Honoring Bob Delaney

Bob Delaney
Robert V. Delaney

Bob Delaney was a champion of Comprehensive Youth Development’s young people for its entire 25 year history. His passion for the power of higher education propelled him to create the first College Office at Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School. Bob worked tirelessly to support the dreams of young men and women who wanted a chance to succeed in higher education – whether by picking up the phone to persuade admissions and financial aid officers to take a chance, or founding the Robert and Marie Delaney Scholarship Fund to provide scholarship aid to students attending CUNY and SUNY colleges.

Bob served was one of the founders of CYD. He served on the Board of Directors for ten years and was an active member of the Board of Advisors since 2007. Bob’s enthusiasm for CYD engaged his family. His daughter-in-law Pam Craig is now on the Board of Advisors, after serving as Board Chair. Bob partnered with his grandsons to create a college coaching program to help students broaden their college aspirations and explore four-year and private colleges. Bob had a long and distinguished career at Brooklyn Union Gas, retiring as Group Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer in 1991. He was a graduate of Fordham and Harvard’s Advanced Management Program and served as a captain in the US Army.

Most importantly, Bob Delaney was a guiding light to students, staff, and board colleagues – an example of how to live a good life and make an indelible impact in the world. Those who would like to remember Bob are invited to support the Robert and Marie Delaney Scholarship Fund here.