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Why Now?

“I lost my job and was denied food stamps.”

” Right now, things have been extremely hard with the shutdown. I find myself struggling to decide whether to pay bills or eat and right now. I have little money for food.”

“My husband is unemployed, and we do not have any money to pay our debts. I need help please I have two little kids.”

“My father recently fell really sick with renal failure and requires a special diet. My mother and I lost our jobs recently, so it's been hard to cover groceries for everyone.”


These are just a few of the comments our students have shared with members of the Division of Student Affairs staff.

The Campaign for Lehman College was conceived more than four months ag o during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic to rally the College's internal and extended community behind the common goal of raising $1 million in emergency support for our already under-resourced students.

Our community answered the call: collectively, we have raised more than $1,000,000 in cash and multi-year pledges to date, which will help us support those experiencing food and housing insecurities, emergencies, assist with scholarships, and help with general operations. This effort has helped thousands of students meet their most basic needs so that they could continue their education at Lehman.

While we have been able to meet some of the needs of our students based on funding available this fiscal year, we need your help to assist the more than 500 students who currently have an unmet need – a number that undoubtedly will grow in the coming months. In order to meet these and the anticipated needs of our students in the fall, we are increasing the Campaign’s goal to at least $1.5 million to help to get our students through the end of the calendar year.

We hope that you will consider investing in our students and the future of the Bronx with a donation to The Campaign for Lehman College today.



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Goal: $1,500,000



Thank You

The Herbert H. Lehman College Foundation extends a heartfelt thank you to the growing list of leaders and donors listed below who have made gifts and/or pledges to The Campaign for Lehman College thus far. This list, in formation, acknowledges commitments received between March 31, 2020 and August 28, 2020.

  • Alumni and Friends Committee
    • Anonymous (2)
    • Dr. Jill Gerson
    • Rebecca and Byron Knief
    • LCU Fund for Women's Education
    • President Daniel Lemons
    • Robin Hood
    • Prof. Anne Rothstein
    • The Seidenberg Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Lehman Cares Committee
    • Michelle Augustine
    • Karin Beck
    • Ira Bloom
    • Ronnie Boriskin
    • Victor Brown
    • Mila Burns
    • David Charcape
    • Janet DeSimone
    • Susan Ebersole
    • Joseph Fera
    • Nathaniel Gasque

    • Alicia Georges
    • Gina Harwood
    • Dene Hurley
    • Teresita Levy
    • Faculty and Staff of the Leonard Lief Library
    • Jane MacKillop
    • James Mahon
    • Pam Mills
    • Penny Prince
    • Robert Pagan

    • Gaoyin Qian
    • Suzette Ramsundar
    • Lynn Rosenberg
    • Anne Rothstein
    • Kenneth Schlesinger
    • Social Justice Speakers Committee
    • Michael Sullivan
    • Tara Tomlinson
    • Bascillia Toussaint
    • Elin Waring
    • Paula and Martin Zwiren
  • Supporters
    • Anonymous (7) 
    • Accountancy Lane, Ltd. 
    • Evelyn Ackerman 
    • Abdurrahim Ali 
    • Julissa C. Alvarez-Diaz ‘12 
    • Raquel N. Appleton ‘15 
    • Dr. Julia Arenson 
    • Ralph S. Arzoomanian 
    • Diane P. Auslander, Ph.D. 
    • Margaret T. Aylward ’95 
    • Barbara Bailey-Wheeler ‘74 
    • Stephen J. Baldwin ’02 
    • Apple Bank 
    • Constance D. Barnes-Watson ’95 
    • John P. Bauman and Susan E. Ebersole 
    • Karin Beck, Ph.D. 
    • John Belardo 
    • Jaclyn Bellando 
    • Kofi D. Benefo 
    • Bartholomew F. Bland 
    • Justine H. Blau 
    • Christopher Bonastia 
    • Ronnie Boriskin 
    • Zenaida Bough ‘08 
    • Andrea P. Boyar 
    • Paulina Branker-Diamond ‘11 
    • Bernard Brnada 
    • Carol J. Browne ‘01 
    • Dr. and Mrs. James V. Bruni 
    • Jeannine Bruno ‘12 
    • Dr. Rima Brusi 
    • Tanya S. Buchanan ‘02 
    • Mila Burns 
    • Cornelius Cadigan 
    • Lauren Carey 
    • Dr. Ileana Carillo 
    • Mr. Michael F. Carney and Dr. Robin A. Kunstler 
    • Jessica Carpio, MSW ‘19 
    • Dr. Marsham Castro 
    • George A. Cauttero ‘73 
    • Jessica Chang 
    • David Charcape ‘13 
    • Chemistry Department 
    • Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes 
    • Dr. Amod Choudhary 
    • Citnalta Construction Corp. 
    • Madeline Cohen 
    • Nancy Colon 
    • Gladys M. Comeau-Morales '79 
    • Dr. Frank Conforti 
    • Thomas M. Conroy 
    • Deirdre Constant 
    • The Cote Family Foundation 
    • Karen Crowe 
    • Tylor Dacres 
    • Shadae T. Dalhouse Frank '13 
    • Osceola Davis-Smith ‘10 
    • Sherry Deckman 
    • Reinaldo Delacruz ‘84 
    • John DeLooper 
    • Lisa DeSimone 
    • Janet R. DeSimone, Ed.D. 
    • Dr. Martin Downing 
    • Dr. Mine Doyran 
    • Maryann Drago-Dowling, MS.ED 
    • Gary E. Drucker 
    • Erica Ellis ‘05 
    • Dawn Ewing-Morgan '18 
    • Michael ’74 and Phyllis Fassler 
    • Lawrence A. Fauntleroy ‘18 
    • Dorothy A. Ferencik '19 
    • Dr. Elaine Fernandes 
    • Dr. Rogelio Fernandez 
    • David C. Fletcher 
    • Carol Foresta 
    • Sarah Frantz 
    • Alan M. Fredrick, CSW '73 
    • Delwing Gaines 
    • Dr. Alyshia Gálvez 
    • Maria Garcia 
    • Dr. Ernest Gary 
    • Nathaniel Gasque ‘12 
    • Monica Gayle '90 
    • Dr. Catherine A. Georges 
    • Maria E. Germaine '76 
    • Nancy Gherardi ‘69 
    • Fredrick Gilbert 
    • Martin R. Gitterman ‘70 
    • Mr. and Mrs. William Giuffre ‘74 
    • Dennis F. Gleason, Esq. ‘75 

    • Flora J. Goldston ‘09 
    • Jonathan Gonzalez-Davila 
    • Sheilah Goodman 
    • Dr. Claudette V. Gordon ‘84 
    • Marie T. Gordon 
    • Alison M. Gran ‘07 
    • Patricia H. Griffin ‘02 
    • Leslie A. Grubler 
    • Elizabeth Guerrero-Berroa ‘00 
    • Dr. Amanda Gulla 
    • Keith R. Happaney, Ph.D. ‘92 
    • Robert Harris 
    • April Harvin 
    • Gina Harwood 
    • Dr. Catherine Healy-Sharbaugh 
    • Dr. Emita B. Hill 
    • Wendy Hollander ‘77 
    • Dr. Julia Hood 
    • Yvette Horton ‘17 
    • Dene T. Hurley 
    • Priom Islam '16 
    • Jewish Foundation for Education of Women 
    • Marisol Jimenez ‘90 
    • Mabelelizabeth Johnson ‘73 
    • Dr. Jayatta D. Jones 
    • Dr. Mary A. Joseph 
    • Diane Joye ‘08 
    • Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Judd 
    • Leslie Judd 
    • Siridatar N.C. Khalsa ‘01 
    • Peter J. Kiernan ‘91 
    • Dr. Nari Kim 
    • Joel ’80 and Andrea Klein 
    • Leonard H. Klein ‘84 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kolodny 
    • Peter Krajnak 
    • Dr. Karen J. Kushla 
    • Jennifer Laird 
    • Lynda Laird 
    • John J. Lally, Jr. 
    • Dr. Gwendolyn Lancaster 
    • Roger D. Landau ‘79 
    • Madiu-Aziz Lasisi ‘14 
    • Paul Lauer 
    • Dina Le Gall 
    • Jeremy Leeds, Ph.D. 
    • Drs.Robert and Helen Lerner 
    • Suzanne Libfeld ‘75 
    • Dr. Charlotte Linde 
    • Degui Ling 
    • Andrew Lipton 
    • Gersonia Lorquet-Alexandre ‘10 
    • Paula Loscocco 
    • Barbara Luftglass-Morea ‘83 
    • Colleen Lutolf 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Adam S. Macek ‘78 
    • Dr. Jane R. MacKillop 
    • Joseph Magdaleno, Jr. 
    • Alderson A. Magloire ‘19 
    • Dr. James Mahon 
    • Dennis L. Mallory ‘75 
    • Debbie A. Maragh-Thompson ‘96 
    • Angela C. Marte ‘89 
    • Dr. Deborah Martinsen 
    • Sean M. McCarthy 
    • Kariesa McFarlane 
    • Christine Mckenna 
    • Abigail Mellen 
    • Fausto D. Melo Morillo 
    • Dr. Frank Mercogliano 
    • Dr. Cheryl Merzel 
    • Dr. Brian Mooney 
    • Madeline H. Moran, Ph.D. 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Morea ‘83 
    • Mark G. Mounsey ‘11 
    • Patricia Mullen 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Munch 
    • Arielle S. Narinesingh ‘09 
    • Dr. Melvyn B. Nathanson 
    • Oluchi B. Ndukwe ‘15 
    • Ruperta R. Nelson ‘10 
    • Van Nguyen ‘01 
    • Nursing Department 
    • Liane Ocasio 
    • Dr. Collin O'Neil 
    • Adeline P. Ortiz ‘92 
    • Daisy Ortiz-Berger ‘89 
    • Judith Z. Osten '78 
    • Megan Owen 
    • Aymars B. Oyouba ‘15 
    • Gladys N. Ozoude '17 

    • Jacqueline Padilla-DiMirco ‘04 
    • Robert Pagan 
    • Nikolaos Papanikolau 
    • Sheena Paulino ‘19 
    • The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation 
    • Douglas Pettus 
    • Stephen Piraino 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Pitts 
    • Quinyta Q. Powell ‘14 
    • Dr. Penny Prince 
    • Laura Pumillo 
    • Kristian Punu 
    • Dr. Gaoyin Qian 
    • Joseph Rachlin 
    • Teobaldo Ramirez ‘95 
    • Terry Raskyn, Esq. ‘73 
    • Kim Redlon 
    • Roberta M. Reid ‘91 
    • Brad Reifler 
    • Ellen Reifler 
    • Robert A. Reitman ‘76 
    • Geraldine Reynoso 
    • Dr. Micheline Rice-Maximin 
    • Alonza Robertson 
    • Yini A. Rodriguez Diaz '10 
    • Mary T. Rogan 
    • Yvonne Rojas 
    • Zoraida Rosa ‘13 
    • Marcial Rosado, Jr. '75 
    • Deborah Rubin 
    • Helen Saarinen ‘81 
    • Deborah Sanders 
    • Joshunda Sanders 
    • Miriam E. Sang 
    • Evelyn Santiago 
    • Nurys Santos ‘12 
    • Dr. Marietta Saravia-Shore 
    • Dr. Kenneth Schlesinger 
    • Tyler T. Schmidt 
    • Dr. Korto Scott 
    • Jacqueline M. Seltzer ‘73 
    • Naita A. Semaj-Williams ‘00 
    • Anastasia V. Serdsev ‘19 
    • Andrew Shapiro 
    • Margo Shohl 
    • Maryama Sillah 
    • LeeAnn O. Simmons ‘94 
    • Calvin Sims ‘87 
    • Barbara A. Smith ‘92 
    • Candace Smith, Esq. ‘71 
    • Christopher N. Sonnesyn 
    • Samantha H. Souvatzis ‘08 
    • Clarence Stanley, Jr. 
    • Dr. James Statman ‘64 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Stavrou 
    • Stephanie Stowe 
    • M. Joanne Strauss ‘70 
    • Michael E. Sullivan ‘73 
    • Donald Sutherland 
    • Dr. and Mrs. Duane A. Tananbaum 
    • Desire N. Tetteh '14 
    • Precious Thompkins ‘20 
    • Tara Tomlinson 
    • Dr. Andres Torres 
    • Roberto Torres ‘17 
    • Enkeleda Tota 
    • Bascillia Toussaint 
    • Patricia Towler 
    • Ann M. Utke '90 
    • Andy Vega 
    • Edna R. Vega ‘74 
    • Kathy E. Velasco ‘19 
    • Dora C. Villani ‘71 
    • Aoife M. Walsh ‘07 
    • Caroline A. Wamsler, Ph.D. 
    • Ruth Wangerin 
    • Zuhaib Waqar ‘19 
    • Gillian Warmflash 
    • Dr. Michele R. Washington ‘90 
    • Dr. Valerie Washington 
    • Karl Watson 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Weidner ‘71 
    • Dr. Stephanie Wexler-Robock ‘74 
    • Angela Whitford '86 
    • Dr. Esther I. Wilder 
    • Emma Wixted ‘14 
    • Barry Wolff 
    • Eli B. Yamin ‘00 
    • Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Zuckerman 
    • Dr. and Mrs. Martin L. Zwiren