2018 Best of Brooklyn dinner journal and program.
2018 Best of Brooklyn awardees Ethel and Bernie Garil ‘62 with President Anderson
Bernie and Ethel Garil accepting their Best of Brooklyn Award from President Michelle Anderson.
The 2018 Best of Brooklyn Award, featuring the famed Coney Island Parachute Jump.
Robert Goodman, Bernie and Ethel Garil, President Michelle Anderson, Madelyn and Arthur Goodman, Dr. Stephen Sallan and Professor of Chemistry Maria Contel.
Herbert Hoover–carved centerpiece of Brooklyn College's LaGuardia Hall.
The Garils and friends from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (from left): L&LS board member Jim Beck, Liz Copley, CFO Rosemarie Loffredo, Philanthropy Director Irv Geffen '75, National Chairman of the Beat AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) Campaign Michael Copley, board members Bill Behnke and Alice O'Rourke, and L&LS President and CEO Dr. Louis J. DeGennaro.
Ella Weiss '62, M.S.Ed. '65, president of the Brooklyn College Alumni Association; Jeffrey Sigler '92, M.S.Ed. '95, past president of the BCAA and the emcee for the evening's festivities; and President Michelle Anderson.
Best of Brooklyn Co-chair Evan Silverstein '76, Kathryn Galitz, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Todd Galitz, President Michelle Anderson, and Renee Silverstein '74.
Associate Professor Ajana Saxena, trustee Marge Magner '69, Magner Career Center Director Natalia Guarin-Klein, Octavia Woodroffe, Victoria Hernandez, Shivraj Bhoj, Israel Villa, and Natalie Miolan.
Trustee Doris Bien-Aime, Maria Basic '92, trustee Ante Basic '90, Valeriya Zelenyak '18, and Catherine Braxton.
Herbert Hoover–carved centerpiece of the Coney Island Parachute Jump.
Trustee Florence Cohen Rosen ’59 and Robert Rosen with President Anderson
Longtime Garil family friend Dr. Stephen Sallan, professor, Pediatrics, at Harvard Medical School, and the Quick Family Chair, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Doris and former Brooklyn College Foundation chair (and 2015 Best of Brooklyn Honoree) Edwin Cohen '62, and President Michelle Anderson.
Brooklyn College Foundation trustee Pawel Walczuk '10 is elated to win a Brooklyn College LaGuardia Hall Tower, carved by artist Herbert Hoover.
President Michelle Anderson and trustee Leonard Kurz.
Tenor saxophonist Ben Redzovic '19 solos with the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music Big Band.
Ellen and Trustee Murray ’57 Koppelman, the 2004 Best of Brooklyn awardee, with President Anderson
Herbert Hoover–carved centerpiece of the iconic KenTile sign that once stood over the Gowanus Canal.
President Michelle Anderson and 2013 Best of Brooklyn honoree Stu Kessler '51.
Ethel and Bernie Garil with past recipients of the Stacey Garil Womack and Michael Garil Internships (from left): Dr. Michael A. Broker '13, Dr. Joseph A. Gotesman '13, Dr. Mustafa Ghanem '13, Akreeti Maskey '14, Dr. Matthew C. Lee '13, Dr. Sun Mei Liu '12, Medina Mishiyeva '16, Martin John '17, Jessica Andersen, and Dr. Pranitha Prabhu '15.
Brooklyn College Foundation trustee Anthony Castellanos '85 and his wife, Dr. Josephine Grima, and Edwin Cohen '62.
Dean Willie Hopkins of the Murray Koppelman School of Business and Dean April Bedford of the School of Education.
Thelma '54 and Myron '52 Kandel, trustee of the Brooklyn College Foundation and 2003 Best of Brooklyn honoree.
Evelyn Melgar '10 and her husband, trustee Daniel Menendez '08, and Magner Career Center director Natalia Guarin-Klein.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement Todd Galitz, Associate Director of Major Gifts, Brooklyn College Foundation, Bronwyn Cunningham, and Marshall G. Kaplan '49.
Kenneth Gould, acting dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Ron Schweiger '70, Brooklyn borough historian.
Edwin '62 and Doris Cohen, and Jeffrey '92, M.S.Ed. '95 and Raquel Maysonet-Sigler, M.S.Ed. '13.
2018 Best of Brooklyn honorees Ethel and Bernard '62 Garil.
Pianist Yi-Hsuan Chi '14, a student in the Master of Music in Global and Contemporary Jazz Studies Program, leads the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music Big Band.
A table featuring a Herbert Hoover–carved centerpiece of the Grand Army Plaza memorial arch.
Master of Ceremonies Jeffrey Sigler '92, M.S.Ed. '95 with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams' Proclamation honoring Bernard and Ethel Garil.
Trustees Daniel Menendez '08, Evelyn Melgar '10, Dr. Josephine Grima, and trustee Anthony Castellanos '85.
A raffle of items generously donated to the Brooklyn College Foundation concluded the evening.
The Garils and three of the interns they have supported: Medina Mishiyeva '16, Akreeti Maskey '14, and Dr. Sun Mei Liu '12.
Trustee and Best of Brooklyn Co-chair Leonard Kurz with a model of the late, lamented KenTile sign by artist Herbert Hoover.
Brooklyn College Foundation trustees Sam Beller '59 and 2013 Best of Brooklyn honoree Stu Kessler '51, and former Brooklyn College President Christoph Kimmich.
Associate Professor of Biology Anjana Saxena, Brooklyn College Foundation trustee Pawel Walczuk '10, and Evelyn Melgar '10.
Brooklyn College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Todd Galitz and President Michelle Anderson.