Past Groat and Alpern Awardees

Each year hundreds of ILR Alumni and friends gather together to celebrate the School and to honor our Groat and Alpern Award winners. The Groat & Alpern Celebration is the ILR alumni event of the year. We look forward to seeing you at our next Celebration.

2015 Groat and Alpern Celebration

When: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Where: Pierre Hotel, 5th Avenue at 61st Street, New York City

Sara Horowitz '84

Judge William B. Groat Award

Sara  J. Horowitz

As founder and Executive Director of Freelancers Union, Sara Horowitz has been helping the new workforce build solutions together for nearly two decades.

A MacArthur Foundation "Genius" fellow and Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve of New York, Sara is a leading voice for the emerging economy. Today, 42 million Americans are independent workers – about one-third of the entire workforce.

With a membership of more than 250,000 nationwide, Freelancers Union is building a new form of unionism through creative, cooperative, market-based solutions to today's social challenges.

Beth C. Florin '85

Jerome Alpern Award

Beth C. Florin

Ms. Florin was a co-founder of Executive Alliance, a technology industry compensation consultancy that was acquired by Pearl Meyer & Partners (at that time known as Clark Consulting) in 2001. Prior to that, Ms. Florin was a Senior Human Resource Consultant with William M. Mercer, Incorporated's High Tech Compensation Practice and held human resource positions at Data General Corporation.

Ms. Florin currently serves as a Vice President on the ILR Alumni Association Board where she leads the membership committee; she is a member of the ILR Dean's Advisory Council; and she also participates on the Cornell University Council.