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Ms. Elaine Shapiro and Mr. Michael Lobel

Aaron Shapiro (’49, LHD [Hon.] ’89) was the founder of Shapiro Lobel, LLP, an advisory services and personal financial management firm that achieved international recognition for its representation of clients in the entertainment industry. Shapiro was a founding member of The Baruch College Fund (BCF), the fundraising arm of the College, and a former president of the BCF Board. He was a BCF Trustee from 1976 to 2002, when he became Trustee Emeritus. Over the years, the College bestowed upon him an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, an Alumni Achievement Award, and the President’s Medal, among other tributes. Shapiro was an accountant and an attorney who was best known for combining his professional life with his passion for Broadway and theater. His love for theatre also inspired the Joel Segall Great Works Reading Series, which he and his business partner, Michael Lobel, created and endowed. The program was named in honor of former Baruch College President Joel Segall, under whom Shapiro served as BCF president. The Great Works Reading Series introduces Baruch students to classical and contemporary theatrical masterworks and reaches over 3,200 students each year.
Scholarships associated with Ms. Elaine Shapiro and Mr. Michael Lobel
  • Aaron Shapiro Memorial Scholarship