Queensborough Community College saluted its 2013 Partners of the Year on April 25, 2013.
|Alumni Partner of the Year
Joseph R. Ficalora, '67
President & Chief Executive Officer
New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
|"In addition to an exceptional education, Queensborough students obtain the values and sense of belonging that leads to lasting success in their studies, in their careers and in their communities."
Joseph R. Ficalora, '67, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., the twenty-first largest bank holding company in the nation, with assets of $43.5 billion. He is also director of its two primary subsidiaries, New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank. More
Community Partner of the Year
|"We wanted to reach out to the Queens communities in order to increase the awareness of human rights, especially the Comfort Women Issue. Queensborough is the only college that has that kind of human rights center. So we visited the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and had an event together. We hope and believe that we will continue this partnership with Queensborough Community College."
Dong Chan Kim is President of Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE), a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization established in New York City in 1996 and New Jersey in 2000. KACE’s mission is to empower the Korean American community and to help promote human rights issues around the world. More
Campus Partner of the Year
|"I have developed a strong connection to Queensborough over the years and am very proud to work with and serve its wonderfully diverse community and distinguished guests. The College’s affordability, support for its students and cultural resources are a testament to its enduring appeal."
John Kuitwaard, President of Metropolitan Food Service, Inc., headquartered in Massapequa, NY, believes that businesses are built on robust and mutually beneficial relationships. His company's 25-year history at QCC, as the sole provider of on-campus dining and catering, is a tribute to this philosophy. More
The 2013 Partners for Progress Gala took place on April 25, 2013 at Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York.
All funds raised benefited Queensborough Community College. Scholarships are awarded to students so they can access, attend and complete a degree at QCC, giving them an extra edge to find a career and earn a living wage. Funds also enrich the student learning experience by supporting the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA), the QCC Art Gallery and the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).
The 2013 Partners for Progress Gala was hosted by Charlotte Biblow, Esq., Gala Chair; Mark Kupferberg, Chair of the QCC Fund Inc.; Queensborough Community College Fund Board; and Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough Community College.
The Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc., established in 1975, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by the IRS. The cost for each dinner is valued at $75 per person.
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