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Lehman College Foundation Awards Dinner

Herbert H. Lehman College Foundation Inc.

This annual fundraiser honors distinguished Lehman College alumni, friends, and leaders in the greater community. Proceeds sustain the mission of the Herbert H. Lehman College Foundation, which supports the college's academic programs and provides scholarships for deserving Lehman students.

Recognizing and Honoring

Corporate Citizenship Awards

Kevin Parker, ChairmanKevin Parker
Chairman, Kingsbridge National Ice Center

Kevin is the Founder and Chairman of Kingsbridge National Ice Center and a member of the Board of Directors. As a hockey dad of two sons, Kevin recognized the pressing need for access to ice facilities in New York City and set out to explore solutions that would ultimately lead to the creation of the Kingsbridge project. Read More


Mark Messier, CEO, The Kingsbridge National Ice CenterMark Messier
CEO, Kingsbridge National Ice Center

Mark Messier is one of professional hockey's most valued players, cherished by New Yorkers for his accomplishments with the Rangers, and especially for his role in the Blueshirts' 1994 triumph, when they won their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years. During Mark's 25-year career, he scored a total of 1,887 points, placing him second on the all-time NHL list behind only Wayne Gretzky. Read More

Sarah Hughes, Senior Vice PresidentSarah Hughes
Senior Vice President, Kingsbridge National Ice Center

Sarah won the 2002 Olympic Gold Medal in Women's Figure Skating by performing the most technically demanding long program ever seen in the women's Olympic figure skating competition. With her win, at the age of sixteen, she became the fourth youngest Olympic women's figure skating champion ever and only the seventh American woman to capture figure skating's most coveted prize. She is the most current American Olympic champion in the event to date. Read More

Community Leadership Award

Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr.Miguel A. Fuentes Jr.
President & CEO, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, is the driving force in its emergence as a leader in promoting health care excellence for patients and the community. Read More

Distinguished Accomplishment in Literature Award

Dr. Joseph TusianiDr. Joseph Tusiani,
Lehman College Professor Emeritus

Joseph Tusiani is Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College. A prolific writer, poet, and translator, he works in four languages: Italian, Latin, English, and Gargano—the dialect of the Apulia region of Italy, where he was born. Read More

More About the Honorees

Master of Ceremonies

Maurice Mercado

Born in New York City and raised in the Yonkers, NY, Maurice Mercado is a proud Lehman alumnus who has maintained an active connection to the college. He hails from a multicultural Hispanic home. Read More

Master of Ceremony

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For more information about the event contact:

Lillian Mejia
Phone: (718)960-1113