Shenker Cornell Scholarship

Shenker Russo & Clark launches effort to create the Cynthia D. Shenker Scholarship at Cornell University in memory of founding Partner Cindy Shenker

Cindy ShenkerShenker Russo & Clark LLP announced plans today to raise support for a scholarship fund through Cornell University in memory of the firm’s founder Cindy Shenker who unexpectedly passed away in March of 2018. The Cynthia D. Shenker Scholarship will grant support to an undergraduate student with financial need in the ILR School at Cornell University. The scholarship will be awarded beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year with contributions from the firm, colleagues of Cindy and numerous other friends, family and clients.

“It’s truly an honor to recognize Cindy in this fashion,” said Theresa Russo, CEO and Co-Managing Partner. “Creating opportunities for young women and men to receive an excellent education and a strong professional future was important to Cindy and all of us at the firm.”

Cindy was inspired to create Shenker Russo & Clark in Albany, New York with Theresa Russo & Douglas Clark in 2015 and under their leadership, Shenker Russo & Clark has grown to a staff of nearly twenty professionals. Additional accomplishments include a recognition as one of the Best Places to Work by the Albany Business Review; a New York State certified woman owned business, as well as numerous other staff awards for community service and a commitment to diversity. She was recognized by the Albany County Legislature as a “Trailblazing Woman who has shown an outstanding commitment to our community and changed our history”; a Woman of Distinction Award presented by the NYS Assembly “for making a difference, showing leadership and continuing to inspire all.”; and by City and State’s Albany Power 100 in 2015 & 2016.

Doug Clark, Co-Managing Partner added, “We want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to serve the public and legal profession, so this seemed like a great acknowledgement of Cindy’s commitment to a life of service, driven by strong values and ethics.”

“We are proud to establish this scholarship in memory of Cindy,” said Charles J. Kruzansky, Associate Vice President for Government Relations for Cornell University. “This is a wonderful connection to a place that meant so much to her.”

Join Us at a Tribute Event

Shenker Russo & Clark will be hosting an event on May 9, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at their office to raise funds for the Scholarship. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Mazzone catering will be served. RSVP for the event online. You may also donate:

Online: Donate Now
Donors can choose “Other” from the list of designations and write in “Cynthia Shenker Scholarship Fund”

By Phone: 800.279.3099

By Mail: Send checks payable to “Cornell University” to Cornell University; Box 37334; Boone, IA 50037-0334. (In a note or the check’s memo line, include “Cynthia Shenker Scholarship Fund”)