Mr. Silverman, chairman, CEO and president of Cendant Corporation, made
a $15 million commitment to Penn Law School in 1998. Eight million dollars
financed a major restoration and renovation of the Law School’s
original building, now known as Silverman Hall. Another $2 million established
the Silverman Professorship, and $5 million will now fund a scholarship
Mr. Silverman, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law
School in 1964, is a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and its
healthcare affiliate Penn Medicine. He is also a Commissioner of the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey and a member of JP Morgan’s
National Advisory Board. In addition, he is a trustee of New York University
and its School of Medicine and Medical Center, and a director of the NYU
Child Study Center.
Dr. Judith Rodin
In 1998, Mr. Silverman received the American Heritage Award from the
Anti-Defamation League for lifetime achievement in fighting discrimination.
He has been honored twice for his efforts to promote diversity in the
workplace: in 2001 by the Jackie Robinson Foundation and in 2003 by the
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.