20th Anniversary Virtual Opportunities Gala

Dean Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés and the Macaulay Foundation Board invite you to an evening of inspiring stories, amazing performances, and the chance to create new opportunities together for our students.


Support the Opportunities Fund:

About Macaulay Honors College

Ranked as one of the top seven honors colleges in the nation, Macaulay provides exceptional students with a rigorous education drawing on the vast academic resources of the nation’s largest urban university and the rich cultural diversity of New York City. Our students represent the top 4% of the 13,000+ incoming freshmen on eight CUNY campuses, including Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and Queens Colleges, and the College of Staten Island.

With close guidance from a team of dedicated advisors, Macaulay students design a highly personalized academic program with access to classes in some 475 majors across the CUNY system. All Macaulay students must either study abroad, participate in an approved internship, or conduct independent research. Underwritten entirely by private philanthropy, Opportunities Funds support these activities by providing students with dedicated travel and fellowship funds. In addition, Macaulay students who are residents of New York State receive a full-tuition merit scholarship.


Anthony E. Meyer – Chair
Ocean Road Advisors, Inc.

Michael D. Grohman – Vice Chair & Secretary
Duane Morris LLP

Thomas Brigandi, CFA ’12 – Treasurer
CFA Society New York

Stephanie Hyacinth* – Executive Director
VP External Relations, Macaulay Honors College



Adeola Akinrinade ’05

John E. Bierwirth

Tony Brown
The Real Advice Plus

David Coulter
Warburg Pincus

James Ganley ’12
Galatioto Sports Partners

Eric Gioia

Steven M. Goldman
PBM Capital Group

Yosef Ibrahimi ’05
Credit Suisse

Ann M. Limberg

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Amy McIntosh

Penny Phillips ’10
Thrivos Consulting LLC

Steven Phillips
Chatham House

Anita V. Sonawane ’11
Bessemer Trust

Thalia S. Smith

Marcy Syms
Sy Syms Foundation

Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés*
Dean, Macaulay Honors College



Matthew Goldstein
City University of New York

Ann Kirschner
City University of New York

Mary C. Pearl, PhD
City University of New York

Laura Schor
Hunter College



William E. Macaulay


*ex officio

Other ways to give:
Checks should be made payable to Macaulay Honors College Foundation and sent to: Macaulay Honors College Foundation, 35 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023.
Other ways to give include: wire transferstock transferdonor-advised funds;

For Additional Information please contact Charmain Liddelow, Special Events at (212) 729-2934  or charmain.liddelow@mhc.cuny.edu