Pace Lubin



Michael Dezer

Through a generous grant from Pace Alumni Michael Dezer, BBA '68, the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) will fund six paid Fellows for the Fall and Spring semesters. Students hired for these selective positions will have an opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable experience working directly with Israeli start-up companies
  • Have unique exposure to company leadership and strategy
  • Be positioned to make significant contributions to the partner company's success
  • Be selected for a scholarship of $5000 to travel to Israel. 


A leading figure in real estate, Pace alumnus Michael Dezer ’68 is one of our most accomplished graduates. In 2013, Michael made a $1 million gift towards two distinct initiatives at Pace: the Entrepreneurship Program at the Lubin School of Business and the New York City Master Plan, giving back to Pace in the very areas where he has achieved great success.

A proud Israeli-American, his gift also reflects his desire to help the University foster a closer relationship with industrial and commercial leaders in the State of Israel, building upon the impressive strides Pace has already made in developing these relationships, including hosting a forum on technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Israel and organizing a speaker series for Lubin students featuring executives from top Israeli tech firms. These efforts will continue thanks to Michael’s support, as $250,000 of his $1 million investment will fund this work through the Entrepreneurship Program at Lubin.

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