Honorary Co-Chairs

The honorary co-chairs of our campaign are individuals who are as much a part of Syracuse University as the campus hill upon which we stand. Their vision, energy, and dedication to sharing the gift of knowledge have enabled SU to reach new heights.

Alfred Goldstein ’48, H’85

Together with his wife, Ann Lubin Goldstein ’48, Alfred Goldstein has spent more than three decades improving the SU student experience.

In addition to naming the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Auditorium in Schine Student Center, the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Student Center on South Campus, and the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center, the couple has funded a number of initiatives in honor of Ann’s father. They include establishing the Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting, funding the Joseph I. Lubin Floor in the Whitman School of Management, and endowing a faculty chair, faculty fellowships, and a fund in support of the accounting program.

Robert B. Menschel ’51, H’91

Robert Menschel’s business acumen and fully engaged style of philanthropy have forged a legacy of service that runs deep and wide.

From the University Lectures series to the Safire Chair in Modern Letters to the establishment of the Menschel Media Center and the Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, the senior director of Goldman Sachs & Co. has consistently supported initiatives that strive to improve society through education.

Donald E. Newhouse ’51

The Newhouse family has made an indelible mark on the world of public communications, not only through its media empire, but via thousands of graduates of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Donald Newhouse led the S.I. Newhouse Foundation to pledge a multimillion-dollar gift to add a third building to the Newhouse School complex. The most recent addition provides space for the multidisciplinary needs of today’s communications media, assuring the Newhouse School’s preeminence among communications schools in the 21st century.

Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer ’33, G’48, H’90

Alumna Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer dreamed of constructing a new home for SU’s renowned School of Art. Year by year, she and her husband, Maurice, built their fund until it became the foundation of a building fund drive. With contributions from alumni and friends added to her core fund, the dream became a reality—the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building.

It did not end there, however. Shaffer has also established two endowed scholarships for undergraduate students, an endowed graduate scholarship, an endowed visiting artist fund, and an endowed fund to hire art professors of exceptional ability.

Martin J. Whitman ’49

Martin J. Whitman believes that Syracuse University is the one absolutely essential element of his success as a high-risk investor. So he has willingly given his time, talent, and resources—most notably in 2003, when he gave Syracuse one of the largest gifts in the University’s history.

His multimillion-dollar commitment to the School of Management supports a named professorship in finance, a clinical professorship in the Program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, a series of seminars, and the Whitman Teaching Fellows and Whitman Research Fellows programs. In addition, he and his wife, Lois, have created scholarship endowments and contribute regularly to the University’s Our Time Has Come scholarship.