October 5, 2016

Three New Board Members Join Macaulay’s Foundation Board

Three new members have joined the Board of Directors of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation. They are David A. Coulter, a special limited partner with the private equity firm Warburg Pincus;  Steven M. Goldman, a partner of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, LLP;  Michael D. Grohman, a partner at the law firm Duane Morris LLP. The Board of Directors seeks to attract private philanthropic support for Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York and its academic programs and students.

“I am thrilled to have esteemed and dedicated New Yorkers joining us to advance Macaulay Honors College,” said Mary Pearl, Ph.D., Interim Dean of Macaulay. “We look forward to working with them as they bring their individual expertise to the Board in support of the mission and goals of the college.”

“We are fortunate to have David Coulter, Steven Goldman and Michael Grohman as new members of the Board of Directors,” said William E. Macaulay, Chairman of the Board. “They are joining us at an exciting time during our 15-year anniversary with the promise of continued success in the future.”

David Coulter has served in various roles at Warburg Pincus over the past 10 years, including vice chairman, managing director and senior advisor focused on the firm’s financial services investment activities. Coulter is a director of Santander Asset Management and Triton Container International. He is also a board member of Lincoln Center, Third Way and the Northern California Asia Society. Currently, he sits on the board of Carnegie-Mellon University from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree.

Steven Goldman represents clients at Kramer Levin in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, private placements, and leveraged buyouts, as well as in general corporate matters. President Obama appointed Goldman to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in August 2014. Goldman is a member of the Economic Club of New York and the Lotos Club, and serves as the firm’s liaison to the Partnership for New York City. He graduated from Boston University with a BA; he holds a law degree from George Washington University Law School and an LL.M in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Michael Grohman is Managing Partner of the Duane Morris New York office and chair of the firm’s Wealth Planning Practice Group.Grohman practices in the areas of tax and estate planning and administration. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Board of Macaulay Honors College. Grohman is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn Law School and the New York University School of Law.

Coulter, Goldman and Grohman join other Board members who include Annie Erner, Norton Garfinkle, Matthew Goldstein (former CUNY Chancellor), Yosef Ibrahimi (’05 Macaulay Honors College at Queens College), Ann Limberg, William E. Macaulay, Anthony E. Meyer, James B. Milliken (CUNY Chancellor), Frederick Schaffer, Laura S. Schor (founding Macaulay Dean) and Michael Zigman.