Street College Honors Sandy & Joan Weill
than 400 people attended Bank Street’s annual gala at The Pierre
Hotel recently. The event honored Sandy and Joan Weill, who were
presented honorary doctorates.
couldn’t be more pleased that Joan and Sandy are joining an ever-growing
list of friends of Bank Street, an institution that plays a leading
role in the education of young children and the teachers who serve
them,” said Richard Parsons, Co-COO at AOL TimeWarner, a benefit
co-chair for this event, and a recipient of this honor in 1999.
Sandy Weill is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup
Inc. and a recipient of the McGraw-Hill Prize in Education. He
serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall,
and is Chairman of the Board of Overseers for the Joan and Sanford
I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences
of Cornell University, which they established. Long a proponent
of education, Sandy Weill instituted a joint program with the
New York City Board of Education in 1980 that created the Academy
of Finance, which trains high school students for careers in financial
services. He serves as Chairman of the National Academy Foundation
which oversees more than 394 academies that operate across the
country, and is the principal sponsor of New York City’s High
School of Economics and Finance.
Joan Weill serves as Chairman of the Board of the Alvin Ailey
American Dance Foundation Inc. She is Co-Chairman of the New York
Weill Cornell Medical Center Women’s Health Symposium.
is clear that the level of the Weills’ commitment to New York,
to education, and to social welfare is in keeping with Bank Street’s
mission,” said Dr. Augusta Souza Kappner, President, Bank Street
College of Education.#
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