July 29, 2013 - Front Section
Daniel Rose, a prominent philanthropist and chairman of Rose Associates, Inc., one of New York's oldest real estate firms, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in appreciation of his energetic devotion to the university and support for Israel. He received the honor on June 10th during the Technion International Board of Governors (BOG) meeting in Haifa.
The citation announcing the award reads: "In recognition of your lifelong dedication to the Technion and Israel; in admiration for the vision and creativity that marks your support; and with gratitude for inspiring others to join our ranks through personal example."
Accepting the award Rose said, "Creativity and innovation have become the hallmarks of the Technion. ...That New York City has chosen the Technion and Cornell to develop a world-class center of technology and science says everything that is to be said of the Technion of today."
Rose first visited the Haifa campus in 1949 as a teenager with his late uncle David, who was one of the earliest presidents of the ATS and the namesake of the Technion campus main thoroughfare.
Most recently, Mr. Rose and his wife Joanna provided the first gift to the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (JTCII). The Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Fund for the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute, has supported a series of professional workshops aimed at sharing research ideas for JTCII's three innovative teaching "hubs" in Connective Media, Healthier Life and the Built Environment, among other initiatives.
Rose is an honorary life member of the Technion's International Board of Governors, and is a Technion Guardian â€” a designation reserved for those whose support has reached the highest level. He also is a steadfast Zionist, who sat at the Eichmann trial in 1962 and visited Israel after the wars in 1967 and 1973. Consequently, he founded the Daniel Rose Fund For The Technion-Yale Initiative In Homeland Security And Counterterrorism, in response to a British academic boycott of Israeli universities. Mr. Rose is a Yale alumnus (class of 1951).
Together with his brothers, Elihu and the late Frederick, he sponsored many transformative projects on the Technion campus including the David Rose Research Center for Physics of Quantum Structures. In addition to the Technion, Mr. Rose supports a number of other educational and civic causes (see background below).
Rose's career spans a broad range of professional, civic and non-profit activities. He serves as a director of more than 20 Dreyfus-sponsored mutual funds and was a director of the U.S. Trust Corporation and a trustee of Corporate Property Investors. He also teaches, lectures and writes.
Rose has received many notable real estate industry awards, as well as the City of New York Mayor's Award of Honor for Arts and Culture, the Racial Harmony Award from the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding; and Harvardis W.E.B. Dubois Award. He was appointed vice chairman of the Baltic-American Enterprise Fund by President Bill Clinton, founded the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, the Forum for Urban Design, and has served on the boards of the New York State Council for the Humanities, the Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Publication Society, and as chair of the Jewish Community Centers Association. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Associate Fellow of Pierson College, Yale University.