Press Release

19th Annual Promise Fund Dinner


Emcee:

Jodi Applegate, anchor on FOX Good Day New York

Honorees:

Dan Rose, chairman of Rose Associates, Inc.

Elliott “Lee” Sander, executive director of the MTA

Speakers:

Jerry MacArthur Hultin, president of Polytechnic University

David Pogue, The New York Times personal-technology columnist and Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News

Photo Opps:

Jerry MacArthur Hultin, Jodi Applegate, Dan Rose, Elliott “Lee” Sander, David Pogue

Location:

The Waldorf=Astoria Grand Ballroom
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6897

Date:

 Thursday, June 14, 2007

About the Promise Fund

Since 1988, Polytechnic's Promise Fund has helped disadvantaged students fulfill their dream of earning a college degree. As the University's largest scholarship program, the fund has raised over $17 million in scholarships and supported over 2,000 students. Most recipients are from minority groups, come from immigrant families or are the first in their family to attend college. Many are women, a traditionally underrepresented group in science and engineering.

The Promise Fund also underwrites the University's pre-college outreach programs for inner-city youth. These programs encourage talented students in elementary, junior high and high school to pursue careers in science and engineering. Student research projects have been submitted to national and international competitions, including the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition, the Intel Science Talent Search, the International Science and Engineering Fair and the International Taiwanese Science and Technology Competition.