New John Jay Statue Unveiling
December. 8, 2014
1:30 - 2:30 pm
To commemorate our 50th Anniversary, the College will dedicate a new statue of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States and for whom the College is named. Studio EIS of Brooklyn, NY, was commissioned to design the statue. The unveiling is timed to coincide with John Jay’s birthday on December 12th, and will take place in the Atrium where the statue will be installed. In addition to campus members, community leaders and descendants of John Jay will be invited to this special event. The ceremony will end with the screening of the new 50th Anniversary film for all guests in the Lynch Theater.
50th Anniversary Film Screening
December 9, 2014
2:30 - 3:00 pm
This is an approx. 15-min. film celebrating John Jay College’s first 50 years. It’s the story of the college as told through the stories of people, both those who can illuminate the college’s early years and those who can speak about its community and mission today. Students, faculty, administration, alumni and trustees of the college have been interviewed to get their historical perspective, life stories and anecdotes: where are they are from, what brought them to John Jay, what they have found here, and what their aspirations are.
Annual Day of Giving
December 8, 2014
We will launch our first annual day of giving to coincide with the Dec. 8 statue unveiling Our plan is to use strategic social media and personal calling programs to communicate to donors, prospects, alumni, faculty and staff the importance of supporting students and the College through gifts to the Annual Fund Campaign and through major giving. We aim to rally this support over a 24-hour period to increase contributions and encourage online donations, especially from new and lapsed donors, and to further cultivate a culture of philanthropy in our campus community.