The Bronx High School of Science, one of the nation’s premier education institutions, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a gala hosted by the Alumni Association and the Bronx High School of Science Endowment Fund, Inc. The evening will feature a reception, dinner and a speeches from notable alumni, will ensure that the very curriculum that makes Bronx Science a world-recognized model for gifted kids in the public-school system is well funded for years to come.
Among the Alumni expected to attend are Dominic Chianese (actor); EL Doctorow (writer); Jon Favreau (actor, director, producer); Jeff Greenfield (journalist, author); Congresswoman Nita Lowey; Valerie Smaldone (radio personality);Dr. George Yancopoulos (National Medal of Science Winner); Andrew Lo, PhD (Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering); Harrison J. Goldin (former NYC Comptroller); Richard Price (novelist and screenwriter); Daniel Libeskind (Master Plan Architect of the Freedom Tower); Majora Carter (urban revitalization strategist and 2005 MacArthur Genius Award Winner); David Saperstein (writer); Tony Marx (President and CEO of the New York Public); Dr. Laurence R. Young (Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics & Professor of Health and Technology, MIT) along with co-chairs: Peter Klein ’83, Leonard Lauder ’50, Richard Menschel ’52, Robert Menschel ’47 and Sajal K. Srivastava ’93.
Frequently cited as the most renowned high school in America, the Bronx High School of Science attracts an intellectually gifted blend of culturally, ethnically and economically diverse students from all 5 boroughs, most of whom are first-generation Americans. The only criterion for admission is an exam open to all grade-eligible students in New York City. Due to the exceptional curriculum of this public school, many of its programs and classes must find additional funding outside of Department of Education support. Therefore, the role of an actively involved Parents’ Association, Alumni Association, and Endowment Fund is critical to its success. Scienceites, as the school’s students are known, have graduated to become alumni who include eight Nobel Prize winners, the first African-American neurosurgeon, countless authors, lawyers, physicians, educators, artists, entertainers and leaders in business and government.
The Alumni Association and the Endowment Fund are committed to ensuring quality programs and facilities at Bronx Science – including state-of-the-art science labs, computer technology, library and performing arts facilities. The Bronx HS of Science Endowment Fund, Inc., established in 1992, supports the Bronx High School of Science as a model for public education in both idea and in practice, and raises funds for capital and program expenditures to benefit the students and the school today and for the future.
Tickets to the 75th Anniversary Gala start at $500 and tables start at $10,000. To purchase tickets or tables for the event, click here or contact the Bronx School of Science Benefit Office at (212) 763-8599.
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013
WHERE: The Waldorf=Astoria
301 Park Avenue, NYC