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June 1, 2015
BMCC Press Office

BMCC Presidential Medal Presented to Stephen J. Meringoff

BMCC President Antonio Pérez presented this year’s Presidential Medal to Stephen Meringoff, President of the Meringoff Family Foundation.

Meringoff also serves as a co-managing partner of Himmel Plus Meringoff Properties, and is chairman of its property management affiliate, Meringoff Properties, Inc.

“Throughout his impressive career, Stephen’s vision has prevailed, and he never lost site of how an economy, how the real estate industry itself, reflects people’s lives on a very personal level,” the President said.

He talked about Meringoff’s role as a board member of the non-profit organization Pencil, and his gift of a Steinway piano to BMCC, as well as a recent and substantial gift to BMCC’sOut in Two program.

In his remarks, Meringoff mentioned “two of our children have taken courses at BMCC … and the dedication and commitment to excellence I’ve seen at the college motivated me to contribute to BMCC, especially to the Out in Two program.”

"Having worked with hundreds of young people," he told the graduates, “I believe passionately in our City and in the international community that you are going to return to. Congratulations for everything you have accomplished.”

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