Board Member and Prominent Alum Ed Spiegel Passes Away

Ed Spiegel, Active Alumnus and Friend of Baruch College, Perishes in Auto Accident on Long Island

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Alumnus and board member Edward Spiegel (Baruch ’60, MBA ’65) passed away in a tragic auto accident on Long Island in early August. Spiegel was an active alumnus and a prominent member of the Baruch College Fund (BCF), which is an independent non-governing board supporting Baruch College.

Spiegel, who joined the BCF in March 2001, was co-chair of its nominating and board development committees, as well as a member of its corporate action, investment, and executive committees. He was also vigorously involved with Baruch’s Executives on Campus program and helped launch the Inter-MBA Asset Management Competition in the past year and participated in the MBA briefings series, lecturing on finance.

Since retiring as general partner of Goldman, Sachs & Company in 1996, Spiegel remained involved as advisory director. He joined the company in 1967 and was among the original group of equity professionals that formed its New York institutional sales department. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs, Spiegel was a securities analyst for Lord, Abbett & Company.

A trustee of the Lymphoma Foundation and the Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Spiegel also served on the board of the OMI Corporation. In addition, he was an advisory director for Charter Oak Capital Partners.

According to Larry Zicklin, (’57, LHD [Hon.] ’99), chairman of the Baruch College Fund, “Ed Spiegel was someone who, in our highest moments, we would aspire to be. He lived a life of family, professionalism, and philanthropy. He was deeply admired by everyone in the BCF and all those who knew him at Baruch.”

Spiegel is survived by his wife, Deanne Spiegel, and their two children, Elana and Brad.