On February 25, 2013, New York Law School will hold its annual gala at Capitale in New York City. The 2012 Gala will include a cocktail reception and silent auction, with a dinner and awards presentation following. School officials will present the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service, as well as three Groundbreaker Awards. Each of the Groundbreaker Awards represents one of New York Law School’s three core values: To Advance Justice for a Diverse Society, To Foster Integrity and Professionalism, and To Embrace Innovation. Every year, the school chooses three different alumni embodying each of these goals.
At the 2012 Gala, Hon. Ernst H. Rosenberger of the class of 1958 and Gerald C. Crotty of the class of 1976 will receive the first two Groundbreaker Awards. The Embrace Innovation Award will be presented to Cynthia Rosicki, one of the founding principals of Rosicki Rosicki & Associates. Shortly after graduating from New York Law School in 1986, this accomplished legal professional and dedicated philanthropist co-founded her own mortgage banking law firm. Presently, Rosicki Rosicki & Associates operates three offices in New York.