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A Newsletter for New York Medical College Alumni & Friends 

March 2011    Volume 3, Number 1

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.


Michael Bentivegna Family dancing

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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In this issue
Founder's Dinner takes chill out of winter
Seizing the ribbon
IRA charitable rollover extended through 2011
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150 years and counting!
150 years and counting! Sesqui plaque

Karl P. Adler, MD, president and CEO, and Julie A. Kubaska, vice president of development and alumni relations, recently unveiled the commemorative 150th Anniversary plaque that is now prominently displayed in the hallway between the Medical Education Center and the Basic Sciences Building on campus. The names of over 330 generous supporters of the College are listed on the plaque. Read more.  

March flashback photo
NYMC Hockey Team,1986
NYMC's MVP's? Drop us a line at if you know the score on the College's 1986 hockey team.
November flashback photo

Flower&Fifth workers' strike-trio

John G. Weg, MD '59 and Ferdinand LaVenuta, MD '63 correctly identified this photo from the May 1959 strike that affected seven voluntary NYC hospitals for 46 days. Read more about it here.  

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Published by New York Medical College Office of Development & Alumni Relations, copyright 2011.

Monica Maye, Editor
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, New York 10595