Diane Belfer is a patron of Carnegie Hall, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. She serves on the boards of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Board of Overseers, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the American Friends of Hebrew University, the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Yeshiva University. Belfer also holds honorary degrees from Bar-Ilan University and Yeshiva University. She is a member of the American Friends of the Israel Museum (National Committee).
Arthur L. Carter
President, Utilities & Industries Management Corporation
Arthur L. Carter, through his private equity holding company, Utilities & Industries Corporation, has owned and operated more than 100 industrial companies. He continues to own and operate a manufacturing company that makes precision springs, with factories in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, and China. Carter served three years in the U.S. Coast Guard and was honorably discharged in 1956. In 1981 he started his first newspaper, the Litchfield County Times, and six years later he founded the New York Observer. Carter is also a sculptor and has been a featured solo artist at many galleries. He has held adjunct professorships in philosophy and journalism at NYU and is currently a member of the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science Board of Overseers.
John J. Creedon
Stern '52, Law '55, '62
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
John J. Creedon is the retired president and CEO of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife). He served for nearly three years in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. Having first joined MetLife in the mail department in 1942, Creedon became general counsel in 1973, executive vice president in 1978, and president and CEO in 1983. He is a life trustee of both the NYU Board of Trustees and the NYU School of Law Foundation Board of Trustees.
Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, C.V. Starr and Co., Inc.
Maurice R. Greenberg is chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc., a global insurance and investment organization. He is also chairman of the Starr Foundation. He serves on the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University, as honorary vice chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and as vice chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He is the past chairman and director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, the International Advisory Council of the China Development Research Foundation, the China Development Bank, and numerous other distinguished boards and academies.
Arts '48, Stern '58
President, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.
Henry Kaufman is president of Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc., a firm established in 1988, specializing in economic and financial consulting. He is chairman emeritus and a current member of the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Overseers. He is chairman emeritus and a member of the Institute of International Education Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Governors of Tel-Aviv University, a fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, former treasurer of the Economic Club of New York, honorary trustee and former president of the Animal Medical Center, and life trustee at the Jewish Museum.
Helen L. Kimmel
Helen L. Kimmel has been an extraordinarily generous benefactor to NYU and NYU Langone Health for many years. In addition to being a life trustee of NYU, she is a member of the NYU Langone Health Board of Overseers.
Richard Jay Kogan
President, The KOGAN Group, LLC
Richard Jay Kogan is the retired CEO of Schering-Plough Corporation (now Merck), a Fortune 500 international pharmaceutical and consumer products company. He is currently the president of The KOGAN Group, LLC, which provides advice and counsel to CEOs of for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. He is chairman emeritus of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees, a trustee of RWJ Barnabas Health, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served for many years on the boards of the Colgate-Palmolive Company and the Bank of New York Mellon.
Kenneth G. Langone
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Invemed Associates, LLC
Kenneth G. Langone is the founder and CEO of Invemed Associates LLC, a New York Stock Exchange member firm. He is chair of the NYU Langone Health Board of Trustees and vice chair of the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Overseers. He serves on the boards of Center for Strategic and International Studies, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Ronald McDonald House of NY, Horatio Alger Society Foundation, and the Harlem Children’s Zone and its charter school, the Promise Academy. He was previously a member of the Bucknell University Board of Trustees.
Thomas S. Murphy
Retired Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.
Thomas S. Murphy retired as chair and CEO of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. in 1996. He built Capital Cities/ABC into a multibillion dollar international media conglomerate and distinguished himself as a responsible corporate citizen by emphasizing public service. Murphy is a member of the NYU Langone Health Board of Trustees and is chair emeritus of the Save the Children Board of Trustees.
Herbert M. Paul
Stern '56, Law '61 (LLM)
Managing Partner, Herbert Paul, P.C.
Herbert M. Paul is an attorney and a certified public accountant. He is the managing partner of Herbert Paul, P.C., a law firm specializing in business, tax, and estate matters. Previously, he was a senior partner at Touche Ross & Co., an international accounting firm which was the predecessor to Deloitte & Touche. Paul has been a trustee of NYU, president of the NYU Alumni Association, and a professor at NYU, as well as a member and chair of various professional organizations.
E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
Vice Chairman, J.P. Morgan
E. John Rosenwald, Jr. is vice chairman of J.P.Morgan. Prior to J.P.Morgan, he was vice chairman and co-president of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Rosenwald serves on the board of the following nonprofit organizations: trustee emeritus at Brandeis University; life trustee at Central Park Conservancy; chairman emeritus at Dartmouth College; advisory trustee at the Environmental Defense Fund; vice chairman emeritus, executive committee member, and chairman emeritus of the Fund for the Met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; trustee emeritus at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse; trustee emeritus at the National Organization on Disability; board member at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center; chair emeritus at NYU Langone Health; and trustee emeritus at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
William C. Rudin
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman, Rudin Management Company, Inc.
As CEO and co-chairman of Rudin Management Company, William C. Rudin oversees the company’s entire real estate portfolio of 16 office towers comprising more than 10 million square feet, 18 luxury apartment buildings, and a world-class residential development project. Under his leadership the integration of technology and environmental design are hallmarks of Rudin’s development philosophy. Rudin is the current chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York and former chairman of the Real Estate Roundtable. He is also chairman of the Battery Conservancy and a board member of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), the Partnership for New York City, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Economic Club of New York, and the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York City Marathon Committee.
SSSW '78, '79
Victory Ventures Inc.
Constance Silver is a teacher, a therapist, an artist, and a philanthropist. She is a member of the NYU Silver School of Social Work Dean’s Council and has served as a lecturer at NYU for many years. Her artwork can be found in private and corporate collections. Her 10-foot tall sculpture, Whoopie, is displayed on the Florida International University campus in the courtyard of the School of Architecture.
Joel E. Smilow
Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Dinex Group, LLC
Joel Smilow is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Dinex Group headed by Chef Daniel Boulud. He is a director emeritus of the New York Philharmonic and the Eisenhower Medical Center Inc. in Rancho Mirage, California. He is also a member of the NYU Langone Health Board of Overseers. Prior to his retirement he was CEO of Playtex Products, Inc.
Sheldon H. Solow
President, Solow Building Company
Sheldon H. Solow is president of Solow Building Company based in New York City. He is chair emeritus of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts Board, having served as chair from 1993-2003. He contributed two floors at 3 East 78th Street, adjacent to the Institute, to be used as a library and educational purposes. Over the years, the Sheldon H. Solow Foundation and the Solow Art and Architecture Foundation have given to a number of philanthropic initiatives, including programs in arts, education, architecture, and libraries. Solow’s civic affiliations include the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the Real Estate Board of New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Israel Institute of Technology, and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Greater New York, among others.
Joseph S. Steinberg
Chairman, Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
Joseph S. Steinberg is chairman of Jefferies Financial Group Inc., a global investment banking firm. He is also chairman and a director of HomeFed Corporation and a director of Spectrum Brands, Inc. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Steinberg serves on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Board of Overseers. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Ann’s Warehouse located in Brooklyn Bridge Park and is a member of the National Film Preserve and its Board of Governors, presenter of the Telluride Film Festival. He is also on the Board of Directors of New York City Center. Steinberg served with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1966 to 1968.
Judy Steinhardt is chair emerita of the Board of Trustees of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, as well as co-chair of the Board of Directors of American Friends of the Israel Museum. She serves on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Board and Christie’s Advisory Board. She is a member of the visiting committees of Greek and Roman and the Ancient Near East at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michael H. Steinhardt
Managing Member, Steinhardt Management, Inc.
Michael H. Steinhardt is a legendary money manager turned philanthropist dedicated to creating a renaissance in American Jewish life as well as to expanding educational opportunities for all students. In 1995 he closed his hedge fund company, Steinhardt Partners L.P., to devote his time and fortune to these and other causes. He was the co-founder of Birthright Israel as well as OneTable. In addition, he supports the development of Hebrew Language Charter Schools, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, the New York Botanical Garden, the School of Hebrew at Middlebury College, and The Israel Museum.
Trustee, The Leon Levy Foundation
Shelby White is the founding trustee of the Leon Levy Foundation, which supports organizations in the arts and humanities, nature and gardens, neuroscience research, human rights, and Jewish culture. An author, collector, and philanthropist, she serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for Advanced Study, the New York Botanical Garden, Bard Graduate Center, American Friends of the Cycladic Art Foundation, and the Writers Room. She is chair of the American Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority. White has taught seminar courses on philanthropy at NYU and museum studies at City College of New York and written articles about both philanthropy and investing.
William D. Zabel
Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
William D. Zabel is a founding partner of the law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York City, Washington, D.C. and London. He practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, charitable foundations, income- and gift-tax planning, estate administration, and family law. Zabel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and the American Bar Foundation, and an academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Zabel is active in the cause of human rights, serving on the boards of Human Rights First (co-chair), the Sakharov Archives at Brandeis University, and as legal advisor to the Soros network of foundations around the world. Zabel also serves on the boards of The New School, the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, the JPB Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. He is chairman of the Planning Giving Advisory Committee of Princeton University.
Treasurer, SCORE NYC
Bruce Berger is a certified business mentor with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Previously, he was founder and president of Sutton Group Services Inc., which provides system-based consulting to clients with planning, designing, developing, and implementing services. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Berger is an active NYU alumnus, having served as president of the Commerce (now Stern School of Business) Alumni Association, chair of the Alumni Council, and co-chair of the NYU Alumni Association Fundraising Committee.
Stern '60, Law '63
Chairman, Real Estate Department, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Leonard Boxer is the chairman of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP’s real estate practice and a member of the firm’s Senior Executive Committee. His extensive practice covers a full range of commercial and residential real estate matters, including zoning, land use, governmental regulations, financing, ownership structures, cooperatives and condominiums, real property taxation and exemptions. Boxer serves as counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York. Beyond his practice, he is the chairman of the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) and the Children’s Hearing Institute for hearing impaired children. He is a life trustee of the NYU School of Law Foundation Board.
Jane Eisner Bram
WSC '58, SSSW '79, '00
Jane Eisner Bram is a clinical social worker with a private practice treating individuals and groups in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She received her PhD in 2000. In addition to her role as a trustee associate of NYU, she is the chair of the NYU Silver School of Social Work Dean’s Council. She also serves on the board of the Joseph Eisner Camp for reformed Judaism, which is named for her father – a graduate of the NYU Business and Law School.
Betty Weinberg Ellerin
WSC '50, Law '52
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP
Betty Weinberg Ellerin is senior counsel in Alston & Bird, LLP’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group in the New York office. Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Weinberg Ellerin served more than 20 years as an Appellate Division jurist. She was the first woman appointed as Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York for the New York City Courts, where she was responsible for the operation of all the trial courts within the city. Following that position, in 1999 she became the first woman appointed as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York (First Department) and, to date, the only woman appointed as Presiding Justice of that Court.
Stern '42, '51
President Emeritus and Trustee, Town Hall Foundation
After 35 years as voluntary president of Town Hall, Marvin Leffler became president emeritus and trustee in 2013. In 1978, he formed a group that assumed responsibility for the Town Hall Foundation and for the operation of the hall, which today is a National Historic Site and successful concert hall. He served for many years as CEO and chairman of the National Council of Sales Organization and has authored two books on sales careers. Leffler was the founding co-president of the NYU Alumni Association, and remains a member of the Board of Directors.
Jeffrey H. Lynford
Chief Executive Officer, Educational Housing Services, Inc.
Jeffrey H. Lynford is CEO of Educational Housing Services, Inc., the leading provider of dormitory housing for college students in NYC. Presently he is vice chair of The Port Authority of NY and NJ and a member of the Board of Overseers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Previously he served as a member of the New York State Council on the Arts and as a trustee of the Trust for Governors Island. He was the co-founder of the Wellsford group of public and private real estate companies and has served as the Chairman of three exchange-listed corporations.