We mourn the passing of Hon. Richard (Dick) Ravitch, z”l, our beloved and esteemed Founding President, former NYS Lt. Governor, and past MTA Chairman.

Dick was an inspirational leader who dedicated his life to public service and the City and State of New York. It was our privilege to present him with our Founders Award at our 2022 Virtual Winter Benefit and produce a tribute video highlighting his extraordinary life.

Dick brought the massive skillset gleaned from his roles in saving New York City from bankruptcy and rescuing the mass transit system and took on the seemingly impossible job of bringing together the diverse Jewish communities of New York. Over close to half a century, he was always available with sage counsel and friendship, and we will miss his wisdom and guidance.

We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Kathleen M. Doyle, children and grandchildren. May they be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.