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Oral history interview with Vincent A. Mai [electronic resource], 2012.

Creator: Mai, Vincent A.
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 3.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 35 pages + index. video recording : 1 digital video file (80 min.).
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cranemere Holdings.

Scope and Contents

Election to the Carnegie Corporation of New York Board of Trustees in 1994; shared similar interests with Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Corporation: poverty, income inequality, individualism, responsibility of upper class, early childhood education, Africa; current involvement with Children's Television Workshop; influences: James A. Johnson, David A. Hamburg, Newton N. Minnow, Rockefeller family, John C. Whitehead, Sam Nunn, Laurence Alan "Larry" Tisch, David F. Swensen, Martin L. Leibowitz, D. Ellen Shuman, Geoffrey T. Boisi, Geraldine P. Mannion, Admiral William A. Owens, Thomas H. Kean; memories of Carnegie Corporation Pocantico retreat in 1995; membership on search committee that found Vartan Gregorian; travel to South Africa with Vartan Gregorian; role and dynamics of the Carnegie Corporation Investment Committee; management of the Carnegie endowment before and after the financial crisis of 2008; differences in leadership and interests of David Hamburg and Vartan Gregorian.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2013.

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