Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Marsh & McLennan, Tow Foundation Honored Alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda
John Jay College of Criminal Justice will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, and 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient, as part of its Educating for Justice Gala on Monday, May 23. In addition, Peter J. Beshar, Vice President and General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan and member of the John Jay College Foundation's Board of Trustees, will be honored for his service to the College, along with the Tow Foundation for its work on juvenile and criminal justice reform. The event will take place at 6:00 PM at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
"Miranda's passion for the arts as an instrument of social justice, Beshar's advocacy on behalf of veterans and leadership on the challenges of cybercrime and the Tow Foundation's contributions to youth justice, journalism and education serve as an inspiration to us all," said Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College. "We are delighted to honor these fierce advocates for justice." . .
The Tow Foundation's support of innovative programs and system reform in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice have benefited countless of underserved individuals. John Jay has also benefited through Tow's generous funding of the College's Tow Advocacy Research Fellowship Initiative and support of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice's Juvenile Justice Symposium. . .