New York City College of Technology

Russell K. Hotzler
Martin Jaffe
Technology and Design
Professional Studies
Arts and Science

New York City College of Technology provides academic and professional skills that prepare students to succeed in a rapidly evolving technological world. It is the college of technology of the CUNY system. City Tech’s 60 registered programs, at the baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels, provide graduates with skills in architectural and engineering technologies, computer science, entertainment, health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business and law-related professions. The college houses an award-winning program in the culinary arts, a oneof- a-kind program in entertainment technology and many specialized high-tech programs. New and developing programs address workforce needs in new media, sustainability and manufacturing technologies.

Philanthropic Support FY00-FY09 — $8,734,029
Projected Philanthropy Target through FY2015 — $23,000,000

Philanthropic support totaled over $8.7 million and has been used to support scholarships, summer research internships, travel to conferences and international exchanges. Donations also have provided seed money to some faculty for scholarly activities and initial work for modernizing the Hospitality Management culinary lab.

Gift Highlights

  • Dr. Marva Gordon, a 1968 nursing alumna who enjoyed a distinguished career in healthcare management, made a $400,000 irrevocable trust bequest to the college, City Tech’s largest bequest.
  • The Namm and Doren families have endowed the Benjamin Namm Memorial Scholarship with contributions close to $300,000. The scholarships allow students who need extra assistance to complete their degree; preference is given to students with disabilities.
  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation contributed $275,000 to purchase equipment for the Entertainment Technology Department.
  • Independence Community Foundation provided a $250,000 matching grant to modernize and equip the main culinary lab used in the Hospitality Management program and to provide scholarship support.
  • The Altman Foundation donated $232,550 for the Center for Intergenerational Reading.
  • Martin Jaffe, founding director of Silvercrest Asset Management and his wife, Sharon, who met while they were students at the college, have donated $100,000 to endow a scholarship program to support high-achieving new students.

Look Who's Investing in the New York City College of Technology

Made in New York Scholarship Fund

“This is an extraordinary scholarship initiative. It will help City Tech support deserving students who will become the highly skilled, diverse workforce needed to keep New York at the forefront of the entertainment industry.”

— City Tech President Russell K. Hotzler

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City has, with the generous participation of Teamsters Local 817, contributed $500,000 to endow the Made in New York Scholarship Fund for students in New York City College of Technology’s Entertainment Technology program. The program, the only one of its kind in the eastern United States, trains students in the technology that drives film, television and theater performance productions. The scholarship fund provides entertainment technology students with a $5,000 annual scholarship, which covers tuition and fees.


The Lorraine Beitler Fund

Lorraine Beitler, professor emerita at the college, has endowed a fund with a $50,000 donation in support of activities that could not otherwise be adequately funded. The Beitler Fund allows faculty members and students to travel to and attend conferences and participate in research. Through the fund, dental hygiene students participated in a student exchange in Holland; architecture students attended a professional conference at which they were honored; and faculty and students traveled locally to visit a manufacturing center.


The William Volckhausen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Grace Lyu-Volckhausen, a longtime member of the City Tech Foundation board of directors, has contributed $185,000 to endow a fund in memory of her late husband, William Volckhausen, to be used to support students in areas of greatest need.