A Major Gift from Helaine and Isaac Heller
POSTED ON: March 5, 2013
To: Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni of The Cooper Union
From: President Jamshed Bharucha
Date: March 5, 2013
Re: Important New Support for the Future of The Cooper Union
It is with the deepest gratitude that I announce a gift from Helaine and Isaac Heller (Eng. ’52) of $1 million to the Annual Fund of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. This unrestricted gift represents not only philanthropic leadership, but a vote of confidence in the future of The Cooper Union. I want to acknowledge the Office of Development, in particular Jeanne Lunin, Director of Development, for her tireless efforts.
Mr. Heller is the Chairman of Heller Industrial Parks, Inc., which he founded in 1966 and is now one of the nation’s largest privately held industrial park owners/developers.
The Hellers are often lauded for their outstanding contributions to child care, medical facilities and educational advancement. They created the John Kenney Child Care Center within Mr. Heller’s Edison Industrial Park in 1987; the Center is regarded as one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the nation. In recognition of his commitment to his community, Mr. Heller has received a Humanitarian Award from The National Conference of The State of New Jersey.
Paul Heller (ME’53), Isaac Heller’s brother, is also a generous Cooper Union donor.