Founder's Dinner takes chill out of winter
The 2011 Founder's Dinner was a sparkling occasion attended by more than 300 loyal friends of the College who gathered to pay tribute to Saverio S. Bentivegna, MD '50 and the Alumni Association of New York Medical College. Held on January 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, the event attracted 10 major sponsors and raised over $300,000 in support of the College.
The William Cullen Bryant Award was presented to Dr. Bentivegna, senior associate dean and pre-internship program director, while the New York Medical College Alumni Association and its presidents were honored with the Distinguished Service Award. Read more.
|Seizing the ribbon |
Elisabeth Miningham Monsour with her father, Robert Darcy Miningham, in 1989.
Elisabeth Miningham Monsour was traveling between her home in Pennsylvania and Valhalla, New York last spring when she got the idea to start the Seize the Ribbon Foundation. Her father, Robert Darcy Miningham, was being treated for bladder cancer at Westchester Medical Center, and she was trying to think of what she could do to help him. Less than a year later, her foundation has begun to provide financial support for bladder cancer research at New York Medical College.
"I'm an artist, and I wanted to come up with some type of a sellable symbol that we could use to raise money for bladder cancer research. The name came from the way he was living his life at the time, which was seizing the day, carpe diem. 'Seize' made me think of a hand, and since ribbon is used as a memorial for things, I came up with "Seize the Ribbon." Read more.
IRA charitable rollover extended
We've got some great news for you! You may realize extra benefits by making a direct gift from your IRA to New York Medical College, thanks to the IRA Charitable Rollover extension which has been extended through the end of 2011. This is a special opportunity to make a direct gift from your IRA and avoid taxes, since this distribution is excluded from gross income. Read more.
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