Bronxville residents Mary and Richard Thaler, Jr.will be honored by Concordia College for their work to expand opportunities for young people.
They will receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Educational Service to the Community at the 29th Annual Community Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Schoenfeld Campus Center.
“I am deeply impressed by Mary and Richard’s dedication to helping expand opportunities for young people both in our local community and far beyond,” the college president, Viji George said. “In addition, they are involved in countless facets of life in Bronxville, including the Bronxville Historical Conservancy. I’m thrilled that this year’s Community Dinner will honor the Thalers on the occasion of the centennial of the College’s arrival in the Village. They are the perfect couple to help us celebrate this anniversary.”
Mary and Richard Thaler were married in 1980, and have lived in Bronxville since 1985, raising three daughters, now aged 26, 23, and 19.
Mary Thaler has served as a volunteer with the All Stars Project’s Development School for Youth in New York City for more than 10 years The program offers supplemental educational, social and internship experiences; she helps plan and implement weekly workshops for young people aged 16-21 to introduce them to the business world.
She is on the vestry of Christ Church in Bronxville annd the board of the Counseling Center (where she developed the Concert Series and the Lunch and Learn Series), and ws for two terms on the board of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy. She was the 2004 president of Bronxville’s Non-Partisan Committee, and has been a volunteer at the Bronxville School.
Richard Thaler was with Lehman Brothers for 16 years, where he was a managing director in corporate finance, and with Deutsche Bank Securities for 12 years, where he became vice chairman. In 2008, he founded Lieutenant Island Partners. He consults for BMO Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank, and other clients.
He is adjunct professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he created and teaches the nation’s first college-level course on private equity and leveraged buyouts. He brings in guest presenters, including a number of his fellow Bronxville residents, from top banking, private equity, and law firms, and provides ongoing mentoring to students seeking careers in finance and alumni working on Wall Street.
He is president of the Board of Trustees of The Daily Princetonian, one of the country’s oldest college daily newspapers; a director of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, and a trustee of Plimoth Plantation, a leading historical museum. He has served as a trustee of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA and both he and his wife are active in the Chapel of St. James the Fisherman in Wellfleet, Mass., where they spend their summers.
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