NJIT honors Sulzberger, Profeta at annual fundraising event

New Jersey Institute of Technology’s annual fundraiser for campuswide scholarship funds raised more than $370,000 this year. The event is the Newark-based institution’s single-largest fundraising event. Since it was established in 1995, this gala has raised more than $8 million in scholarship funds.

NJIT honored an alumna, Virginia Sulzberger, Classes of 1962 and ’66, who retired as director of engineering for North American Electric Reliability Corp. and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Paul Profeta, businessman, educator and philanthropist.

Sulzberger was presented with the Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement by an alum. Profeta was recognized with the Special Friend of the University Award.

The event had close to 300 guests, including corporate sponsors, friends, faculty, staff and students.

“The resources generated by this event, together with the hundreds of other scholarships created by many of you in the room tonight, make such a difference in these students’ lives,” NJIT President Teik Lim said. “The support enables students to persist through their studies and realize potential that might otherwise go unfulfilled. And for many, many students, their ability to earn an NJIT degree has a transformative effect on their families for multiple generations.