Alexandra Korry Scholarship

The Alexandra Korry Scholarship, established in 2020, will be awarded annually to a promising student who shows interest in pursuing a career in law, social justice, public service, or a related field. The scholarship will include a stipend towards college expenses and, if applicable, law school or graduate school, as well as mentorship by the Korry Scholarship Committee, comprised of prominent lawyers and judges.

The Scholarship was established by HEAF to honor the extraordinary legacy of Alexandra Davern Korry, a trailblazing lawyer, educator, and civil rights champion, who chaired HEAF’s Board of Directors during some of its formative years. Alexandra left an indelible mark on HEAF, helping to energize the organization, sharpen its programs and vision, and broaden its reach. For many years, Alexandra also taught an introductory law class to HEAF students, and led our legal mentorship efforts, among her many other philanthropic and educational endeavors. Alexandra was a top partner at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell for many years, and one of the leading M&A lawyers in the United States. She was among the first women senior partners of a major Wall Street firm and worked tirelessly to break barriers and create opportunities for women and other under-represented groups. In a tribute to Alexandra, the United States Commission on Civil Rights, whose New York Advisory Committee she chaired, noted her outsized impact in advancing civil rights, including helping to end solitary confinement of youth in New York and working on police accountability and educational equity.

The Scholarship will be administered by the Korry Scholarship Committee, which will select one or more recipients each year and determine their awards. The goal of the Scholarship is to build on Alexandra’s legacy of excellence and public service and to inspire the next generation of leaders with her passion for social justice and education.

Contributions to the Scholarship can be made at heaf.org under Donations.  Please select Alexandra Korry Scholarship when filling out the donation form ALEXANDRA KORRY SCHOLARSHIP.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Tracy High
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Robert Katzmann
Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Karen Kelly
Founder, KESK LLC

Jonathan Knipe
EVP, General Counsel & Secretary, Silverstein Properties

John Lynch
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ken Myers
Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Robin Panovka
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Evelyn Perez-Albino
Director, Employment & Labor, JetBlue Airways

Danielle Rose
Partner, Kobre & Kim LLP

Michael Winograd
Partner, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP

Sheena Wright
President and CEO, United Way of New York