HERBERT H. LEHMAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & LEADERSHIP AWARDS DINNER - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Ziegfeld Ballroom 141 West 54th Street, New York City - 6:30 pm Reception | 7:30 pm Awards Ceremony & Dinner | Cocktail Attire - View the Invitation (PDF)

2018 Gala Event Video


Kerry Washington

The Lehman Award for Artistic Achievement

Actress, producer, director and activist Kerry Washington broke barriers by becoming the first African-American woman since 1974 to headline a network TV drama. Her portrayal of crisis-manager Olivia Pope on the hit Shonda Rhimes show Scandal has earned her numerous accolades including Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Best Actress nominations as well as an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress. Read More

Ivan and Phyllis SeidenbergPhyllis (’71) and Ivan Seidenberg (’72)

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Phyllis (’71) and Ivan Seidenberg (’72) will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for their work with the Seidenberg Family Foundation. Born in the Bronx, Phyllis Seidenberg graduated from Hunter College in 1967, and received her master’s degree from Lehman College in 1971. She worked as an elementary school teacher at P.S. 1 in the Bronx. Her philanthropic work includes raising funds for the Meals on Wheels, New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Celiac Disease Center, and numerous local charities. Read More

Joanne Walsh Stavrou and Christopher Stavrou PhotoJoanne Walsh Stavrou (’76) and Christopher Stavrou

The Lehman Medal for Business, Cultural and Civic Leadership

Chris Stavrou grew up in Palisades Park, NJ. He graduated from Rutgers University Newark (’60), and The Wharton School (’64). In 1980, he founded a pioneering hedge fund, Stavrou Partners LP. Joanne Walsh Stavrou grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Lehman (’76), the first in her family to graduate college. Read More

Photo of Herbert and Edith LehmanHerbert and Edith Lehman

The President's Medal Posthumously awarded to Edith and Herbert Lehman - Accepted by their granddaughter, Wendy Lehman Lash

A special President’s Medal will be awarded posthumously to Edith and Herbert H. Lehman and accepted by their granddaughter Wendy Lehman Lash, who is president of the Edith A. and Herbert H. Lehman Foundation, Inc. Read More