Memorial Skating Party

The first annual Brian P. Gottlieb ’88 Memorial Skating Party was held at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink in New York City on Jan. 23, and raised $310,000 to support a Wesleyan scholarship.


Well over 300 alumni and friends came to skate, socialize, and celebrate the life of Brian Gottlieb ’88 with his wife, Bethel ’90, and their children David, Alexandra, Caroline, and Andrew. Wesleyan Men’s Hockey coaches and players were on hand to instruct the novice skaters and connect with the hockey alumni.


Brian died in December of 2009. He was a stellar athlete, a leader in the community and a devoted friend to many at Wesleyan. Upon graduating from Wesleyan, Brian pursued a career in investment banking at Kidder Peabody, Salomon Smith Barney, JPMorgan Chase, and most recently was managing director and head of Healthcare Services at Credit Suisse in New York. A goalie for the Wesleyan Cardinals under coach Duke Snyder, he participated in the 1987 Little Three Championship.


The Brian P. Gottlieb ’88 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund will be granted to a Wesleyan student who best embodies the spirit and attributes of Brian and will afford this student the many opportunities that Brian had during his years at Wesleyan.


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