CUNY SPS Foundation

CUNY School of Professional Studies Foundation

Incorporated in 2011, the CUNY SPS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, eligible to receive tax deductible contributions under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, that operates exclusively for the charitable purpose of supporting the CUNY School of Professional Studies of The City University of New York.

Inspired by CUNY SPS students, the Foundation’s Board of Directors exists to enhance public understanding and recognition of CUNY SPS, to promote the School’s mission, and to champion the dedicated and hard-working students we serve. The Board continuously explores new fundraising opportunities for CUNY SPS that will further the commitment to our students by promoting the educational and charitable purposes of the School.

CUNY SPS Foundation Website

Help Put New York to Work Campaign

Beginning in 2011, with a public launch in 2014, the first campaign in the history of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, Help Put New York to Work, was launched as an ambitious effort aimed at raising $2.5 million to support CUNY SPS. The Foundation Board is pleased to announce at the campaign’s conclusion, we successfully met our goal with the generous support of our alumni, faculty, staff, community members, and friends of the School.

Case Statement

CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) students balance work, school, and family life simultaneously. Many struggle with the cost of higher education, often encountering eligibility barriers for federal financial aid. As part of our mission to provide an affordable and accessible education, we seek to offer opportunities that help support our students financially and ease some of their burden of paying for school. Providing scholarships to worthy students in need is one critical way we can help them thrive and complete their degrees. View the CUNY SPS Case Statement for more information about the school's value, impact, and needs.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley


Member, CUNY SPS Foundation


Managing Director (Ret.), JPMorgan Chase


Workforce Development Consultant


Trustee, A.L. Mailman Family Foundation Inc.


Chief Executive Officer, The National GEM Consortium

Members at Large

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Director, Structured Finance, White Oak ABL, LLC

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Member, CUNY SPS Foundation

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Managing Director, Housing and Homelessness, Trinity Church Wall Street

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Member, CUNY SPS Foundation

Assistant Director of Strategic Projects, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Chairman, CCS Fundraising Inc., and Emeritus Honorary Member, CUNY SPS Foundation

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Nadine Martin
Associate Director, Oncology Marketing, Merck

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Member, CUNY SPS Foundation

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Interim Dean, CUNY School of Professional Studies