Grants and Philanthropy
Edward Fox Donates $5 Million to NYU College of Dentistry to Establish the Herman Robert Fox Deanship

From left: Former Interim Dean
Richard Vogel, Mrs. Ruth Fox, and
Mr. Edward Fox.

A $5 million gift from Edward Fox has created the Herman Robert Fox Deanship at the NYU College of Dentistry in memory of Mr. Fox’s father, Dr. Herman Robert Fox, Class of 1926. This is only the second endowed deanship at a dental school in the United States.

“This magnificent gift comes at a propitious moment,” said Dr. Richard I. Vogel, former Interim Dean of the College. “In addition to paying tribute to his father’s memory in an especially meaningful way, Mr. Fox’s gift testifies to his confidence in the College’s ability to build on the major accomplishments sustained over the past several years and in the College’s future under the leadership of Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, who became the Herman Robert Fox Dean on September 1. This gift will accelerate NYUCD’s momentum toward becoming the dental institution with the greatest impact globally on the health of society. We thank Mr. Fox for his tremendous generosity.”

Edward Fox received an MBA degree from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He was formerly Dean of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Chairman of SLM Corp (Sallie Mae), the Student Loan Marketing Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the American Ballet Theatre.

“I have been uniformly impressed with the progress and quality of NYUCD in recent years,” said Mr. Fox, “and I’m excited by its prospects for the future. When I made the decision to honor my father’s memory, and spoke to my mother about her wishes, we agreed that it was altogether appropriate that my father’s name be linked with his alma mater. It is our hope that this gift will provide the resources to enable NYUCD to become extraordinary.”