Blanche Savin Goldenberg
BLANCHE SAVIN GOLDENBERG (AB '74 Cornell) until her retirement served as chairman and CEO of the Balf Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of CHRplc of Dublin, Ireland. Balf was the parent company of Savin Brothers, Inc. and the Capitol Pipe Company. The companies produce crushed stone, asphalt, and reinforced concrete products, as well as doing major paving and heavy highway contracting. Ms. Goldenberg has also been a director of the OCC banks of Fleet Financial Group.
Ms. Goldenberg is currently serving her second term as a Cornell trustee, having been elected in 2000. She is a member of the Alumni Affairs and Development, Board Membership, Buildings and Properties (chairman 2005- ; vice chairman 2004-05), Executive, and Finance Committees. She is a member of the Development Steering Committee and has served as national chair of the Cornell Fund for two years. Ms. Goldenberg previously served on the Academic Affairs Committee, and Campus Life Committee, Investment Committee and its Asset Allocation and Investment Manager subcommittees, subcommittee on Tenure and Named Chairs, and the Trustee Task Force on Residential Communities.
Ms. Goldenberg is a Foremost Benefactor of Cornell and a member of the Arts and Sciences Advisory Council. She is a former member of the Cornell University Council, where she served on the Administrative Board and was the council's representative to the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations. For the Class of 1974 Ms. Goldenberg has worked on the Major Gifts and Tower Club Committees for her 20th, 25th, and 30th reunions. Among other giving to Cornell, Ms. Goldenberg established the Goldenberg Family Scholarship for students of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Blanche Goldenberg Cornell Tradition Fellowship.
Active in her community, Ms. Goldenberg is a director and immediate past chairman of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, a $600-million public charity. She is also the chairman emeritus of the Board of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut and a trustee of Riverfront Recapture, a public-private partnership of several towns in the greater Hartford area. Recently, Ms. Goldenberg has been board president of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford, chairman of the Endowment Foundation of the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, and a regent and chair of the Building Committee of the University of Hartford as well as vice-chairman and chair of the Building Committee of the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.