Arlene Gordon, AM '46

1988 Recipient of the Edith Abbott Award

Past Award Winners

Arlene GordonArlene R. Gordon, for whom the Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute is named, started at Lighthouse International as a Senior Social Worker in 1965 and retired in 1990 after serving as Associate Executive Director in differing leadership roles for seventeen years. Ms. Gordon has served on the Lighthouse international Board since 1992 and served on the Board of Directors until 2000 and was then re-elected in 2001 after a one-year hiatus.

Ms Gordon graduated from Hunter College and received a M.A. from the University Of Chicago School Of Social Service Administration. She co-authored "Accounting: A Social Institution, A Unified Theory for the Measurement of the Profit and Non-Profit Sectors", published in 1992.

Alumni SPIF
Jeff Simms

Jeff Simms, AM '12

"I chose to study social work, and especially policy, because I believe working at that level is where one can truly affect some of the wider causes of poverty and homelessness."

Eddie Bocanegra

Eddie Bocanegra, AM '15

“I have built upon my life experience to establish a professional career in working with victims and perpetrators of violence … I want to instill hope, providing inspiration, optimism, and especially solutions.”