In Memoriam: Ernest (“Ernie”) Rubenstein



August 8, 2023 | Advancement, President's Office

The Guttman community extends it condolences to the Rubenstein family for the loss of Mr. Ernest (“Ernie”) Rubenstein. Mr. Rubenstein was a champion of Guttman Community College for many years and was very instrumental in the $15M gift that created the college. He was a strong believer in the power of education and an advocate for first-generation students, and we are forever changed from the seeds that he has planted in our community.

(L-R) Ernie Rubenstein signs the Guttman Student Success and Engagement Fund (endowment) agreement alongside former Executive Director of the Guttman Foundation Elizabeth Olofson, former CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, CUNY Executive Council Frederick P. Schaffer, CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Alexandra W. Logue, and inaugural Guttman President Scott E. Evenbeck.