Phoebe Boyer was named president and chief executive officer of The Children’s Aid Society, an independent nonprofit established to serve the children of New York City. A trustee and parent of Phoebe “Izzy” Snyder ’19 and Jacob Snyder ’15, Boyer is the first woman to hold those positions for the organization, which was founded in 1843 and is today one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s most needy children. Previously, Boyer had been the executive director of the Robertson Foundation, a $1 billion family foundation created by Julian H. Robertson Jr. and his family that takes a targeted approach to supporting critical national issues, including education reform. She also served for 12 years as the executive director of the Tiger Foundation, also founded by Julian Robertson, with a mission to break the cycle of poverty in New York City. During her tenure there, she raised more than $200 million to support the foundation’s work in the areas of education, youth development, job training, and social services.
To learn more about Boyer’s appointment and The Children’s Aid Society, visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.
John Hajjar, M.D., was honored with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for New Jersey. The D-E Board of Trustees president and benefactor of the new Hajjar STEM Center received the award in recognition of his entrepreneurial excellence in the category of Health Systems.
A Diplomat of the American Board of Urology with nearly 25 years of practice experience, Hajjar is the chief executive officer of Sovereign Medical Group. In addition to caring for patients with a wide range of urology conditions, he has also dedicated much of his time to advancing the accessibility of effective medical care in the New Jersey area. He is the founder and chairman of Surgem, a company that manages surgery centers, and serves as medical director of SurgiCare Surgical Associations in Fair Lawn. He also founded and remains actively involved with two medical technology companies that aim to improve many practices within the healthcare industry.
In his acceptance speech, Hajjar thanked not only his colleagues but also his wife, Sharon, and sons Marc ’07, Brian ’11, and Michael ’11 for their support.
To learn more and to view the Sovereign Medical Group’s news release about this award, visit www.sovereignmedicalgroup.com. To learn more about the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 program, visit www.ey.com.