American Express Chairman and CEO Stephen J. Squeri has made a $10 million donation to his alma mater, Manhattan College. The gift has helped the college’s Invest in the Vision capital campaign surpass its $165 million goal five years ahead of schedule.
The gift, the second largest in school history, will enhance the college’s facilities and infrastructure. The campus building housing Smith Auditorium and the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers will be named Squeri Hall to honor his family’s longstanding generosity to Manhattan College. The family ties began with his father, Joseph Squeri ‘54, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Manhattan College.
Stephen Squeri said, “My hope is that this gift, in honor of my father and my family, will help the students and faculty of Manhattan College continue to develop intellectually and spiritually, live with purpose and achieve their full potential.”