City College of New York
Like many other charitable institutions, after 9/11 the Foundation wanted to provide some assistance to the people of New York. Recognizing the disruption in funding available to the City University of New York, the Foundation became acquainted with City College. This is a public university in the truest sense, having modest tuition and providing broad opportunity to the diverse population of New York. The Department of Biomedical Engineering not only has a diverse student body, but a diverse faculty both in gender and national origin. In particular, the department has forged relationships with many of the fine teaching hospitals in the area to provide a first class learning experience with modest means. In 2003, the Foundation provided the department with a grant to fund laboratory construction and faculty chairs. Since then, additional funding has been provided for faculty recruitment packages. The total of all grants is $5,100,000.