Manhattan College will present Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman of Xerox Corporation, with the De La Salle Medal at the College’s annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.
The ceremony will be held at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
Mulcahy spent eight years as chief executive officer of Xerox before retiring from the post, effective July 1, 2009, and retaining the position of chairman. Prior to serving as CEO, she was president and chief operating officer of Xerox from May 2000-July 2001, and also served as president of Xerox’s General Markets Operations, which created and sold products for reseller, dealer and retail channels.
After beginning her Xerox career as a field sales representative in 1976, Mulcahy assumed increasingly responsible sales and senior management positions. From 1992-1995, she was vice president for human resources, responsible for compensation, benefits, human resource strategy, labor relations, management development and employee training. She became chief staff officer in 1997 and corporate senior vice president in 1998. Prior to that, she served as vice president and staff officer for Customer Operations, covering South America and Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and China.
A graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., Mulcahy is also a board director of Catalyst, Citigroup Inc., Fuji Xerox Company, Ltd., Johnson & Johnson, Target Corporation, The Washington Post Company and, effective March 2, 2010, chair of the board of trustees for Save the Children.
The De La Salle Medal Dinner is the College’s top fundraising event. Proceeds from the $750-per-plate fundraiser are applied to academic and cocurricular programs, scholarship assistance and library resources. The black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the dinner, please call Susan Bronson, director of corporate and foundation relations, at (718) 862-7837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The De La Salle Medal was established in 1951 in honor of John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and one of the world’s great educators. The Order founded Manhattan College in 1853. Since 1977, the De La Salle Medal has been conferred annually by the College’s board of trustees to honor executives who exemplify the principles of excellence and corporate leadership. Past recipients include former New York Life Insurance Chief Executive Sy Sternberg, former Mayor of New York City Rudolph W. Giuliani ’65 and former Con Edison Chairman Eugene R. McGrath ’63.
Members of the media who would like to cover the ceremony and dinner can contact Scott Silversten, assistant director of college relations at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7232 or e-mail email@example.com