Jack Rudin to be honored by City College Oct. 30

Jack Rudin to be honored by City College Oct. 30 – Rudin Management Company co-Chmn Jack Rudin

Jack Rudin, co-chairman of Rudin Management Company, Inc., will be honored by The City College at its 117th annual Alumni Dinner on Thursday, October 30th at 6 p.m. at the New York Hilton and Towers, Sixth Avenue and 54th Street.

Rudin, who received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from CCNY in 1993, will receive the College’s John H. Finley Award “in recognition of exemplary dedicated service to the City of New York, while enhancing the quality of life of its people.”

The Finley Award was established in honor of the third president of City College, who also was an editor of The New York Timex.

At the dinner, a highlight of CCNY’s year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary, a second Finley Award will go to Stanley H. Kaplan, a member of the College’s Class of 1939. Kaplan is the founder of the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and President of the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation.

Dr. Yolanda T. Moses, president of CCNY, and the two honorees will address the alumni.

Rudin and his brother Lewis, who also is co-chairman of Rudin Management, are carrying on a 60-year tradition of philanthropy and public service initiated by their father Samuel, a member of the CCNY’s Class of 1918. The Rudin family’s contributions to many philanthropies are exemplified by their development and support of many programs throughout the city.

Jack Rudin is a member of the Board of Overseers and Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, an honorary trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and Congregation Shearith Israel (the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue), and a Trustee Emeritus of Iona College.

He has been involved with numerous service organizations, including the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America, where he served as Vice President, as a member of the New York City Commission on the Homeless and a member of the Commission of School Facilities and Maintenance Reform.

The dinner also will feature the presentation of CCNY’s Townsend Harris Medal for distinguished achievement to seven other prominent alumni. They are: Henry Wittenberg ’40, CCNY’s only Olympic Gold and Silver medalist; Dr. Eleanor Baum, ’59, Dean of Engineering at The Cooper Union; Phillip Schefter ’50, Executive Editor of television’s foremost news program, “60 Minutes”; Dr. Charles DeLisi ’63, Dean of the College of Engineering at Boston University and the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Health and Environment Research Program; Alan Gordon ’66, NY Executive Director of the Directors Guild of America and Counsel to The Artists Rights Foundation; Alan Hentman, ’65, Architect of the Capitol, Washington D.C.; and Josh S. Weston ’50, Chairman and CEO of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP).

The Townsend Hams medals bear the name of the City College’s founder, who also served as America’s first Consul General to Japan.

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