Mr. Bert Mitchell, Mr. Charles Dreifus, Ms. Lenore Briloff and Ms. Alice Ebenstein
This scholarship was created in honor of Mr. Briloff’s 90th birthday in 2007. Abe Briloff (’37), Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy emeritus at Baruch College, has been called “the most famous accountant in the world” and “the philosopher-king” of his profession. In the 1990’s, he was among the very first to sound the alarm over self-serving and corrupt practices that damaged the integrity of accountancy, helped spawn the Enron debacle, and led, ultimately, to the reforms of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. During his long and fruitful career, Professor Briloff has authored several books and countless articles in scholarly and professional journals. Abe Briloff has been a part of Baruch College since the 1930s when he was the prize pupil of the revered Emanuel Saxe during the Depression. Briloff received his BBA in 1937 and was appointed to the faculty full-time in 1944. He retired from Baruch’s Stan Ross Department of Accountancy in 1987, but continued to be very involved with the college. Charles R. Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73) is one of the very many students whose careers and values were shaped by their great teacher Abraham Briloff. In 1996, to honor his friend and mentor, Dreifus was instrumental in creating the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Business Ethics.
Scholarships associated with Mr. Bert Mitchell, Mr. Charles Dreifus, Ms. Lenore Briloff and Ms. Alice Ebenstein