Wed, September 29, 2021 | 11:00 pm
Upwardly Global Gala 2021Event Info
Russell L. Carson is Chairman of The Carson Family Charitable Trust, a private foundation which he started, along with his immediate family members, in 1991. The foundation is focused on New York City and supports non-profit organizations in the fields of education, poverty, healthcare, medical science and culture. Mr. Carson is currently Chairman Emeritus of The Rockefeller University, Chairman of the Partnership for lnner-City Education, co-Chairman of the New York Genome Center, Trustee Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Trustee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a Director of the National 9/l I Memorial and Museum and a Director of the Coalition for Opportunity in Education. He is also Chairman Emeritus of Columbia Business School and a Trustee Emeritus of Dartmouth College.
Since 1978 Mr. Carson has been a Founding Partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), one of the country's largest private equity firms.
Mr. Carson attended public high school in Toledo, Ohio prior to receiving a BA degree in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1965 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1967.