Honoring Alex Goren: Man for All Seasons
There are lots of reasons why we are honoring Alex Goren at our annual Dinner Party on Sunday, October 27 at the fabulous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.
Former chairman of BGU’s board of governors, former president of Americans for Ben-Gurion University, recipient of a BGU honorary doctorate in 2015, Alex has been inextricably tied to the university even before it was built. You could say Alex’s history with BGU started back in the 1970s, when his grandfather tried to sell off the family’s large spinning business in Israel, only to be convinced by then Finance Minister Pinchas Sapir to donate the proceeds of the sale to a university that “would be built in the Negev.”
It must have sounded like a big pipe dream then.
But the proceeds of that sale became the seed money for a new foundation and one of the University’s first buildings—the Cukier, Goldstein-Goren Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, home to the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Over the years, the Cukier, Goldstein-Goren Foundation has established a scholarship endowment, the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, the Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought, and the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering. The Goldstein-Goren Family is a member of BGU’s esteemed President’s Pillars Society.
Having enjoyed a highly successful international business career for over 40 years, Alex today is a partner in Goren Brothers, a money management and real estate company in Manhattan. He is married to Brooke W. Kroeger, an author and professor of journalism at NYU. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
Come join us to honor Alex! See event details here.
Proceeds from this event will go to support the Ben-Gurion Annual Fund and the Medical School for International Health.