Cornell Club of Washington

 

The Bondareff Award

About the Bondareff Award

The Bondareff Award was conceptualized by Howard Epstein '57 and modeled after similar awards given by other clubs to honor long and distinguished service. The award was named for Esther Schiff Bondareff ’37 and her late husband, Daniel Bondareff ’36 to honor their many years of service to the Club. The Cornell Club of Washington first presented it in 1984 to Bob McKinless '48.

2017 Bondareff Award Recipient

This year’s award recipient, Mrs. Diana Day ’56, has been a long and active supporter of the Cornell Club of Washington, especially in the crucial area of programming. She, with her late husband, Robert Day ’56, have long provided strong support for the programming team for our club. Diana has co-coordinated or supported a number of successful and Best Program award-winning programs, including educational luncheons, Anacostia watershed clean ups, local rowing events, Dragon Boat races, the Avalon Silent Film Tribute to Ed Berkowitz '56, and our very successful sesquicentennial Ezra Cornell in Washington tour. She gives of her time generously, not only to our club but to her class and other philanthropic causes.

Bondareff Award Recipients, 1984-2017

  • 2017 Diana Day '56
  • 2016 Knight Kiplinger '69
  • 2015 Eli Savada '72
  • 2014 Clint Brass '90
  • 2013 Steve Piekarec '74
  • 2012 Paul Coelus '80
  • 2011 Tomoko Morinaga '89
  • 2010 Janet Cornfeld '72
  • 2009 Dan Lavagna '98
  • 2008 Bill Newell '68
  • 2007 Robert (Bob) Day '56
  • 2006 Chuck Schilke '88
  • 2005 Judy Kopff '68
  • 2004 Jeff Goldstein '90
  • 2003 Carolyn DeWilde Casswell '90
  • 2002 Gil Keteltas '86
  • 2001 Linda Johnson '60
  • 2000 Grace Morgenstein ’65
  • 1999 Benson J. Simon, ’59, ’62
  • 1998 Lois Ullman Berkowitz ’59
  • 1997 Eliot Greenwald ’73
  • 1996 Dale S. Lazar ’74, ’77
  • 1995 John C. Rasmus ’63
  • 1994 Gladys Lunge Stifel ’58
  • 1993 Carol Benjamin Epstein ’61
  • 1992 Erik Landberg ’55
  • 1991 Adelbert (Pick) Mills ’36
  • 1990 Margaret (Peg) Tobin ’35
  • 1989 Matthias (Matt) P. Homan ’30
  • 1988 Edward C. Berkowitz ’56
  • 1987 Joseph Stregack ’63
  • 1986 Jerome C. Leonard ’34
  • 1985 Howard C. Epstein ’58
  • 1984 Robert F. (Bob) McKinless ’48
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