Howard Lutnick lost his mother to cancer in high school and his father to a medical accident as a freshman at Haverford College. Upon hearing the news, then president at Haverford Robert B. Stevens called Lutnick to let him know his four years at Haverford would be free.
After receiving a free college education at Haverford College, Howard Lutnick went on to great things. He is now 53 years old and chairman at Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., which is a very successful financial firm in New York City.
Over the years, Lutnick has donated $65 million in total to the school, but his recent $25 million donation to help fix up the library at Haverford is the biggest donation the school has ever received in its 181-year history. Incredible!
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Howard Lutnick put it simply, “Haverford was there for me and taught me what it meant to be a human being.” To him, he can never repay them for what they helped him achieve, but he will try!
They also taught him how to be kind and take care of his own. During the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, his company lost 658 employees, so he decided to use 25% of five years worth of profits to help out their families. The company paid out $180 million in total to them.
Howard Lutnick is a boss in every sense of the word.