April 17, 2009

Good Morning:

This spring has brought us some beautiful weather and the addition of two wonderful new Board of Tulane members -- Jill Henkin Glazer, a Palm Beach, Fla. civic leader, and Andrew Wisdom, an investment management consultant and co-founder of a New Orleans-based start-up technology company.

Jill, who graduated from Tulane's Newcomb College in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, has been heavily involved with Tulane since her days as a student when she served as an orientation leader and an officer in Tulane's chapter of Sigma Delta Tau. She is currently a member of Tulane's President's Council and former chair of the Alumni Admissions Committee. Always ready to support her alma mater, she has organized numerous alumni events for Tulane in both Palm Beach and Tampa.

In addition to her efforts on behalf of Tulane, Jill has also worked with many religious and educational organizations. She is a former executive board member and vice president of the Fund-raising Committee for the Hillel Community Day School in Rochester, N.Y. She is also a member of the Development and Corporate Sponsor Committees and is the Live Auction Chair of the Palm Beach Day Academy. In addition, she is a past board member of Temple Beth El in Rochester and a current board member of Temple Emanu-El in Palm Beach. Jill lives with her husband Avie and their children in Palm Beach.

Andy is an investment management consultant for Equitas Capital Advisors and board chairman of Turbo Squid Inc., a start-up technology company he co-founded with his brother in 2000. Prior to joining Equitas Capital Advisors, Andy was managing director for Battenkill Capital Inc. in New Orleans, where he supervised the firm's brokerage and research activities.

Andy earned a law degree and a certificate in sports law from Tulane in 1994. He and his family have long ties to Tulane. Both of his parents attended Tulane and the A.B. Freeman School of Business is named after his great-grandfather, Alfred B. Freeman. The family foundation Alfred Freeman established, The RosaMary Foundation, has been inducted into the Paul Tulane Society for its longtime support of the university.

Among numerous other university-related efforts, Andy has supported the Bill Wisdom Memorial Scholarship for Intercollegiate Football Fund. He also sits on numerous nonprofit boards including Ochsner Health Systems, Dillard University, The RosaMary Foundation, Teach for America, Lusher Charter School and the Bureau of Governmental Research.

The vision and passion of these new board members will be vital as we guide Tulane through these challenging economic times. I look forward to serving beside both of them for years to come.

Have a great weekend,


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