Friday, March 11, 2011

Hofstra Happenings: Peter G. Schiff, Noted Philanthropist and Venture Capitalist, Joins Hofstra Board of Trustees

Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz announced the appointment of Peter G. Schiff to the Hofstra Board
of Trustees on August 30, 2010.

“Peter Schiff is a business leader and philanthropist of the highest order, and has had an enduring commitment to higher education,” said Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz. “It is my great pleasure to welcome him to our Board of Trustees.”

Mr. Schiff, founder and president of Northwood Ventures LLC, also owns and operates Fox Ridge Farm, Inc., which breeds horses, and is a director of the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and The Jockey Club, a breed registry for thoroughbred horses across North America.

He has also been a member of the Community Foundation of Oyster Bay and the Belmont Childcare Association, and is a longtime supporter of the Wildlife Conservation Society and, with his wife, Lisa, of North Shore-LIJ Health System, which is Hofstra’s partner in a new medical school that
will welcome its first class in fall 2011. Mr. Schiff also serves as vice president of the Schiff Foundation, which has awarded grants for medical programs, social service agencies, museums and educational institutions since 1946.

“As someone who has lived on Long Island most of his life, I am pleased to
be involved with one of Long Island’s premier institutions,” Mr. Schiff said.
“I have served as a trustee for a number of other schools and look forward to my participation on the Hofstra Board of Trustees.”


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