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Roy Zuckerberg graduated from Lowell Technological Institute (now UMass Lowell) in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in Textile Sales. After achieving professional success during a long career with investment bank Goldman Sachs in New York City, Roy Zuckerberg has devoted his time and talents to philanthropy.
Roy is former Chairman of the Board of Trustees and presently a member of the Executive Committee of Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Inc. Roy is past Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel where he served from 2004 to 2012. Roy is also Honorary Chairman of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research. The Zuckerberg Institute, now in its second decade of operation leads interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research and graduate education in water sciences, aimed at improving human well-being in drylands through technologies and policies for sustainable use of water resources. In 2009, he received an honorary doctoral degree from Ben-Gurion University. Roy is a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and is a Director of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
His wide-ranging efforts extend to his alma mater, UMass Lowell, where Mr. Zuckerberg has been involved as a friend, volunteer, and donor for more than two decades. In appreciation for his generosity, the school’s College of Health Sciences now bears his name. Mr. Zuckerberg also served as chair of the Investment Committee of the University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc., from 2000—2009, leading the team that oversees the investment of the UMass endowment.