June 3, 2019
Baruch College awarded BLB&G’s senior founding partner Max Berger (a proud alumnus and President of the Baruch College Fund) the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the College’s 2019 Commencement ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The degree is the highest honor Baruch College confers upon an individual for non-academic achievement.
BLB&G is extraordinarily proud of Mr. Berger and his remarkable life and career, which Baruch championed in its media announcement, partially excerpted here:
“Berger’s commitment and passion for Baruch College and its students have not waned over the five decades."
"Since 2003, he has served on the Baruch College Fund Board of Trustees, and became its President in 2015. For the following two years, he led a dedicated scholarship campaign – the first ever in CUNY – that raised a record-setting $21 million, more than $6 million over the fundraising goal."
"Berger, who received his Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia University Law School, established the Max Berger Pre-Law Program at Baruch College, which assists high-potential Baruch College students to gain admission to the nation's top law schools.”
In 2018, Mr. Berger delivered the Commencement Address to Baruch College’s graduating class. Excerpts from that speech can be seen on the College’s 50th anniversary video available below.