Martha Stewart, Barnard Alumnae
Raise $1.7 Million For Scholarships
ALF of the students at Barnard College
could not attend without financial aid, President Debora L.
said. To help raise needed funds, Barnard graduate Martha Stewart
brought five of her employees, all alumnae, to take a table at this
year’s Pass the Torch Scholarship Dinner at Guestavino’s restaurant
More than 550 guests attended and $1.7 million
dollars were raised for Barnard College for Women.
Anna Quindlen, board chair, told how she
received "a superlative" education at the school. "There is no limit
what a woman can do if she receives a first class education."
Deborah Roberts of ABC’s 20/20, who served as
emcee, said she’s the proud parent of a Barnard graduate. Her
husband is NBC popular weatherman Al Roker.
Dinner chairs Cheryl Glicker Milstein and
Ravi M. Singh presented awards to
Dennis Dalton, Helene L.
Kaplan and Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald.
Kaplan, Class of ’53, is counsel to the firm of
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She arrived at Barnard 60
years ago as a 16-year-old child of Lithuanian parents. "Barnard
changed my life," she said. In her second week she met Mark Kaplan
at an introductory dance "and he crashed the party from Columbia."
They’ve been married for 57 years.
Singh introduced Dalton as "the best teacher Barnard
has had in the last three to four decades." Dalton retired in
December 2008 after teaching political science for 40 years.