David E. Van Zandt, President

March 23, 2012


To the New School community,

It is my great pleasure to share that Mr. Eugene Lang, a longstanding New School Trustee, has announced a truly transformative gift of $5 million to his namesake Eugene Lang College.

Gene has a deep-rooted commitment to academic excellence and to linking liberal arts with civic engagement. In 1985, he founded Eugene Lang College in this spirit. Today, Gene gives this gift in honor of Dean Stephanie Browner's leadership and her vision for the college.

Gene's generosity and vision have changed many lives, including students at Lang College, undergraduates within the Project Pericles consortium, and youth nationwide through the I Have a Dream Foundation, to name only a few beneficiaries of his philanthropy.

On behalf of everyone in our community, and most especially our students, I thank Gene for this remarkable support.



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