior Vice President, The Kingsbridge National Ice Center

Sarah won the 2002 Olympic Gold Medal in Women's Figure Skating by performing the most technically demanding long program ever seen in the women's Olympic figure skating competition. With her win, at the age of sixteen, she became the fourth youngest Olympic women's figure skating champion ever and only the seventh American woman to capture figure skating's most coveted prize. She is the most current American Olympic champion in the event to date. Read More

Community Leadership Award

Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr.Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr. - President & CEO, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, is the driving force in its emergence as a leader in promoting health care excellence for patients and the community. Read More


Educational Leadership Award

Dr. Joseph TusianiDr. Joseph Tusiani - Lehman College Professor Emeritus

Joseph Tusiani is Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College. A prolific writer, poet, and translator, he works in four languages: Italian, Latin, English, and Gargano—the dialect of the Apulia region of Italy, where he was born. Read More

More About the Honorees

Master of Ceremonies

Master of CeremonyMaurice Mercado

Born in New York City and raised in the Yonkers, NY, Maurice Mercado is a proud Lehman alumnus who has maintained an active connection to the college. He hails from a multicultural Hispanic home. Read More



Event Details Event Detail

An Exceptional Past - An Extraordinary Future
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The New York Botanical Garden (Get Directions)
6 PM Reception * 7 PM Awards Ceremony & Dinner


Pricing Information

  • INDIVIDUAL PATRON TICKET - $1,000 / Preferred seating and event program listing
  • SPONSOR TICKET - $750 / Dinner seating for one
  • LEHMAN FACULTY, STAFF & ALUMNI TICKET - $300 (valid ID required)

  • SPONSOR - $6,000 / Choice seating for 10 and event program listing
  • PATRON - $15,000 / Prime seating for 10 and event program listing plus Silver ad
  • PARTNER $10,000 / Preferred seating for 10 and event program listing plus Bronze ad
  • VICE CHAIR - $25,000 / Premier seating for 10 and event program listing plus Gold ad
  • CO-CHAIR - $50,000 / VIP seating for 10, named scholarship and publicity, Platinum ad

For More Information, Contact:

Lillian Mejia
Phone: (718)960-1113