Donors and Scholarship Recipients Come Together at NYU Stern’s Annual Scholarship Reception

At the fifth annual scholarship reception, nearly 200 scholarship benefactors and recipients gathered to acknowledge and celebrate their contributions to the Stern community. The reception offers a unique opportunity for scholarship recipients to share how donors’ investments in their Stern education have impacted their lives.

Alla Drusman Liberman (BS ‘97) and Stanislav Liberman (BS ‘97, MS ‘03), benefactors of the Liberman Family Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship, shared the impact that attending Stern has had on their lives. “Giving money to scholarships is truly about changing lives one by one,” remarked Ms. Liberman. Mr. Liberman added that receiving a scholarship as a student “opened a door to a completely different life,” and encouraged scholarship recipients to pay it forward.

Ronica “Ro” Reddick (MBA ‘16) shared how  support from the Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF) allowed her to work as a Impact Strategy Summer Associate at the nonprofit film distribution company Women Make Movies, where she worked to connect powerful documentary films with their intended audiences.

Rachel Levine-Ramirez (BS ‘16), a John A. Paulson scholar, discussed her experience majoring in Business and Political Economy at Stern. She has been able to study abroad in London, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and Vietnam and has also held several internships. Levine-Ramirez illustrated the transformative power of scholarships on her life. “This scholarship has been such a blessing, both to me and my family. Without it, I would not have been able to attend NYU Stern and experience the great community, culture and global perspectives it has given me.”

Deans Peter Henry and Geeta Menon expressed their gratitude to scholarship benefactors’ continued investment in the Stern community. They highlighted the School’s commitment to meeting the financial needs of its students and the shared goal of making a Stern education accessible to qualified students, regardless of their financial means.

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