Carol and Joe Reich have dedicated themselves to enriching the lives of others, with a focus on improving public education and sharing the power of music. They formed the innovative Beginning with Children School, the first charter-like school, and formed the Beginning with Children Foundation; played a key role in establishing New York State’s first charter school law; and founded the New York City Charter School Center, which has created more than 150 charter schools. Mayor Bloomberg has said, “So much of our reform agenda has begun with the work Carol and Joe pioneered.”
Carol’s lifelong love of classical music began in her childhood and has continued ever since. Carol and Joe sponsored André Previn’s Clarinet Quintet, a TMF Commission premiered by clarinetist Thomas Martin and the Hawthorne String Quartet at Boston’s Symphony Hall. They have supported Cedille Chicago since its founding and are long-time patrons of Tanglewood. Carol is a trustee of the BSO, and she and Joe support Tanglewood’s “Free Lawn Tickets for Kids” and “Days in the Arts” programs for children.
Dr. Carol Reich’s specialties are early childhood education and education of the deaf. She was the first woman president of the Lexington Center (formerly Lexington School for the Deaf), and has served as a consultant to and trustee of Bank Street College of Education. She has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the City University of New York.
Joe is co-founder of Reich & Tang, Inc., a leading investment management firm, and served as its president until 1987. He is a founding trustee of the New York City Investment Fund, and was a trustee of Continuum Health Partners for twenty-two years.
We are honored to present Carol and Joe Reich with the 2015 Terezín Legacy Award.
TEREZIN MUSIC FOUNDATION Executive Director. Mark Ludwig
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