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Jandon Lecture Series

Thanks to Jane and Donald Cecil, Purchase College has been able to host a distinguished lecture series focused on the business of the arts. Over the past five years, we have invited noted leaders, scholars, authors, and public figures from New York City and around the globe. Future lectures will include prominent artists, composers, producers and cultural leaders.

Here are the Jandon speakers we’ve had the pleasure of inviting in the past:                           

2013       Joseph Volpe  Inaugural Speaker – General Manager The Metropolitan Opera 1990-2006

2014       Ben Cameron  Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in New York City.

2015       Ella Baff              Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob’s Pillow

2016       Ruby Lerner      Founding Executive Director and President of Creative Capital, an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists.

2017       Risë Wilson       Inaugural Director of Philanthropy for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

2018: Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora, Sopranos , Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors, Sing for Hope

 

In addition, through Jane and Donald Cecil’s support, students are selected to receive the Jandon Business of the Arts Student Achievement Awards. Below are our former winners:

2013       Julia Chadwick

2014       Sabrina Cedeno

2015       Steven Brown

2016       Jonathan Stafford

2017       Cheyenne Myrie Hutchinson

Purchase College would like to recognize Jane and Donald Cecil, and their representatives, for their generous gift that created this Jandon Business of the Arts Distinguished Lecture Series.

 

Check out the video below on our 2018 Jandon Lecture, featuring Sopranos Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora of Sing for Hope.

Jandon Lecture 2016, (from left to right) Ruby Lerner, speaker, President Thomas Schwarz, and Jonathan Stafford, student winner.Jandon Lecture 2016, (from left to right) Ruby Lerner, speaker, President Thomas Schwarz, and Jonathan Stafford, student winner.

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