Ken and Nancy Stein have been dedicated American Friends and champions of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem for nearly 40 years. Their leadership and philanthropy have helped propel vital University projects and research in myriad fields. A National Vice-President of AFHU, Ken serves on the National Board, the Executive Committee, Audit Committee (ex-officio) and is Chairman of the Investment Committee which supervises the management of the University’s endowment fund. Ken is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the University, and serves on its International Board of Governors.
An admired civic leader, Ken serves as President and as a Director of the Museum at Eldridge Street in New York City, which is involved with the restoration and preservation of the Eldridge Street Synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side and perpetuation of that area’s immigrant narrative. He is a Director of Israel & Co., which coordinates trips to Israel for M.B.A., law and policy students, and has served as a Director or Trustee of several private and charitable trusts and commercial enterprises.
Ken is a practicing attorney at Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP, a firm specializing in trusts and estates litigation, commercial litigation and estate planning. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School, where he served as a member of its Board of Visitors. Following graduation and military service, Ken joined Kelley Drye Newhall Maginnes & Warren, where he was primarily involved in civil litigation. He was admitted to the New York Bar in June 1963 and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals.
Nancy Copland Stein is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she earned a dual degree in Liberal Arts and Public Health Nutrition. One year after graduation, Nancy and Ken married and started a family. While raising three children, Nancy participated in varied charitable activities. For more than 25 years, she has been active with the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program, serving as its Co-Chair for 15 years.
Ken and Nancy enjoy spending time with their three children, Eric, Emily and Peter, their spouses, Rebecca, John and Allison, and five grandchildren.