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VALHALLA, N.Y., January 7, 2011– The annual Founder’s Dinner is set for Saturday, January 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

At the gala event, the College will pay tribute to Saverio S. Bentivegna, M.D. ’50, who is senior associate dean, director of the Pre-Internship Program, professor of clinical surgery, and a past president of the New York Medical College Alumni Association. He will receive the William Cullen Bryant Award, named for the College’s founder. Dr. Bentivegna has been an active member of the College community since his days as a medical student and surgical resident and throughout his academic career, which has spanned more than half a century. The award honors those individuals who embody Bryant’s commitment to professional excellence and the improvement of civic life.

The Founder’s Dinner will also honor the New York Medical College Alumni Association with the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to the Association’s past and present presidents. Since 1883, the Alumni Association has been a vital component of university life, fostering relationships through exchanging ideas and information, organizing continuing medical education seminars, improving educational opportunities for medical students, raising funds for special projects, and enhancing the school’s reputation around the nation and throughout the world.

The festivities will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the Founder’s Dinner, please contact 914-594-3134 or or visit