Cornell University

Groat and Alpern Awards

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Bonnie Weinstock
Bonnie Siber Weinstock '75
Labor and Employment Arbitrator
Groat Award Winner
Doug Braunstein
Doug Braunstein '83
JP Morgan, Head of Investment Banking
Alpern Award Winner

ILR's  2009 celebration of the School and its network of dedicated alumni and
friends -- the Groat Alpern Celebration -- took place on March 26 at the  Pierre in NYC.
Guests numbered over 350 this year for  ILR's biggest annual alumni event. The new event and awards presentation format--reception buffet style-- was conducive to the informal conversation that is hallmark of the ILR network in action. The 2009 honorees, recognized for their contributions to the world of work and their dedication to the School, included Doug Braunstein '83, head of JPMorgan's Investment Banking division, and Bonnie Siber Weinstock '75, a labor and employment arbitrator and mediator.

As in previous years, the School debuted a new informational video which  played in a continuous loop during the event. It features interviews with the dean, students, faculty and alumni on the ILR School today. You can watch the video here.

We congratulate our awardees and thank the selection committees. We extend thanks to all of our guests and especially thank our donors and sponsors for making the event possible.

Event Highlights

  • Videos


    This year ILR's new in-house multimedia production group produced a video during the celebration.  Watch the award winners give their speeches and listen to alums reflect on the ILR legacy.

  • Celebration 2009 program


    View pictures of ILR friends and guests who attended. See who really had a good time. See the smiling faces of our honored awardees, friends and families.

  • Sponsors


    Join us in thanking those who helped make Celebration 2009 possible. With the generosity of their support, we were able to bring over 30 students and over 80 recent alumni to celebrate the ILR School and our awardees.