Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goldhammer
Henry started college at CCNY and transferred to what was then the “downtown” campus in 1962— today’s Baruch College. He graduated in 1964 with a BBA in accounting and got a job with Benjamin Nadel & Co., a local CPA firm in mid-town Manhattan. He continued his studies in the MBA program at the college and had a fellowship in the Accounting Department. When he completed the MBA courses, he joined S.D. Leidesdorf & Co., a large CPA firm based in New York. In 1969, shortly after passing the CPA exam, he was drafted and spent two years in the Army. When he was discharged, he joined the Atlanta office of Arthur Andersen & Co. In 1973, he became the corporate controller for a resort company in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He spent 25 years with this company, later becoming the director of human resources and the director of operations. He subsequently worked for two other businesses in the Tampa Bay area and in 2004, he “semi-retired” and is now a teacher assistant at Clearwater High School. Gerry earned her BS in education at Long Island University in 1966. She taught at P.S. 28 at 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan until Henry was drafted. While Henry was stationed in Savannah, Georgia, she taught in the Savannah public school system and later was a substitute teacher in the De Kalb County (Atlanta area) public schools. She currently teaches 6th grade geography at Tarpon Springs Middle School. Henry and Gerry both consider Henry’s free education at Baruch to be an important factor in the good life they have enjoyed together. They are very pleased and proud to be able to contribute toward the continued role that Baruch plays in preparing outstanding students for their own careers in business, education, public service or whatever will provide them the good life.
Scholarships associated with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goldhammer