Annual Scholarship Benefit 2020

Please note that MMC’s 2020 Annual Scholarship Benefit has been postponed. 

More details coming soon.

A Message from President Walk 

Dear Friends,

Marymount Manhattan College is committed to slowing the spread of COVID-19 for the health and safety of our extended MMC family. For this reason, the College’s Annual Scholarship Benefit, originally slated for April 7, 2020, will be postponed until a date in fall 2020. Please stay tuned for details. All ticket purchases will be applied to the rescheduled event, and donations will continue to provide immediate scholarship support for our students.

Although we’ve postponed our celebration of our honorees, MMC trustee Lucille Zanghi and Jim Dow, the proud parents of MMC alumna Lindsey Dow ’11, we extend our utmost gratitude to the alumni, trustees, families, and friends who have already contributed to the Benefit. Thanks to Lucille, Jim, and so many of you, over $650,000 has already been raised!

More than 90% of MMC’s creative, determined, and fearless students rely on institutional aid to achieve their educational and professional goals. In other words, our students rely on you! And thanks to you, students from every walk of life, regardless of financial means, have access to a world-class education that takes full advantage of the limitless opportunities of the world’s greatest city.

I wish each of you good health in the weeks and months ahead, and I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Scholarship Benefit in the fall!

Warm regards,

Kerry Walk, Ph.D.

About Our HonoreeS

Lucille Zanghi and James Dow

Lucille Zanghi and James Dow are proud Marymount Manhattan parents and longtime benefactors of the College.

Ms. Zanghi has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2008. She is a retired stockbroker and financial planner who worked for two industry leaders, EF Hutton and Co. and Dean Witter Reynolds, from which she retired as Vice President in 1996. Mr. Dow is a retired angel investor and high technology entrepreneur. He was the Founder and CEO of Microcom Corporation from 1980 to 1994 and Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 1997.

Since her retirement, Ms. Zanghi has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Wang Center for the Performing Arts in Boston and the Brookline Education Foundation. She is currently a trustee of Marymount Manhattan College and the Adrianne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami, and she volunteers at a dog shelter, the Born Free Pet Shelter, where she acts as their primary fundraiser. Mr. Dow has also served on numerous charitable boards, including The Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and Barnard College of Columbia University.

Ms. Zanghi and Mr. Dow were presented with the Innovative Philanthropist Award by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for their significant contributions to the High Technology Multidisciplinary Research Fund. Started with a three million dollar donation, the Fund now totals over $35 million, mostly raised from high technology entrepreneurs. 

Ms. Zanghi graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University with a degree in History. Mr. Dow earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Northeastern University. They are residents of Florida and have two grown daughters, Lindsey and Jacqueline. Lindsey is a proud 2011 graduate of Marymount Manhattan College.