Alumnus Donates $10 Million to CUNY - NBC New York

Alumnus Donates $10 Million to CUNY

The gift comes from a 1970 graduate and his wife



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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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