Hempstead for Hofstra/Hofstra for Hempstead

47th Annual Hempstead for Hofstra/Hofstra for Hempstead Scholarship Fundraiser

Thursday, May 20, 2021; 6 p.m. EST
Virtual Event

Forty-seven years ago, a dedicated and caring group of volunteers met for the first time to raise scholarship funds to make it possible for deserving students from Hempstead High School to attend Hofstra University.

The Hempstead for Hofstra/Hofstra for Hempstead Committee awards scholarships and strengthens the bond between the Village of Hempstead and Hofstra University with the annual presentation of the prestigious Unispan Award. This award is presented to individuals whose professional or personal lives have enriched the Hempstead community. Organizations may also be chosen for service to their community.

The spirit of the founding members of the Hempstead for Hofstra/Hofstra for Hempstead Committee lives on as the current members volunteer their time and efforts to raise scholarship funds and continue their mission to build a strong bond between the Village of Hempstead and Hofstra University.


2021 Honorees

Rachel Harrison Blackburn

Chorale Music Director, Hempstead High School

Rev. Dr. Yvonne Collie-Pendleton

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Keith C. Eriksen

Chaplain, Hempstead Fire Department

K’sean L. Henderson

Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP

Robin Michelle Howard-Banks

Administrator of Planning Board, Village of Hempstead

Stuart Rabinowitz

President, Hofstra University

Raymond J. Raia

Camray, LLC

Carol Ransom

Former Member at Large, Girl Scouts of Nassau County

Dorian V. Segure

Teacher, Law Club Advisor, and Scoutmaster, ABGS Middle School