In Memory of Alexander M. Goren: (1940-2021)
The board and staff of NYC Outward Bound Schools mourn the loss of our great friend and Board Member Alex Goren. Alex played a critical role in guiding, shaping and supporting the organization’s growth and evolution for more than 30 years. His commitment to our students and support of our staff was unwavering. Whenever we asked our Board for help in meeting the needs of one of our students, he was invariably among the first to step forward, and when a new staff member was onboarded, he would often personally call them to welcome them to the Crew.
Alex was a Renaissance man with a life-long commitment to service, particularly in the area of education. He was a long-serving member of the Boards of NYC Outward Bound Schools and Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and a member of NYU’s Arts and Science Board of Overseers. Alex was also a member of the NYU Harold Acton Society, and the Cukier, Goldstein-Goren Foundation which supports projects in education, culture, health and social welfare.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Alex and his family escaped the Holocaust, leading him to spend his formative years in Israel, Italy and eventually the United States. Alex received a degree in economics from Harvard College, an MBA from the Columbia Business School and an Owner/President Management Program diploma from the Harvard Business School.
A founding partner of Goren Brothers — a money management and real estate company in Manhattan — Alex led a distinguished business career in Italy, Canada, Israel, Great Britain and the United States, including serving as Vice Chairman of the New York & Foreign Securities Corporation from 1987 to 1994.
Alex’s kindness and generosity will be greatly missed.
Love and condolences to his wife Brooke, children Andrea, Selina and Brett, and their families.