First Sy Syms Humanitarian Award Presented To Mort Zuckerman At Sy Syms School
Of Business At Yeshiva University Awards Dinner
NEW YORK, April 22, 2013
NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Marcy Syms, President of The Sy Syms
Foundation, today proudly announced that the first-ever Sy Syms Humanitarian
Award will be presented tomorrow evening to Mortimer B. Zuckerman, in
recognition of his humanitarian efforts and ethical business practices
throughout many years in philanthropy and business.
The formal dinner and reception will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
as part of the annual Sy Syms School of Business Gala Awards Dinner. The event
is organized and hosted by the Student Council of the Sy Syms School of
Business at Yeshiva University.
"Mr. Zuckerman personifies the principles of leadership and entrepreneurship
that are instilled in all of us at Sy Syms, and we are honored to have him
accept the inaugural Humanitarian Award," said Jesse Nathanson, president of
the Sy Syms School of Business Student Council. "
Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel will present the award and an
engraved Jerusalem stone charity box to Mr. Zuckerman. Marcy Syms, President
of The Sy Syms Foundation, and Moses Pava, Dean of the Sy Syms School of
Business, will also give remarks.
Ms. Syms said, "My father's desire and ability to run his successful business
with the utmost integrity is well-known. His wish to instill this tradition in
the future generations is underscored by The Foundation's dedication to the
Syms School of Business, and most recently, helping fund the school's 'Leading
with Meaning' lecture series to help Jewish professionals navigate business,
ethics and social responsibility."
Ms. Syms continued, "Mort Zuckerman has run his myriad influential and
successful businesses with integrity and humanity. His desire to use his
significant position to work tirelessly to make a better world for future
generations is an example for all of us, and his effort working for peace in
the Middle East has been particularly notable. On behalf of the other Trustees
of The Foundation – Robert Syms, Mark Frieberg and Lynn Tamarkin Syms we are
thrilled to honor Mort Zuckerman with the first Sy Syms Humanitarian Award."
Dean Pava said, "As we celebrate our 26th anniversary at the Sy Syms School of
Business, we have renewed our focus on integrating ethics into every course,
celebrating the spirit of Jewish entrepreneurship across the curriculum, and
emphasizing experience-based learning in everything we do. Mort Zuckerman is a
fine choice for this very important award, and we are delighted to have him as
Mr. Zuckerman is the co-founder and executive chairman of Boston Properties.
He is also the owner and publisher of the New York Daily News and of U.S. News
& World Report where he serves as editor-in-chief. He holds degrees from
McGill University, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and
Harvard Law School.
Among various philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Zuckerman is an active supporter of
Israeli and international Jewish causes. Between 2001 and 2003, Zuckerman was
the chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish
Organizations. President George W. Bush appointed Zuckerman to serve on the
Honorary Delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the
60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008.
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