Alan B. Slifka

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Alan B. Slifka "is a New York investment manager and philanthropist who is the Co-Chairman of Halcyon Asset Management LLC, an asset management firm specializing in corporate event investing. Currently, Halcyon Management LLC manages in excess of $4 billion in equity capital. For many years prior to forming Alan B. Slifka and Company (the predecessor firm of Halcyon Management Company LLC) in 1982, Mr. Slifka was a partner of L.F. Rothschild & Co., Inc. Long active in business, civic, and philanthropic affairs, Mr. Slifka has served on several corporate boards including The Pall Corporation. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of GTS (Global TeleSystems Group, Inc.). Mr. Slifka is founding Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Big Apple Circus, a Director of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Congress, and a founding board member of The Coexistence Initiative, Jewish Funder's Network, and The Interfaith Center of New York. Mr. Slfika is Chairman of The Abraham Fund Initiatives, which he co-founded in 1989 as the first and only public not-for-profit organization whose sole purpose is to further coexistence between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens through support of programs and projects in Israel. It is his belief that legitimization and enhancement of coexistence and coexistence programs between majority and minority, whether ethnic, tribal, or religious, is currently the most essential yet under-supported need in the world. In May 2000, Mr. Slifka received on behalf of The Abraham Fund Initiatives a Certificate of Honor from the Knesset Chairman Avraham Burg and Rabbi Michael Melchior of the Prime Minister's Office for Diaspora and Social Affairs, for supporting and encouraging dialogue between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. Born in New York City in 1929, Mr. Slifka graduated from the Fieldston School, received his B.S. at Yale University in 1951 and his M.B.A. at Harvard in 1953 and 2003 Doctor of Human Letters, Honoris Causa, Brandeis University. Mr. Slifka has three sons." [1]

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  1. Sages Advisory Panel, Council for Global Education, accessed November 17, 2008.

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