Third Annual Holiday Fundraising Auction a Great Success
We’re happy to report that the FCAA’s Third Annual Online Holiday Auction was a tremendous success. Thanks to the generosity of Fordham alumni and many others, we raised more than $25,000.
In fact, the auction’s proceeds funded an additional donation to Fordham University’s endowment of $30,000 to add to the FCAA Endowed Legacy Scholarship and the Rev. George J. McMahon, S.J., Endowed Scholarship.
In addition, the FCAA has announced that it will expand the FCAA Jim Dwyer Journalism Scholars Award this year from $1500 to $10,000. This year’s awards will go to two students who will receive $5,000 each to fund summer internships in journalism.
The vast majority of items auctioned this past year were generously donated by fellow Fordham alumni who gave their time and resources to make the auction possible. We offer each donor a huge thank you. And many thanks to the FCAA board members who curated items, especially Christa Treitmeier-Meditz, FCRH ’85.
Your support is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to help our charitable endeavors.
Check back with us in late November of this year for the fourth annual auction which promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Tribute to the Class of 2020
The Fordham College Alumni Association pays tribute to the Class of 2020. You may not have had a commencement on Eddie’s, but you sure have our praise and a big welcome to the Alumni Ramily! (It’s not the video you created, but we hope this measures up.)
Journalism Scholars Award Now Named for Alum Jim Dwyer ’79
Upon the recent passing of Fordham College alum Jim Dwyer, Class of 1979, the FCAA board voted to rename its journalism award, which will henceforth be known as the FCAA Jim Dwyer Journalism Scholars Award.
Jim began his career at The Ram (even though he entered college as an aspiring doctor) and went on to have a fabulous career at Newsday, the Daily News and The New York Times where he was a reporter and columnist. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for commentary while at Newsday and also won in 1992 as part of a Newsday team reporting on a subway derailment in Manhattan.
A revered journalist, Jim, who was 63 at the time of his death from lung cancer, was a great supporter of Fordham. He was speaker at the FCAA’s first marquee dinner where he regaled guests with his great stories about New York City, its cast of leaders throughout the years, politics, his family and his beloved Ireland.
Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, FCAA Student Achievement Award
The FCAA was proud to present the first Joseph M. McShane, SJ, FCAA Student Achievement Award to Maeve Burke, FCRH ’20, a journalism major from the Philadelphia area. Maeve has been an intern at CBS News and the Discovery Channel. Here she is (center) at the presentation with, left to right, Fordham Rose Hill Dean Maura Mast, the FCAA’s Norma Vavolizza, FCAA President Debra Caruso Marrone, and Fordham President Father McShane. (Photo taken in Father McShane’s Office.)
The Fordham College Alumni Association, an independent, non-profit volunteer organization, seeks to strengthen the bonds of alumni – to each other, to Fordham College Rose Hill and to the university. The organization provides scholarships and grants to current Fordham College students and holds professional networking events for alumni. Members are Fordham College graduates and students who have attended for more than one year.
The Fordham College Alumni Association is an independent, 501 (C) 3 volunteer organization, incorporated in the State of New York, and chartered separately from Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham University.