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June 2, 2014

CCNY Class of 1964 Gives Record $3 Million Class Gift

Members of the Class of 1964 at The City College of New York's 2014 Commencement, held May 30.

The City College of New York Class of 1964 has raised $3 million for its 50th anniversary reunion class gift. This is the largest class gift in City College history, according to the City College Fund, which organizes the College’s class reunions.

Bert Brodsky, who chaired the Class of 1964 reunion, provided $250,000 toward that amount through a matching contribution. In addition, Mr. Brodsky is giving a planned major gift for an undisclosed amount.

“Bert Brodsky is a proud alumnus and longstanding supporter of City College, and we are grateful for his generosity and leadership in raising the Class of 1964’s record-setting gift,” said City College President Lisa S. Coico. “He and his classmates are helping today’s generation of City College students by enriching our academic resources so we can recruit more outstanding faculty members.”

“City College provided the foundation for my classmates and me to go on to have successful, rewarding careers,” said Mr. Brodsky. “Now, it is an honor and privilege to be able to give back so that others may enjoy the same kinds of benefits that we did.”

The Class of 1964 50th Anniversary gift will fund an endowed junior professorship. The Class of 1964 50th Anniversary Professorship Fund will help City College attract world-renowned faculty and assure that its students receive the best possible education.

A finance and economics major at City College, Mr. Brodsky is chairman and founder of Sandata Technologies, LLC. The firm, based in Port Washington, N.Y., is one of the nation’s premier providers of advanced computer, telephone and internet-based technologies for the healthcare industry.
In 2011, City College awarded Mr. Brodsky the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for his philanthropic endeavors. He is also a recipient of the John H. Finley Award for exemplary service to New York City in 2012 and the Townsend Harris Medal in 2005 for outstanding postgraduate achievement. The Alumni Association of The City College of New York gives both awards.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

About The City College Fund
The City College Fund is a tax-exempt 501c(3) non-profit fundraising organization, established in 1946 to support The City College of New York in its mission to provide access and excellence in higher education, particularly to students who might not otherwise be able to afford to go to college. Gifts to The City College Fund directly benefit City College’s extraordinary students, renowned faculty, innovative programs and schools.