HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda to be Honored at John Jay College Educating for Justice Gala

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient and 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama, as part of its Educating for Justice Gala. In addition, Peter J. Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan and member of the John Jay College Foundation's Board of Trustees, will be recognized for his service to the College, along with the Tow Foundation for its work on juvenile and criminal justice reform.

The event will also include a special tribute in honor of Rossana Rosado, a trustee of the John Jay College Foundation, faculty member and former publisher and CEO of El Diario-La Prensa, who was recently appointed as New York's Secretary of State.

Presenters and attendees will include:

Soledad O'Brien, CNN anchor and chairman of Starfish Media Group
Maria Cuomo Cole, chairman of HELP USA
Hon. Cyrus Vance, Jr., District Attorney of New York County
Jules Kroll, chairman & founder of K2 Global Consulting, LLC; chairman of the John Jay College Foundation Board
Luis Miranda, founding partner of the MirRam Group, LLC; trustee of the John Jay College Foundation Board
Hon. Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York State
Jim McCann, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.com, trustee of the John Jay College Foundation Board
Glenn Martin, founder and president of JustLeadershipUSA
Arthur Mirante II, Principal and Tri-State President of Avison Young Real Estate, trustee of the John Jay College Foundation Board
Leonard Tow, founder and chair of the Tow Foundation

When: Monday, May 23

  • 6:00 PM - Reception
  • 7:00 PM - Dinner & Awards
  • 8:30 PM - Q & A with Soledad O'Brien and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Where: The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Ave and Central Park South, NYC

RSVP: Please RSVP at dvinas@jjay.cuny.edu by 2:00 PM on Monday, May 23rd.

Proceeds from the gala support scholarships and programs that help John Jay students achieve their academic and career goals in order to serve the public interest as engaged citizens and fierce advocates for justice. Previous honorees include Mariska Hargitay, award-winning actor of NBC's "Law and Order SVU"; Jim McCann, founder and CEO of 1-800-Flowers; Arthur Mirante II, Principal and Tri-State President of Avison Young Real Estate; General David Petraeus; the Ford Foundation, and Maria Cuomo Cole.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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