all measures, the 2001 John Jay Awards dinner at the Plaza Hotel
was one of the most successful events the College has seen. More
than 650 people filled the ballroom to honor four alumni for
distinguished professional achievement: Thomas H. Glocer '81, CEO
of Reuters; Michael A. Gould '66, chairman of Bloomingdale's;
Carlos R. Muñoz '57, retired bank executive and alumni leader;
and Cristina Teuscher '00, two-time Olympic medal-winner in
dinner, which previously was held on campus in Low Library Rotunda,
was moved to midtown Manhattan in an effort to boost its profile
and its profitability, and succeeded on both counts. The black-tie
gala raised upwards of $1.3 million, roughly tripling the amount
raised in recent years. And the event was covered by The New
York Times, which printed several photographs taken at the
dinner in its Sunday Style section.
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