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Recent Grants & Awards

HIGHER EDUCATION CAPITAL MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM, (HECap) AWARDS $1,720,812 TO IONA FOR CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION OF RYAN LIBRARY
In April 2005, then Governor of New York State (George Pataki) adopted a budget which included a new program to help finance construction at private colleges. Under this program, HECap, the state set aside matching grant program funds for capital projects and equipment purchases by private colleges and universities statewide. In order to obtain these funds, Iona needed to raise $3 for every $1 we were eligible to receive. Iona College was in the first group of eligible colleges to apply and one of the first to successfully gain approval to receive $1,720,812, to aid in the renovation and construction of Ryan Library.
 
US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDES $249,480 IN SUPPORT OF IONA’S COLLABORATIVE EFFORT—PROJECT RISE: REACH FOR INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS AND EMPOWERMENT
Iona received $249,480 from the US Department of Health and Human Services Department in support of project RISE. This program provides a wide range of youth development programs, services, and activities tailored to meet the unique needs of the most at-risk youth and to assist these young people toward the development of their full potential. The program, now in it’s second year, is led by Iona, and our partnering organizations are: City School District of New Rochelle, Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle, Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Center and the Metropolitan Regional Health Information Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester, The Guidance Center, New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority, New Rochelle Youth Bureau, New Rochelle Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation, Sound Shore Medical Center, Westchester County Youth Bureau.
 
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANTS $145,420 IN SUPPORT OF IONA’S STEP PROGRAM
The New York State Department of Education awarded $145,420 in support of Iona’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP). This program was developed to enhance the math and technology skills of minority and low-income regional high school students. The goal of STEP is to support their participants in continuance of their studies after graduation in the fields of mathematics, science, technology and/or licensed professions where minorities have been traditionally underrepresented.
 
THE STEFANO LA SALA FOUNDATION, INC. AWARDED IONA $3,000 TOWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION OF THE RYAN LIBRARY
The Stefano LaSala Foundation, Inc. contributed $3,000 in unrestricted funds toward Iona College’s Vision of Excellence campaign for the construction and renovation of Ryan Library.
 
IONA RECEIVES A $15,000 LIBRARY PLANNING GRANT FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Iona $15,000 in support of the enhancement of the College’s library services. These funds aided in the planning and design efforts of the Development Committee with the Ryan Library upgrade and expansion. As a result, the Development Committee was able to visit “best in class” universities and incorporate ideas to improve upon the library’s services and technology.
 
IONA COLLEGE RECEIVED $5,000 FROM A LEGISLATIVE INITATIVE FACILITATED BY GEORGE LATIMER FROM THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The NYS Department of Education awarded $5,000 to Iona College at the direction of Assemblymen George Latimer, which was utilized to upgrade and incorporate the latest technology enabling information retrieval, storage, and presentation capabilities within the Ryan Library. These funds purchased several network infrastructure components, which provide switching capability and required ethernet network interface to be used for information retrieval.
 
THE SUCCESS CENTER RECEIVED TWO GRANTS: $15,000 FROM CON EDISON AND $2,500 FROM THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOUNDATION, INC.
Iona College was granted $15,000 from Con Edison and $2,500 from the St. Vincent DePaul Foundation, Inc. in support of the Students United in a Community Center for Educational Success (SUCCESS). The SUCCESS Center provides academic support to elementary school aged students from the New Rochelle community. Children from low-income households are paired up with Iona College Mentors who provide a positive and supportive environment to our young students. For over 10 years, the SUCCESS Center has provided New Rochelle’s youth with a nurturing setting that promotes academic excellence.
 
IONA COLLEGE’S Office of Mission and Ministry RECEIVES $10,000 FROM THE RASKOB FOUNDATION
Iona College’s Office of Mission and Ministry received $10,000 from The Raskob Foundation to assist the student volunteers in their apostolic works of charitable and social justice service. The assistance received from The Raskob Foundation provides much needed supplies and food for continued efforts with the Midnight Runs, Project Sunshine, and the SUCCESS Center.

JOSEPHINE LAWRENCE HOPKINS FOUNDATION GRANTS IONA $5,000 FOR THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LECTURE SERIES
The Josephine Lawrence Hopkins Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant, in memory of the late Josephine Lawrence Hopkins, in continued support of Iona’s Science and Technology Lecture Series.