Hugh Hildesley conducts the Fund-A-Scholar Auction
St. George's Society hosted its annual gala, the English Ball, on 27 April at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. The event marked the Society’s 246th anniversary and honored three distinguished individuals who are making an impact on the Anglo-American community on both sides of the Atlantic: Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder and Chief Executive of WPP, Danny Lopez, Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and Dr. Amanda Foreman, award-winning historian and columnist.
Each year at the event, there is an auction to raise money for scholarships. Before the auction a video was shown about 2013 scholar Edmund, who attended the event with his wife Kumiko. Edmund graduated from Lehman College in 2014 with a degree in Social Work and is now working as a career development specialist and studying for a Master's degree in Public Administration at Baruch College. Last November he participated in the hand cycle division of the New York City Marathon to give back and raise money for more students like himself.
At this year's event the "Fund-A-Scholar" auction conducted by Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby's raised $110,000. This will allow us to award more scholarships for the coming academic year. The Society's scholarship committee will meet over the summer to review applications put forward by Lehman College's Financial Aid office.
Next month our 2015 scholarship recipients will celebrate their commencement. Kashfia from Bangladesh will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Biology taking her one step closer to making her dream of becoming a cancer specialist a reality. Alia from Jamaica, whose ambition is to be a math teacher, will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics; the scholarship from St. George's Society allowed her to take a leave of absence from her job and focus on completing her student teaching internship at New World High School in the Bronx.
Thank you for your continued support.
St. George's scholar Edmund and his wife Kumiko