linden havemeyer wise (Islip, N.Y)
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Married to D. Scott Wise
Daughter: Lucie Wise
Sister to: Tanya Thomas-Smith
Thier father, former executive vice president of the National Sugar Refining Company, serves on the executive council of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America and is a trustee of Union Theological Seminary. Her mother is a trustee of Vassar and Hamilton Colleges.Their grandchildren of Mrs. Horace Havemeyer of New York and the late Mr. Havemeyer and a great-granddaughter of the late Henry Osborne Havemeyer, organizer in 1891 and for many years president of American Sugar Refining.
St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, Md.
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Cantor Raymond Smolover of the Jewish Community Center of White Plains
Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 elected Chair of the Board of Trustees
The Chapin School
100 East End Avenue
New York, New York 10028
The Chapin School announces that on March 2, 2009, the Board of Trustees unanimously elected Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 Chair of the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2009. Mrs. Wise will succeed Ella M. Foshay ’65, who has served as board chair since July 2002 and helped to lead Chapin through a significant period of innovation and growth.
Prior to becoming Chair of the Board of Trustees, Ms. Foshay was President of the Alumnae Association from 1994-2001 and ex officio member of the board. Under Ms. Foshay’s board leadership, the school conducted a head of school search and hired Patricia T. Hayot, PhD, in 2003; launched a new Web site in 2004; and conducted a strategic planning process in 2005 that led to Together We Will: A Campaign for Chapin, a historic capital fund drive drawing near a successful conclusion. A significant renovation and expansion of the school building at 100 East End Avenue was also accomplished during this period.
A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Mrs. Wise has served as a Chapin trustee since 1992 and Secretary of the board since 1995. She brings over 25 years of educational and non-profit institution experience to her new position as Chair of the board.
Since 1982, Mrs. Wise has been a lawyer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she has held positions as general counsel and secretary of the corporation. She maintains a position there as special counsel to the board of trustees and has assisted in a variety of governance projects such as the museum’s recent director search. Mrs. Wise is also a board member of the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and of Early Steps, a non-profit institution which promotes multiracial diversity in New York City independent schools.
Mrs. Wise has served as a trustee of Concord Academy, where she was board president for four years. She has served on the board of trustees and chaired the committee on trustees of the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, and Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children.
Adaline Havemeyer has an M.B.A. degree at New York University and is associate director of the Robert Freidus Gallery Inc., which specializes in photography and sculpture. She attended the Chapin School and was graduated from the Northfield Mount Hermon School and cum laude with the class of '78 from Kenyon College.
D. Scott Wise joined the St. Bernard's board of trustees in May 1999. When asked why he accepted, Scott Wise explained that being involved in the institutions that shape one's life is both necessary and meaningful. "Certainly your children's school is one of the most important of these institutions. My wife Linden and I feel that, as parents, it is our responsibility to participate in some capacity in the school's community. It also means a lot to our children."
"We find St. Bernard's to be a wonderfully warm and nurturing school, but also one with a rigorous standard of excellence. Stuart Johnson has done a tremendous job bringing together the best faculty one could hope to assemble at a boys' school in New York City. The diverse talents of the teachers and the staff are really impressive."
For the past year, along with Marianne Fouhey, Scott has been serving as co-chair of the parents committee of the annual fund. "It's very gratifying to have the opportunity to explain the significance of the annual fund to parents--St. Bernard's needs the support of all the members of its community for the school to continue to be successful. And on a personal level, it's great to have the chance to become better acquainted with other St. Bernard's parents." Now, as a trustee, Scott will join the board's Development Committee, continuing his interest in advancing the school's financial well-being.
After graduation from the Hackley School in 1970 and from Yale University in 1974, Scott received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1977, where he was co-editor-in-chief of the Annual Survey of American Law, a member of the Order of the Coif, a Root-Tilden scholar, and recipient of several other academic awards. He clerked for the Hon. G.L. Goettel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1977 to 1979. Scott joined Davis Polk & Wardwell in 1979 and became a partner in 1987. As a member of the firm's litigation department, Scott has represented clients in product liability, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, and securities litigation.
In addition to St. Bernard's, Scott also volunteers his time as a member of the American Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, and the Seatuck Environmental Association. He also coached, along with co-coach Chip Cronkite, his son Harry's T-ball team this past spring.
Scott is married to Linden Havemeyer, also a lawyer and a trustee of the Chapin School. In addition to Harry, who is in second grade this fall, they have a daughter Louisine (Lucie), who is in pre-school at Brick Church.