The Feldmans Meet with Fordham Univeristy’s President McShane

Thursday, January 28th, 2010


Fordham University President Joseph M. McShane, Joel Feldman, Justine Franklin and Dianne Anderson (seated)

Fordham University’s annual Philadelphia area alumni reception was held on January 27, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton in Philadephia. University President Joseph M. McShane, S.J. and  Fordham’s Director of Major Gifts, Justine Franklin, met in advance with Casey’s parents, Joel D. Feldman and Dianne  L. Anderson. Father McShane spoke about Casey, whom he knew personally and discussed the scholarship established at Fordham in Casey’s memory.  It is anticipated that an annual luncheon will be held for the scholarship recipents and their families which will include the Feldmans and professors who knew Casey. The recipients will have the opportunity to speak about their internship experiences funded by the scholarship and all will  be able to include  their memories and thoughts of Casey. The annual lucheon will include all former scholarship recipients as alumni,  thus enabling all to remain connected with the University and Casey’s spirit  in the years ahead.

According to Father McShane, ” Casey was a remarkable young woman….She was a restless, creative star who was always in motion, always spending herself to bring life and joy to all who were lucky enough to have her in their lives. At Fordham, she was the center of a series of loving and loyal communities, all of which benefitted from her generosoty of spirit and her great energy. Therefore, her death has left a void at the very heart of the University. At the same time, however,…she continues to be a very real (and quite vibrant) presence in our community….[S]he taught others how to love, how to write, how to see the world in new and exciting ways, and how to be a true “woman for others”. Therefore, she continues to inspire the members of the entire Fordham community….Casey’s influence was (and remains) so powerful in the life of the University….”