Baruch College Honors Women Leaders in Real
Estate at 21st Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner
Event on April 27 Will Benefit Baruch College Fund
March 31, 2010 01:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Baruch College will welcome friends, colleagues, alumni and
honorees to its 21st annual Bernard Baruch Dinner on April 27 at Cipriani 42nd Street to benefit the Baruch College
Fund. The College, a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system, was named for its
benefactor, Bernard Baruch—financier, statesman and advisor to presidents.
This year, for the first time in the College’s history, all of the evening’s honorees are women—Suzanne Sunshine,
President, S. Sunshine & Associates; Louise M. Sunshine; CEO, Domineum Global Real Estate Solutions; Dolly
Lenz, Vice Chairman, Prudential Douglas Elliman; Doris W. Koo, President & CEO, Enterprise Community
Partners; and Sylvia J. Smith, Senior Partner, FXFOWLE.
All five honorees are also prominent leaders in New York City’s real estate industry. The Trustees of the Baruch
College Fund chose this year’s honorees for their outstanding success in business and commitment to their
communities. Four of the honorees will receive the Bernard Baruch Medal for Business and Civic Leadership. The
fifth honoree, Dolly Lenz, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
The College will also pay homage to the women of the class of 1940. These women, who had to meet more
stringent academic requirements than their male counterparts, were the first class of female students admitted to
Baruch after a 1933 ban on female students was lifted in 1936. They paved the way for generations of women who
followed them, including the five honorees that will be recognized this year.
Appropriately, for an evening celebrating female achievement, Donna Shalala—President of the University of
Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services—will serve as a presenter.
“It is fully in keeping with the mission of Baruch Co