“Cornell Botanic Gardens is Cornell come to life without walls. When I support the Botanic Gardens, I know its gardens, arboretum, forests, fields, streams, wild and cultivated open spaces, and gorges will contribute to education, research, service, beauty, environmental stewardship, and recreation at Cornell in ways no other branch of the university can.”
Upon graduating in 1974, I worked at a pilot program funded by the U. S. Department of Justice that moved young adult criminals from prison into a Probation Department halfway house. Next, I led a Pfaudler Corporation taskforce that achieved a significant reduction in its highest-in-the-nation absenteeism rate. I then ran a youth center, before attending law school from 1978-81. Licensed in New York and California, I practiced law in Manhattan from 1982 to 2008, with the exception of 1989-90. At that time, I ran, and greatly expanded, a global directors’ and officers’ insurance business and introduced that product into several countries in Europe and Asia. Since 2008, I have been an investor and mostly-retired attorney. I have also advised start-up companies, including a rooftop gardening company, on business issues. My Cornell charitable efforts include being president of the Cornell Alumni Association of Westchester County, New York, a former national co-chair of the Quadrangle Society, and a member of Cornell’s University Council, Botanic Gardens Advisory Council, and Library Advisory Council. With my wife, Andrea Glanz ’74, I have funded the Cornell library’s Caribbean Studies Collection and the Botanic Gardens’ newly-planned Rain Garden. We also volunteer at Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, New York.