Oral history interview with Geoffrey T. Boisi, 2012


Boisi, Geoffrey T., 1948- (Interviewee)
Grele, Ron (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Geoffrey T. Boisi, 2012
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roundtable Investment Partners LLC. Youth: born in Long Island, Roman Catholic upbringing, Marianist high school, Boston College in the 1960s, worked in real estate, Wharton Business School; tensions between religious life and secular profession; influences: mentorship programs, Kennedy family and politics, Vincent A. Mai, Carnegie staff and trustees; first imp ressions of Vartan Gregorian; role and dynamics of the Carnegie Corporation Board of Trustees; involvement on Boston College Board of Trustees; interactions between Carnegie Corporation trustees and staff; management of Carnegie endowment before and after 2008 financial crisis; development of the Carnegie investment portfolio; praise of investment staff; discussion of approaches to education reform: Small Schools movement, Teachers for a New Era, MENTOR; projections on future programs at Carnegie; involvement on International Peace and Security subcommittee; potential of Carnegie to foster political leadership to minimize polarization of bipartisanship in government; leadership techniques and interests of David A. Hamburg and Vartan Gregorian; tensions between personal politics and Carnegie democracy programs; role of philanthropy in American life.
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Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Investments; Education; Chief executive officers; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Political activity; Charities; Charity organization; Endowment of research; Endowments; Humanitarianism; Social service; Boisi, Geoffrey T; Gregorian, Vartan; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
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83 pages. + index; 1 digital audio file (110 min.); 1 digital audio file (96 min.)
Note (Biographical)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Interviewed by Ron Grele on July 12 & 18, 2012.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Geoffrey T. Boisi
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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