2017 Lehman College scholars at English Ball
St. George’s Society of New York hosted its annual gala, the English Ball, on St. George’s Day, 23rd April at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. This year, the Society honored two remarkable individuals for their impact on the Anglo-American community: Dan Glaser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies and Lady Weatherstone of The Weatherstone Family Foundation.
In addition to celebrating the outstanding achievements of the honorees, the Society held a “Fund-A-Scholar” auction conducted by C. Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s. This year’s auction raised a record-breaking $148,776 for the Society’s Scholarship Program, which will be awarded to final-year students at Lehman and Hunter Colleges later this year.
Preceding the auction, 2017 Lehman College scholar and aspiring doctor, Natalie, spoke about the impact the receiving the St. George’s Scholarship has had on her:
The St. George’s Society Scholarship Program allowed me to focus on completing my education—not worry about the finances involved—and save the money I’ll need to apply to medical school.
As many of you might know, the cost of college is more than just tuition, and becoming a St. George’s Society scholar is more than just financial aid.
It means that a group of people—people like you—who have never met me, believe in me and believe in my ability to accomplish my goals. That kind of support—that kind of faith—is powerful.
I know I speak for all of [my fellow scholars] when I tell you that your support has changed our lives.
As we continue to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Scholarship Program, we thank you for making a difference in the lives of the next generation of world leaders.
Natalie speaking at 2018 English Ball