Marc Suvall retired from the financial industry in 1998 to pursue three goals, which he continues today: hands-on philanthropy, teaching, and trying to understand why Judaism was so important to him.
Marc has held a number of leadership positions at UJA-Federation of NY and he is most proud of establishing and chairing the Strengthening Israeli Civil Society allocation committee. He was the past President of the Baron de Hirsch Foundation, focusing on supporting Ethiopian Israelis, and he is currently a board member.
He is on the Advisory Committee of SAHI, an Israeli organization improving the self-esteem of at-risk Israeli youth through performing acts of chesed. Marc is on the Board, the Israel Executive Committee, and the Strategic Finance Committee of the JDC. He helped create the JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance, now JDC ELKA, and is the present chair. JDC ELKA is a partnership of JDC, the Government of Israel, business, and philanthropy, created to solve complex social problems and strengthen Israeli society.
Since leaving the business world, Marc taught math as a volunteer for seventeen years in a high-needs school in the south Bronx. He has been teaching college math in the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY, since 2003. He served as Senior Managing Director at UBS and a Board member of UBS NA. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director of First Boston Corporation.
Marc graduated with an MBA from Wharton Business School in 1978. He is happily married to Harriet Kaplan Suvall and they have two children and two grandchildren.