Dear Commons Community,
The New York media are abuzz with the announcement that Leon G. Cooperman and his wife, Toby, will be donating $25 million to their alma mater, Hunter College. The Coopermans met while attending Hunter in the early 1960s. The gift, the largest in Hunter’s history, will be split between the institution’s library and a scholarship fund for gifted, needy students who have exhausted other financial-aid options.
The Coopermans, both Bronx natives, married in 1964 after graduating from Hunter. Mr. Cooperman is the chairman of the New York hedge fund Omega Advisors.
Bless them for their generosity and congratulations to President Jennifer Raab for her stewardship of this gift.