Joyce Kovatch Albers-Schoenberg ’65, Campaign Co-Chair

Joyce majored in microbiology and chemistry and received her MBA from NYU. She had a successful “first” career as a research biochemist for Merck. She then began an exceptional career in finance, serving as Director in Equity Research for CS First Boston Corporation and retiring as Partner, Deerfield Management. Joyce has served on the AADC Investment Committee for more than 20 years and is a past Chair. Joyce served on the Major Gifts Committee for both Douglass’ 75th Anniversary Campaign and the last Campaign: Douglass…Always a Leader. She has served her class as president, Class Reunion Chair, Alumnae Council Representative and Fund Agent. She previously served on the AADC Board of Directors and as its Vice President for Administration. Since 2002, she has also served on the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers.

Joyce has also been a consistent and generous contributor to Douglass students. She and her husband Georg are benefactors of two endowed scholarships. She has supported the Women and Business Living Learning House since its establishment, providing funds for the exceptional mentoring and programming student residents received. She was an early supporter of the new Living-Learning residence Hall envisioned for the Global Village. The motivation for all of her support is to give students academic support and opportunities to apply their skills in new ways.

Alice Herman ’70, Campaign Co-Chair

Alice was a sociology major at Douglass and has a MA in Public Administration from Baruch College, City College of New York. In her professional career, Alice held numerous senior management positions with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey including Director of General Services and General Manager of Aviation Marketing and Economics. After “retiring” Alice became Executive Director of Celebrate 350 – a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting the widespread observance of the 350th Anniversary of Jewish Life in America. There she led a nation-wide public relations and fund raising campaign which resulted in numerous exhibits and events held in 2004 and 2005.

A life-long champion and generous contributor to Douglass, Alice is passionate about ensuring young women have the financial support they need in order to attend Douglass. She has funded two scholarships for students: one named in honor of her parents and the other – named “the Friendship Fund” – which she created with College friend Diane Gingold ’70 in celebration of their life-long friendship. Alice and her husband, Arthur, are also lead donors to the new Living-Learning Residence hall for the Global Village.

Adelaide Marcus Zagoren ’40 – Honorary Chair

Adelaide has been a Douglass leader since her days as a student. She once commented that upon arriving at (then) NJC in ’36, she thought “I never want to leave.” In fact, she never has. Always an active alumna, she made a Douglass a full time job when she became Executive Director of the AADC. She served for more than 26 years, retiring in 1994. As Executive Director, Adelaide worked with seven AADC Presidents and six Douglass College Deans. To name but a few of the highlight’s Adelaide’s leadership, her work included creating the Women’s Center and the AADC Black Alumnae Network. With a strong committee and the dedication of Dean Mary Hartman, Adelaide led the first major fund raising campaign for Douglass and the first ever conducted at Rutgers: The 75th Anniversary Campaign. This effort not only exceeded its goal but set a standard of excellence for future campaigns.

Adelaide has received every honor extended by the AADC, including the Margaret T. Corwin Award and the Douglass Medal, and, most recently, the Vanguard Service Award. Adelaide is well known for her work within the non-profit community. She has been a board member and generous contributor to numerous organizations which enrich the lives of many in our community: arts organizations, Jewish causes, organizations focused on youth services like the Girl Scouts and wide- reaching organizations like The United Way.

Proving again that her passion for Douglass knows no bounds, Adelaide quickly committed to serving as honorary chair for the Campaign. She states that “innovative education and leadership training for today’s young women is vital. Douglass’s excellence in providing a stellar education is only possible with strong alumnae support.”

Campaign Leadership Committee

Joyce Kovatch Albers-Schonberg ’65, Campaign Co-Chair

Alice Herman ’70, Campaign Co-Chair

Valerie L. Anderson ’81, Executive Director, Associate Alumnae of Douglass College

Tina B. Gordon ’72, President, AADC Board of Directors

Denise K. Busby ’76, Vice President for Development, AADC Board of Directors

Jacquelyn Litt, Ph.D., Douglass Dean

Communications Committee

Amy Guiney Adams ’99

Candice E. Batts ’02

Catherine C. Cavender ’79

Tina B. Gordon ’72

Rachel Ingber ’83

Jenny Binaghi Lichtenwalner ’02

Christina L. Pagano ’69

Campaign Major Gifts Committee

Joyce Kovatch Albers-Schonberg, ’65, Co-Chair

Alice Herman ’70, Co-Chair

Barbara Little Britt ’65

Flora Buchbinder Cowen ’59

Marianne Ficarra ’88

Tina B. Gordon ’72

Sheila Kelly Hampton ’70

Gail Philips Houlihan ’58

Kristin Long ’78

Carol Thomas Nied ’64