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Honorees Announced for 2016 ‘Stars of Stony Brook Gala’

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Honorees Announced for 2016 ‘Stars of Stony Brook Gala’

Glenn Dubin, his wife Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, and MLB all-star pitcher Joe Nathan to be honored April 20 at Chelsea Piers

Gala raises essential funds for student scholarships; w
ill also raise funds for Stony Brook Athletics

STONY BROOK, NY, March 10, 2016 – Stony Brook University’s 2016 “Stars of Stony Brook” Gala, hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation, will honor Glenn Dubin ’78, Hon. ’12 and his wife, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin and Major League Baseball all-star pitcher, Joe Nathan ’97, Hon. ’13 on Wednesday, April 20 at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

Currently in its 17th year, the Stars of Stony Brook Gala has brought together stars from Hollywood, the arts, industry and academia, including Alan Alda, Patricia Wright, Ed Harris, Julie Andrews, and Michael Kimmel among others. The annual fundraiser has raised nearly $40 million to support student scholarships and a variety of academic programs at the university.  This year’s Gala will again support student financial aid as well as Stony Brook University Athletics.

Glenn Dubin ’78, Hon. ’12 and his wife, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin

Glenn and Eva Dubin are generous benefactors to Stony Brook University, whose gifts over the past 10 years have had a transformative impact on student-athletes. Most recently, the Dubins pledged $5 million dollars to build an Indoor Training Center, which will benefit all 20 intercollegiate teams.  While at Stony Brook, Glenn Dubin was a member of the football and men’s lacrosse teams, and in 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from the University.

Joe Nathan ’97, Hon. ’13

Since entering major league baseball in 1999, Joe Nathan has credited Stony Brook University for much of the success he’s had over the course of his career. Joe is a six-time MLB all-star and ranks eighth on the all-time saves list. In 2011, Joe Nathan Field was named in honor of his lead gift for the new campus baseball park. In 2013 Joe Nathan was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his exemplary achievements.

The Stars of Stony Brook Gala begins with a cocktail reception on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Chelsea Piers, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, inquire about sponsorship, or for more information, call 212.245.6570, ext. 15 or email: 

About the Stony Brook Foundation

The Stony Brook Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1965 as the University’s sole repository for philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations in support of Stony Brook University. The Foundation administers the University’s scholarship funds. Every dollar donated for scholarships goes directly to scholarships—no administrative fee is charged on scholarship accounts. For more information about contributing to our scholarship funds or creating an endowed named undergraduate scholarship or graduate fellowship, please call the Advancement Office at (631) 632-6300 or visit


About Stony Brook University

Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 25,000 students and 2,500 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities in the nation and top 40 public universities, and Kiplinger names it one of the 35 best values in public colleges. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. A global ranking by U.S. News & World Report places Stony Brook in the top 1 percent of institutions worldwide.  It is one of only 10 universities nationwide recognized by the National Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4 percent of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.


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