Annual gala honors excellence and supports student scholarships
Riverdale, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host its annual fundraising gala, the Scholarship Tribute Dinner, at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The gala seeks to further expand educational resources, making the College more accessible for talented and deserving students.
Annually, the College recognizes individuals at the Scholarship Tribute Dinner who boast lives of achievement with profound dedication to their principles, as illustrated by the values of the Colleges mission and the charism of the Sisters of Charity. This year, the Mount is privileged to honor two internationally recognized industry leaders: M. Shafik Gabr and Pamela J. Newman.
M. Shafik Gabr is a renowned leader in international business, an accomplished philanthropist, and one of the worlds premier collectors of Orientalist art. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of the ARTOC Group for Investment and Development, a multi-disciplined investment holding company with subsidiaries operating in a broad range of industries. He is also the Chairman of the Shafik Gabr Foundation, which supports local initiatives that promote social welfare and development throughout his native Egypt.
Mr. Gabr is a founding member and Chairman of Egypts International Economic Forum, member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and serves on the Presidents Council on International Activities at Yale University. He serves on the advisory boards of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Zurich Financial Services, Stanhope Capital, the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, and the Global Advisory Council of the Mayo Clinic. Mr. Gabr holds a B.A. from the American University in Cairo and an M.A. from the University of London.
Pamela J. Newman is an international insurance broker specializing in Fortune 500 clients worldwide. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Newman Team at Aon PLC, a client-focused insurance brokerage and consulting firm that is dedicated to providing specialized risk advisory services.
Dr. Newman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, the Womens Medical Center Advisory Board of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, the Business Executives for National Security, and the Associate Committee of the Juilliard School. She is on the board of the Police Athletic League of New York, the Corporate Board of Carnegie Hall, and is a member of the Board of Directors at the Brain Trauma Foundation, the New York Citizens Budget Commission, and PCI Media Impact. She was also a past president of the Financial Womens Association. Dr. Newman earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
The Scholarship Tribute Dinner has allowed the College to provide its students the best academic opportunities available, regardless of financial means. All proceeds from the gala event directly support scholarships and financial aid awards.
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