Annual Scholarship Benefit 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Annual Scholarship Benefit




Lucille Zanghi and James Dow P’11

In recognition of MMC’s first-generation students

The Annual Scholarship Benefit is MMC’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds support need-based scholarships to help students achieve their educational goals at Marymount Manhattan College. This year, we are delighted to honor MMC Trustee Lucille Zanghi and her husband, James Dow, proud parents of a 2011 alumna. 

This year’s event is particularly meaningful, as it will be held in recognition of the College’s first-generation students and alumni, whose ambition and resilience changes the landscape of opportunity in their families.

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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.