Fordham received a community service award on March 15 from Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc., at its fourth annual Community Partnership Luncheon.
The event honored dedicated individuals and business friends who—through community service and support—have made a positive impact on the lives of girls. Funds for Girl Scout camps and other activities were raised through a silent auction at the luncheon, dubbed “The Power of the Promise,” which was held at the Abigail Kirsch/Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Michael Gillan, Ph.D., associate vice president for the Westchester campus, accepted the award on behalf of the University.
“When we opened our new campus at 400 Westchester Ave. (in West Harrison), we were committed not just to providing first-rate degree programs, but also to deepening and extending our roots and connections with important organizations in the community,” Gillan said.
“Is there a more important and fitting group than Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson?” he asked. “Fordham’s core commitment is not just educational excellence for its own sake, but as our Jesuits say, education for the formation of ‘men and women for others,’ something that is consistent with the Girl Scouts’ promise.”