CUNY SPS Foundation

Incorporated in 2011, the CUNY School of Professional Studies' (CUNY SPS) Foundation exists to enhance public understanding and recognition of CUNY SPS, and to develop support for the School.  Inspired by CUNY SPS students and guided by the visionary leadership of its Board of Directors, the Foundation works to build lasting relationships that foster a community of support among CUNY SPS alumni, faculty, staff, community members, donors and friends of the School.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Horace M. Barker, Chair                                                                  
First V-P Wealth Management, Financial Advisor                        
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management                                                                     


Blake Foote, Vice Chair
Workforce Development Consultant

Patti Lieberman, Secretary
A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.

Members at Large

Stephanie Benjamin


Charlita C. Cardwell
Vice President & Senior Counsel
American Express Travel Related Services, Inc.

Joel I. Cohen
Managing Director (Ret.)
JPMorgan Chase

Kalyn Johnson Chandler
Effie's Paper :: Stationary & Whatnot

Lea Kilraine
Global Manager of Strategic Projects
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Robert Kissane
CCS Fundraising, Inc.

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

Brennon Marcano
Chief Executive Officer
The National GEM Consortium


Michele C. Meyer-Shipp
Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

John Mogulescu
Senior University Dean of Academic Affairs, CUNY
Dean, CUNY School of Professional Studies



The first dedicated campaign in the history of CUNY SPS, Help Put New York to Work is an ambitious effort aimed at raising $2.5 million to support the School’s growing student body. The campaign will raise spend-down funds to provide immediate support to current students, and endowed funds to support CUNY SPS students in perpetuity.