Irene-Zanderer-1949-CroppedThe Baruch community was saddened by the passing of distinguished alumna Irene (Zanderer) Schwartz (’49) last August. Irene was the beloved wife of 63 years and lifelong partner of notable alumnus Bernard L. Schwartz (’48), with whom she had two daughters and four grandchildren. Irene was 86 years old.

Irene and Bernard (a Trustee Emeritus of the Baruch College Fund) demonstrated their love and loyalty to the College through tremendous generosity. At their alma mater, the Schwartzes are perhaps best known for their 1997 gift that established the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, which has impacted the lives of thousands of students and faculty members.

Irene Zanderer, “City College Downtown” co-ed, exhibited all the qualities lifelong friends came to love and admire: she was “extraordinarily energetic,” “warm,” “funny,” and “elegant.” Irene earned a BBA in foreign trade and was active in a variety of extracurricular activities, including the Boosters, 45 Club, the Athletic Association, and the publications The Planet, Pick ’n’ Pan, and The Ticker (in fact Irene and Bernard met in The Ticker office when they were freshmen).

In addition to her philanthropic commitment to Baruch, Mrs. Schwartz also devoted time and support to UJA–Federation of New York, the American Ballet Theatre, Bard Graduate Center, and the Central Park Conservancy.

Speaking on behalf of the entire College community, Joel Cohen (’59), Baruch College Fund president, said, “Together Irene and Bernard have spearheaded great and positive changes at Baruch College, providing a road map to all who wish to make a difference in public higher education in New York. She will be missed.”

[divider sid=”divider-1415142516″ type=”dotted”]Anthony J. Caserta ’37
Mildred K. (Klepper) Beskin ’41
Samuel A. Dyckman ’41
Gerald Kass ’41
Rubin D. Fier ’42
Solomon Reiffe ’42
Eli M. Cooper ’43
George J. Levenback ’43
Sidney Weintraub ’43
Paul F. Proskauer ’45
Rosemary Weinberger ’46
Allan A. Diller ’47
William V. Friedland ’47
Bernard Gelman ’47
Judith Lauterbach ’47
Arthur J. Simpson ’47
Stanley G. Berger ’48
Harold V. Rosman ’48
Seymour R. Shapiro ’48
Murray L. Weidenbaum ’48, LLD (Hon.) ’81
*Paul H. Chook ’49
Siegbert Greenbaum ’49
Paul G. Keat ’49
John P. Scarlato ’49
Martin M. Sokolow ’49
Arnold F. Laubich ’50, MBA ’51
Philip Thaw ’50
George A. Dean ’51
Stanley Duboff ’51
Gerald A. Reisman ’51
*Leonard M. Rosen ’51
Sondra K. (Kula) Safran ’51, MA ’54
Harry Leibowitz ’52
*Norman Vale ’52
Leon M. Hellman ’53
Richard Marshall ’53
Barbara A. Papamarcos ’53
Richard G. Karch ’54
Jules H. Kornblau ’54
Richard A. Regan ’54
Martin Landweber ’55
Vernon B. Charms ’56
Robert C. Kacer ’57
*Irma Friedlander Lesser ’57
Paul H. Wallach ’57
Benjamin J. Angel ’58
Stewart A. Weiss ’59
Joseph C. Campos ’62
Myrna (Walcoff) Wulfson ’62
Stanley Berger MBA ’63
Theodore M. Caridi ’63
Bernard E. Krantz MBA ’63
Alfred J. Fantini ’64
Jeffrey S. Gold ’64, MBA ’71
Thomas E. Moran ’64
John J. Cruse ’65
Harvey A. Holzberg MBA ’68
Gary Mulkowsky ’69, MBA ’70
Jerry Lerner ’70
Andrew S. Harris ’72
Reynold L. Graham ’73
Pearle W. Mulraine-Clendinen ’73
Eugene Riback ’74
Dennis W. Schaefer MBA ’74
Ralph A. Franklin ’75
Oscar A. Aguilar ’76
Charles S. Mazzocchi ’76
Maureen Vaughan ’76
Fernando Garcia ’77
Mario Natale MPA ’77
Antje Hensen ’78
Michael M. Howley ’78
Roslyn E. Rose ’78
Nancy Stubbs ’78
Mervyn Haft MBA ’79
Beatrice Levy ’80
Vincent A. Liguori ’80
Michael Turitto ’82
Celso Miragaya ’85
James G. Cannings ’88
John F. Sweitzer MBA ’90
Monica F. Hatten EMBA ’98
Andrew J. Vecchio MBA ’04
Gloria Barlow MSEd ’05
Dion L. Taylor MSEd ’11
Edmund Kunkel ’13

*Benchmark Society member


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