NEW YORK (May. 27)
The Hebrew University board of governors will meet in July to approve a $80 million five-year development program it was reported yesterday by Samuel Rothberg, chairman of the board. He spoke at a dinner here given by the Society of Founders of the university, which is in Jerusalem. Irving Mitchell Felt, chairman and president of the Madison Square Garden Corp., was presented with the S.Y. Agnon gold medal by the American Friends of the university at the dinner in his honor.
The medal, presented by Arthur J. Goldberg, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and former Supreme Court Associate Justice, was named for Israel’s first Nobel laureate and was given for Mr. Felt’s involvement in philanthropic, educational and cultural activities.
Contributions to the university exceeding $3 million were announced. They included $1 million given by Charles C. Bassine for a scholarship and fellowship program, $1 million from Joseph M. Mazer, deputy chairman of the board of governors, for a science center, and other gifts totalling over $1 million.