Our Mission

To stimulate, encourage, and promote the educational welfare of students and alumni of Hunter College through establishing, maintaining, and awarding scholarships and other grants.

Our Story

A Progressive Vision

The Scholarship and Welfare Fund of the Alumni Association of Hunter College (S&W Fund) was established in 1949 when five alumnae came together to help many intelligent, motivated students who could not afford necessities like transportation to school, lunch, or even a coat. That year, each of our founders donated $100 to assist high-performing Hunter College students with these expenses.

While much has changed since 1949, our mission to support dedicated students and alumni as they pursue their degrees remains the same. Through the generous support of Hunter College alumni the S&W Fund currently awards more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants to qualified Hunter College students every year.

Learn About Scholarships

Our Story

A Progressive Vision

The Scholarship and Welfare Fund of the Alumni Association of Hunter College (S&W Fund) was established in 1949 when five alumnae came together to help many intelligent, motivated students who could not afford necessities like transportation to school, lunch, or even a coat. That year, each of our founders donated $100 to assist high-performing Hunter College students with these expenses.

While much has changed since 1949, our mission to support dedicated students and alumni as they pursue their degrees remains the same. Through the generous support of Hunter College alumni the S&W Fund currently awards more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants to qualified Hunter College students every year.

Learn About Scholarships

Our Story

A Progressive Vision

The Scholarship and Welfare Fund of the Alumni Association of Hunter College (S&W Fund) was established in 1949 when five alumnae came together to help many intelligent, motivated students who could not afford necessities like transportation to school, lunch, or even a coat. That year, each of our founders donated $100 to assist high-performing Hunter College students with these expenses.

While much has changed since 1949, our mission to support dedicated students and alumni as they pursue their degrees remains the same. Through the generous support of Hunter College alumni the S&W Fund currently awards more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants to qualified Hunter College students every year.

Learn About Scholarships

Board Leadership

Driving Us Forward

The S&W Fund is led by dedicated alumni with experience across a variety of fields, including journalism, education, medicine, and business.

 

The Alumni Association of Hunter College (AAHC) is a separate, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. For more information about the AAHC, please click here.

Virginia (Ginny) currently serves as president of the S&W Fund and is Assistant Treasurer of the Alumni Association of Hunter College Board. She is a member of the Hall of Fame and recipient of a Distinguished Service Award to the Association and the College. She is a retired advertising executive who spent approximately $100,000,000 a year buying network ads for such clients as Gillette, Procter & Gamble, Black & Decker, and Taco Bell.
Ursula completed a five-year term as president of the S&W Fund (2009-2014). She now serves as first vice president. Ursula is a member of Hunter College’s Hall of Fame and received a Distinguished Service Award for her work on behalf of the Alumni Association and the College. Ursula has spent many years at the New York Times culminating her career as the photo editor of the travel section.
Grace serves as co-chair of the S&W Fund’s Graduate Awards Committee, and was elected as second vice president of the S&W Fund in 2014. Grace received her graduate degree from the guidance and counseling program at Hunter College. In 1983, she began a 16-year career as a guidance counselor for the NYC Department of Education. Grace received a certificate in educational administration and supervision from Hunter College in 1990. She currently serves as president of the Wistarians Chapter of the Alumni Association of Hunter College.
Leslie served as co-chair of the S&W Fund’s Graduate Awards Committee as well as, chair of the Nominating Committee. She was elected as third vice president of the Fund in 2015. Leslie holds a master’s degree in nursing education from Teachers College. Leslie became a pediatric nurse practitioner in 1975. She was a pioneer in the field and worked for most of her life in various hospitals in New York City.
Marjorie attended Syracuse University for three semesters, then completed her bachelor’s degree at Hunter College. She then earned a master’s degree in social work at Hunter College’s School of Social Work and was a medical social worker at Rockefeller University Hospital until retirement in 1989. She is a long-time member of the S&W Fund and oversaw the Fund’s Graduate Award program for 11 years.
Helen has served on the board of the S&W Fund for over 20 years and was the president of the Fund for five years. She is a member of the Hunter College Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Goldfarb currently serves as the chair of the Finance Committee. She has a longstanding interest in the arts and worked at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as the administrator of the National Critics Institute for 25 years.
Mr. Gollub is retired Executive Vice President, of Standard Microsystems Corporation, a semiconductor design and manufacturing company. Earned his B.S.E.E. from the City College of New York (CCNY) and his M.S.E.E. from NYU. He serves on the Finance Committee.
Joseph is the president and CEO of Soli Deo Gloria, Inc., an international organization dedicated to the enhancement, promotion, and preservation of the classical sacred music repertoire. He was the founding executive and artistic director of the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College from 1992 to 2001. He is a longtime member of the S&W Fund and was recently elected as its secretary.
Vera’s teaching career, including 25 years in the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College, has been central to her life. She has been seriously committed to academic and professional activities and responsibilities for decades, particularly in Phi Beta Kappa, the American Association of Teachers of French and, of course, the Alumni Association of Hunter College.

Board Members

Dedicated to Our Community

  • Mrs. Amy Barash
  • Prof. Elizabeth K. Beaujour
  • Dr. Arline L. Bronzaft
  • Ms. Veronica A. Farje
  • Mrs. Delia Friedman
  • Ms. Roslyn G. Gladstein
  • Mr. Gerald E. Gollub
  • Ms. Marilyn JS Goodman
  • Mr. Dave S. Hattem, Esq.
  • Ms. Florence Howe
  • Mr. Robert A. Kuhner
  • Ms. Barbara J. Leader
  • Mr. John Leubsdorf
  • Mrs. Ann S. Lewyn
  • Mrs. Barbara Lustig
  • Mr. Thomas F. Maiorano
  • Ms. Joan Masket
  • Rabbi Gail F. Nalven
  • Dr. Patricia Spence Rudden
  • Ms. Alisa Schierman
  • Mr. Steve Schoepke
  • Ms. Andrea Likwornik Weiss
  • Ms. Mildred Weissman
  • Mrs. Judith M. Zabar
  • Mr. Ron A. Zak