On May 1 at the Lincoln Center campus, Cathy Minehan hosted a celebration of the life of her late husband, E. Gerald Corrigan, Ph.D., former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and former partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he also became chairman of the firm’s international advisers and the first nonexecutive chairman of what is now Goldman Sachs Bank. A two-time Fordham graduate with master’s and doctoral degrees from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Corrigan served as a University trustee and championed students and faculty with major gifts for scholarships and an endowed chair in international business and finance. He was also a proud supporter of Jesuit education, crediting his own Jesuit schooling as instrumental to the critical thinking skills he brought to his career. Corrigan died on May 17, 2022, at age 80.
Speaking at the event, fittingly held at the E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center, were Fordham President Tania Tetlow; Fordham President Emeritus Joseph M. McShane, S.J.; former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein; former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Gary Stern; former Secretary of Finance of Mexico Guillermo Ortiz; and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.