Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:30pm

On a dazzlingly sunny day on the California campus of Google, Major Gifts Officer Christina Broccoli ’98 (center), met with Anthony Sicuranza ’15 (right), a compensation analyst at Google, and Barry Williams, a Mercy benefactor. Both men grew up in Mount Vernon and now live in the San Francisco Bay area. Williams, who earned three degrees from Harvard and forged a successful career in management consulting, established the Ilza Williams Scholarship at Mercy for students planning a career in special education. Williams created the scholarship in honor of his mother, Ilza, who encouraged Williams’ boyhood friend to attend Mercy College. That friend happens to be Walter Anderson, ’72, HD ’89, a trustee emeritus at Mercy. “We thought it would be fun for Mr. Williams to meet one of our fantastic alumni—and their shared geographical connections made it even more enjoyable,” said Broccoli.