International real estate firm grants $25K to Queens College

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Savills, an international real estate services firm, will present an oversized check for $25,000 to Queens College on Thursday, Dec. 8th, to help fund the college’s graduate study abroad program.

The check, presented by the Vice Chairman and NYC branch co-manager of Savills, Ira Schuman, will be given to Queens College Presiden Frank H. Wu and Lucy Cavendish College President Professor Dame Madeleine Atkins.

The check is meant to represent initial funding for the Master’s-level study abroad program for Queens College. The check will benefit low-income candidates of diverse backgrounds. Graduate students who take part in the program will be attending Lucy Cavendish College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

The proposed program is aimed at providing Queens College graduate students with opportunities that will help unlock their potential as they pursue a graduate degree, supporting their ambitions for careers with leading firms, not-for-profit organizations, or as entrepreneurs. 

Currently, the Queens College student body has a representation of 96 different native languages and 133 ancestries. Queens College seeks to prepare its graduates to become innovative leaders in a diverse world that they make more equitable and inclusive.

Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts, sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty.

Lucy Cavendish College seeks to broaden the experience of Queens College graduates by immersing them in its outstanding academic and research programs alongside its diverse student population, representing more than 80 countries.  The College’s mission is to unlock the potential of exceptional students from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds who are driven by a desire to make a difference and who are committed to having a positive and lasting impact on society.

Savills, a global leader in commercial real estate, specializes in helping organizations find solutions that ensure employee success. The firm’s integrated teams of consultants and brokers serve as advocates for occupier clients, offering services in tenant representation, capital markets, and project management.  The company’s successful workforce and incentives strategy and workplace strategy drive profitability and productivity and boost the potential of workplaces across the United States and worldwide.

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