Alumnus Donates $10 Million to CUNY

The gift comes from a 1970 graduate and his wife

Monday, Apr 9, 2012  |  Updated 11:07 AM EDT
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Alumnus Donates $10 Million to CUNY

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A graduate of the City College of New York has donated $10 million to the school's Division of Science.

The college announced the gift Monday from Martin Cohen and his wife, Michele. He was a science major in the Class of 1970.

Among other things, the donation will fund the first endowed deanship in the college's 165-year history.

The benefactor is co-chairman and co-CEO of a New York-based investment company, Cohen & Steers.

He's chairman of the college's principal fundraising arm. He also serves on the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.

Michele Cohen is a trustee at Alfred University in upstate New York.

She's also on the board of New York's Museum of Arts and Design, and the University of Vermont Foundation.

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