Honorees Maurice R. Greenberg and Florence Davis of The Starr Foundation and Starr International Foundation
Maurice R. Greenberg – Chairman of The Starr Foundation and a Director of Starr International Foundation
Mr. Greenberg is a businessman of international renown. He is among New York’s most active civic leaders and is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He is Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co. and Starr International Co. and retired Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG). Under Mr. Greenberg’s leadership, AIG became the largest insurance and financial services company in the world. Mr. Greenberg serves on numerous charitable, finance, and public policy boards including the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University, Honorary Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Vice Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
He is past Chairman and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, the International Advisory Council of the China Development Research Foundation, and the China Development Bank. In 1997, Mr. Greenberg was awarded “Honorary Citizen of Shanghai,” and on June 6, 2014, at the 70th Celebration of D-Day in New York, he was awarded the French Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur for his service during World War II.
Florence A. Davis – President and Board Member of The Starr Foundation
Ms. Davis is among the nation’s most prominent philanthropic voices. She began her career as an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell and has held numerous significant positions in the corporate sector. She was a Principal in Morgan Stanley’s Legal Department and she served as Vice President and General Counsel at AIG from 1995 to 1999. Ms. Davis is a Trustee of New York University and The New York University School of Law, director of the International Rescue Committee, member of the Board of Managers of the New York Botanical Garden, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Commission for Economic Opportunity in New York City.
The Starr Foundation is among the largest private foundations in the United States and has been among the most generous of any donor nationally to human services, arts, medical, foreign policy and cultural nonprofits for decades. The Starr Foundation was established by Cornelius Vander Starr in 1955 and, under the leadership of Maurice R. Greenberg has grown to include more than $1.5 billion in assets. The Starr Foundation has made more than $3 billion in grants worldwide, over $2 billion of which have been to New York State nonprofits. These gifts have included creating the C.V. Starr Scholarship and Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund at more than 150 colleges and universities and selected secondary schools around the world.
Starr International Foundation
Since 2006, Starr International Foundation has provided charitable support for a wide range of efforts conducted by educational, environmental, cultural, medical, and humanitarian organizations around the world. The Foundation receives contributions from the Starr International Company (SICO), a global insurance and financial institutions group of companies.