Charter Day 2023


Quick Links: Charter Day Honoree | Sponsorships | Executive Dinner Committee | The PINNACLE Society | Accommodations

About Charter Day

Charter Day celebrates the University’s history and heritage by bringing together alumni, friends, and corporation and foundation partners. In addition to providing the University with the opportunity to honor its loyal and distinguished alumni, the event supports student scholarships. Over the course of more than 30 years, Charter Day has raised more than $12 million and has provided hundreds of students with assistance as they work toward their degrees.


Charter Day 2023 - SAVE THE DATE


Thursday, June 1, 2023
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus | Madison, NJ
Cocktail Reception: 7:00 p.m. | Award Ceremony & Reception: 8:30 p.m. | Entertainment: 9:00 p.m.
Black tie optional
Consider joining us at 5:00 p.m. for The PINNACLE Society Induction Ceremony



Meet Micheline Nader - Charter Day 2023 Honoree

nader_michelineMicheline Nader, BSN, MPH, DESS is a best-selling author, healthcare entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist dedicated to empowering people through conscious awareness and transformational leadership. She is the Founder and former CEO of Blue Dolphin Healthcare Group and is currently the President of Jesra Foundation, her family nonprofit dedicated to creating breakthroughs in health and education.

Micheline has extensive expertise in hospital administration, long-term care, and healthcare management. After a successful career in hospital administration, Micheline was interested in supporting the needs of seniors. Realizing they deserved a place to call home where they would receive optimal care, be supported by dedicated staff, and have an enriching and purposeful life, she founded the Blue Dolphin Healthcare Group, which grew to become a large chain of nursing homes and eventually was successfully acquired.

Mrs. Nader's professional life took another turn as she decided to contribute to empowering people through her writing in personal development and transformational leadership. She embarked on the journey of becoming a published author. 

In her first best-selling book, The Dolphin’s Dance: Discover Your True Self through a Powerful 5-Step Journey into Conscious Awareness, Micheline recounts her journey from loss to success — which she credits to the process of conscious awareness. She provides guidance to help others achieve long-lasting emotional wellness beyond any trauma. Through her transformative process, she helps individuals uncover limiting patterns of behavior and embrace their true selves.

Building from the groundbreaking ideas in The Dolphin’s Dance, Micheline’s  recent second best- selling book, LEAP Beyond Success, introduces a transformational system: LEAP—Lean, Execute, Align, and Program. Designed for leaders who want to accelerate their growth and impact, the book describes what lies beyond success, offering a wealth of knowledge for leaders ready to leverage their passions and master the arts of self-development and social impact.

In LEAP Beyond Success, this reflective, thought-provoking work gives the reader the tools to overcome the past, create a new future, and go beyond yourself to grow by leaps and bounds.

Micheline is a trustee of Fairleigh Dickinson University, chairs the Silberman College of Business Advisory Board and serves on other national boards.

Micheline holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of public health degree from the American University of Beirut, and a doctoral degree in healthcare management from Paris-Dauphine University.

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Consider being a Charter Day 2023 sponsor to be a leader in helping to transform the lives of students at FDU. Your generosity as a sponsor for Charter Day 2023 does, and will make an impact in the lives of so many students. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are avaialble.



We have reserved a block of rooms near FDU's Florham Campus at The Madison Hotel for this event. To take advantage of this group rate, please visit The Madison Hotel online, click on the link for "Use Group/Corporate Code" and enter FDUCDG23. You may also book your room(s) by calling The Madison Hotel at (973) 285-1800 (Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.). Please be sure to mention the Group Attendee Code: FDUCDG23.

In addition to The Madison Hotel, you may refer to our campus travel partners for a list of other hotels near the Florham campus.


For additional information or questions, please email Jen Herr-Gil in the Office of University Advancement or call (201) 692-7011.

Executive Dinner Committee

Special thanks to our volunteers, alumni, friends and campus community members, who are making Charter Day 2023 a success!