The Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut
“The Future of Philanthropy”
Cocktails and reception
February 28, 2008
The Bruce Museum
A Harvard Business School
Centennial Celebration Event
Professor Nicolas P. Retsinas
Chairman, Habitat for Humanity International
Director of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies
Peter L. Malkin,
Chairman, Wien & Malkin, LLC
Chairman of WLD Enterprises, Inc.
Michael J. Critelli
Executive Chairman of Pitney Bowes Inc
Chris W. Shumway
Chairman of Shumway Capital Partners
Event Sponsor and Reception Chair
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The Harvard Business School Centennial Celebrations
For a century, Harvard Business School has educated leaders and generated ideas that shape the practice of management throughout the world. This evening’s reception marks the HBS Club of Connecticut’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the School’s founding in 1908. HBS alumni clubs in 30 countries are holding similar special events to commemorate the Centennial, marking the milestone with programs and leadership initiatives that will have a lasting impact on their communities.
“The Future of Philanthropy” Conversation
The event, to take place at The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, will bring together thought leaders and practitioners who are deeply engaged in philanthropy to discuss the major forces changing philanthropy and the world around it. They will discuss the wide range of opportunities to reinvent and improve the way that philanthropy operates and explore what philanthropy will be called upon to do. Speakers include leading philanthropists associated with some of the biggest brands in philanthropy including: Habitat for Humanity, National Urban League, Kresge Foundation, The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Hole in the Wall Camps and many other notable organizations.
Professor Nicolas P. Retsinas - Moderator
Nicolas P. Retsinas was appointed Director of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies in 1998. The Joint Center is a collaborative venture of the Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government. The Center conducts research to examine and address the most critical housing and community development issues in America.
Prior to his Harvard appointment, Retsinas served as Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and as Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision. Mr. Retsinas also served on the Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Board and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.
Mr. Retsinas currently chairs Habitat for Humanity International and the Low Income Investment Fund, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Housing Endowment and the Enterprise Foundation, and is on the Board of Directors of ShoreBank, Community Development Trust, Inc., and the National Housing Conference.
Peter L. Malkin
Peter L. Malkin is Chairman of W&M Properties, Wien & Malkin LLC, and their affiliates. He was associated with the late Lawrence A. Wien (his father-in-law) for 30 years in the acquisition, ownership, and operation of real estate, until Mr. Wien's death in 1988. He has had interests in more than 100 property investments throughout the United States and is general partner or manager in investment entities that own and operate approximately 11,000,000 square feet of office, showroom and retail space and 2,700 apartment units.
Mr. Malkin is the Founding Chairman and currently a Director of the Grand Central Partnership and The 34th Street Partnership, and a Director of the Fashion Business Improvement District, together, the largest business improvement districts in the United States.
Mr. Malkin is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Chairman of the Dean's Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Co-Chair Emeritus of The Real Estate Council of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, founder and Honorary Co-chair of The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, a Director Emeritus of U.S. Trust Corporation, a member of The Advisory Committee of The Greenwich Japanese School, Greenwich, Connecticut, a partner in the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce, a former Governor of The Real Estate Board of New York, and a former member of The Mayor's Business Advisory Council and The Board of Overseers of Harvard College and Trustee Emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, amongst other business, civic and charitable organizations.
Mr. Malkin received his B.A. Degree summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College in 1955 and his Law Degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1958.
Chairman of WLD Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm, Mr. Horvitz has been active in civic and philanthropic endeavors for many years. Together with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and Paul Newman, Mr. Horvitz was one of the Founders of The Boggy Creek Gang Camp, a year-round camping facility for children with life-threatening diseases and chronic illnesses, later serving as its President and Chairman of the Board from 1998-2001. Mr. Horvitz is Chairman of the Board of Hole in the Wall Camps, an umbrella organization of ten existing camps and several in development that are associated with Paul Newman’s Hole In The Wall Gang Camp. His special interest is in insuring the legacy of Mr. Newman’s philanthropic vision. Mr. Horvitz also serves on the board of the Kresge Foundation. With $4 billion in assets, the Kresge Foundation is one of this country’s foremost philanthropic organizations. He chairs its investment committee. In South Florida, Mr. Horvitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Community Foundation of Broward County, and the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Broward County. He has been the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation and sits on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the Broward Workshop, a member of the Alexis DeToqueville Society of the United Way of Broward County, and the Board of Directors of the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital at Douglas Gardens. From 1989 until 2007 he was a Trustee of Kenyon College. From 1999 to 2002 he chaired “Claiming Our Place,” Kenyon’s comprehensive capital campaign that raised $118 million for the college. From 2002 through 2005 he was the Chair of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Horvitz is a graduate of Kenyon College and The University of Florida College of Law.
Michael J. Critelli has been the Executive Chairman of Pitney Bowes Inc., a $6.0 billion mailstream solutions company, since May 14, 2007. During the 33 years since he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin and was awarded a J.D., cum laude at Harvard Law School, he has had a distinguished career as a company, industry, and community leader.
As Executive Chairman, Mr. Critelli leads the company's focus on the emerging opportunities in the external environment, including postal reform and transformation in the U. S. and globally, and market opportunities arising from the company's innovation and leadership in areas such as health care, government services and corporate social responsibility. He also concentrates on building upon the company's already strong positions in corporate governance.
During his 28-year tenure with Pitney Bowes, Mr. Critelli has served in various capacities at the company, including Vice Chairman, President – Financial Services, Secretary and General Counsel, and Chief Personnel Officer. Most recently, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, marking a 10+ year period of unprecedented transformation, and firmly establishing the company’s leadership in global mailstream markets.
Mr. Critelli has been instrumental in leading the $900 billion mailing industry’s efforts to articulate and promote its interests. He co-chaired the Mailing Industry Task force with the Deputy Postmaster General from 2001 to 2006, and is also the Chairman of the Mailing Industry CEO Council that provided industry input and advice to federal government elected officials on Postal Reform, the President’s Commission on the Postal Service and the U.S. Postal Service Transformation Plan. He has also been a driver of technological innovation in the mailing industry, and has been awarded six U.S. patents for mailing technology.
His leadership also extends to health care and healthy communities, diversity, corporate governance and ethics, talent development and transportation. Mr. Critelli’s passion and expertise in these areas have led to both personal and company awards and recognition. He was most recently asked to Chair a working group charged with examining and redesigning the Connecticut Department of Transportation, its mission, direction, business practices and organizational structure. Mr. Critelli currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for three non-profit organizations. He is Chairman of The Dossia Founders Group, an organization funding an independent non-profit institute to develop a web-based framework through which U.S. employees, dependents and retirees can maintain private, personal and portable health records. He serves as Chairman of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Board, which is a center of excellence for the study and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Critelli is Chairman of the Connecticut Regional Institute for the 21st Century, a public policy think tank that promotes sustainable economic development and Connecticut’s competitive position in the global economy. In addition, Mr. Critelli has served on the National Urban League’s Board of Trustees since 1997, and just completed nearly five years as Chairman of the Board. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Catalyst, which promotes the advancement of women in the workplace, and on the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Science Center which supports scientific education and endeavors in the State. He previously served on the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board where he co-chaired the Board’s Funding and Finance Working Group.
In addition to chairing the Pitney Bowes Board of Directors, Mr. Critelli is also a member of the Board of Directors of Eaton Corporation.
Chris W. Shumway
Chris Shumway is the Chairman of Shumway Capital Partners ("SCP"), an investment management firm founded in 2001. SCP, which manages a group of private investment funds in excess of 6B USD, uses a private-equity like research model for public market investments on a global basis. Prior to forming Shumway Capital Partners, Mr. Shumway was a senior managing director at Tiger Management, an analyst at Brentwood Associates and an analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School (1993) and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce (1988).
Mr. Shumway is also the founder of The Shumway Capital Foundation (the "Foundation"). The Foundation utilizes a model of funding not-for-profit organizations similar to that which SCP employs in its public market investing. By performing extensive due diligence on potential grant recipients, the Foundation is able to target organizations that have high impact and high "ROOs" (Return on Outcomes). With a mission of creating self-sufficiency, the Foundation seeks to assist people in obtaining the tools and that will allow them to contribute to and succeed in society. The Foundation endeavors to encourage empowerment and create role models in the household and community. The Foundation’s mandate also includes training future philanthropic leaders through the active participation of its board members.
Mr. Shumway is also a member of the boards of the Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT), the Tiger Foundation (NY, NY), and the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation (University of Virginia), and Fairfield County (CT) Teach for America.
Event Sponsor and Reception Chair
Northern Trust is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a multibank holding company based in Chicago, has a growing network of 85 offices in 18 U.S. states and has international offices in 13 locations in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Founded in 1889, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining high-touch service and expertise with innovative products and technology.