Annual De La Salle Medal Dinner Toasts Eileen Murray ’80, Hon. D.Sc. ’15

The event helps support high priority programs such as student scholarships and financial aid.

Leadership at the 2018 De La Salle Dinner

Left to right: Kenneth Rathgeber '70, Moira Kilcoyne '83, Eileen Murray '80, Hon. D. Sc. '15, President Brennan O'Donnell.

Manhattan College’s annual De La Salle Dinner honored Eileen Murray ’80, Hon. D.Sc. ’15, the co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, at the Pierre in New York City on January 31.

Led by dinner chair Moira Kilcoyne ’83 and trustee chair Kenneth Rathgeber ’70, the event raised more than $1.1 million that goes to high priority programs such as student scholarships, financial aid and programming, making a Manhattan College education accessible for more students.

Murray joined Bridgewater Associates in 2009, after holding positions at the senior levels of leadership at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. She was elected to the Board of Governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in 2016.

Murray was named one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds by Hedge Fund Journal in 2013, and was twice cited by U.S. Banker Magazine as one of the Most Powerful Non-Bank Women in Banking. Murray was invited to join the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council and was named Irish America Magazine’s Business 100 Best and Brightest Leaders in 2016.

Murray delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Spring Commencement, when she received an honorary Doctor of Science degree. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Manhattan College in 1980.

She was the College’s first alumna to receive the award.

By Pete McHugh