President's Council

Making Magis a Living Ideal

Established in 2004, the Fordham University President’s Council is a group of successful professionals and philanthropists who are committed to mentoring Fordham’s future leaders, funding key initiatives, and raising the University’s profile.

"The President’s Council has a remarkable impact on the life and mission of the University. Its support of the Founder’s Dinner has enabled us to build endowments to support our Presidential Scholarships Program. Its programs and events allow our students to meet and learn from wise and loving mentors. The Council is integral to helping us realize the ambitious dreams we have for Fordham."
Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University

"As chairman, I see the President’s Council is a distinct opportunity for highly committed leaders to invest in growing Fordham’s stellar reputation through the dedication of valuable time and resources. Fordham has given so much to so many — it’s our moment to ensure that the next Fordham generation may prosper and live the American Dream."
James J. Houlihan, GSB ’74, Partner, Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC

The 2015 Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner

The evening of Monday, 23 March 2015 will mark The Fourteenth Annual Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria New York. This black tie celebration of our University will honor four active and generous members of the Fordham community:

  • Edward M. Stroz, GSB ’79
  • Sally Spooner
  • William J. Toppeta, Esq., FCRH ’70, PAR
  • Debra J. Toppeta, PAR

Table levels include: President’s Circle Table, $75,000; Founder’s Circle Table, $50,000; Benefactor’s Circle Table, $25,000; Patron’s Circle Table, $10,000.

We thank all of our benefactors for your overwhelming support and generosity. Proceeds benefit the Fordham Founder’s Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.