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Carrying Forth a Legacy of Service and Citizenship

The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Scholarship for Public Policy was recently created and initiated by Madeline Cuomo O’Donoghue, JD (BA ’86), Michael Corso (BA ’83, MA ’84), and Rockefeller College Advisory Board Co-chair Jennifer A. Manner, JD (BA ’86). The scholarship honors the three-term governor of New York who was a commanding presence in state and national politics, a forceful defender of liberalism, and a man of considerable intellect with a love for learning.

Gov. Mario M. Cuomo

In addition to serving as New York’s 52nd governor from 1983 to 1994, Mario M. Cuomo held the offices of New York’s Lieutenant Governor from 1979 to 1982 and Secretary of State from 1975 to 1978.

To date, we have received pledges and gifts toward the scholarship totaling $31,350. The goal is to further the current endowment in order to increase future support for Rockefeller College undergraduate students who are studying public policy, political science, or public administration, and who demonstrate financial need.

Through donations to this new scholarship, alumni and friends will extend the opportunity
for the next generation to receive a high-quality New York State public education while
honoring Governor Cuomo’s commitment to public service, community citizenship, and
healing the world.

To contribute to the scholarship, please visit and note
Governor Mario M. Cuomo Scholarship for Public Policy in the comments box when you
make your gift, or contact Rockefeller College’s Director of Development Ben Stickan at
(518) 937-7158 or Your support is greatly appreciated.

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 Rockefeller College News Magazine.