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Trustee Honored For Humanitarian Efforts

Trustee Honored For Humanitarian EffortsJosephNeubauer, CEO of Aramark Corp., received the Woodrow Wilson Awardfor Corporate Citizenship for his philanthropy.Medford/Somerville,Mass.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [04.27.05] At the helm of one of the country’s most admiredcompanies, Tufts trustee and graduate Joseph Neubauer (A'63) hasbeen getting some recognition of his own. The chairman and CEOof food services giant Aramark Corp., Neubauer recently receivedthe Corporate Citizenship Award from the Woodrow Wilson InternationalCenter for Scholars for his "contributions to the growthand expansion of the Philadelphia community."

"Americansuccess so often includes giving back to society and lending ahand to someone else struggling up the ladder," Neubauersaid in accepting the award, presented by former New Jersey GovernorTom Kean, whose son Thomas H. Kean Jr. is a New Jersey state representativeand graduate of the Fletcher School.

The Center– established by Congress in 1968 as a memorial to the formerpresident and an institute for the study of national and worldaffairs – noted Neubauer's "respected leadership styleand his dedication to civic organizations," and called him"an integral part of Philadelphia's business community."

Neubauer emigratedto the U.S. from Israel shortly before he turned 15. After workinghard to learn English and graduate from high school, he came toTufts to study chemical engineering.

After graduatingfrom Tufts, Neubauer went on to receive his MBA from the Universityof Chicago thanks to a scholarship for which a Tufts economicsprofessor nominated him, Business Week reported in 2002.

Neubauer joinedPhiladelphia-based Aramark, the world's leading provider of foodand uniform services, in 1979 after eight years at PepsiCo. Priorto that, he had been the youngest ever vice president of ChaseManhattan Bank at age 27. By 1983, he was CEO of Aramark.

In 2002, Fortunenamed Aramark one of the country's Top 50 Most Admired Companies.The company provides food services to schools, companies and sportingvenues nationwide.

Neubauer alsoserves on the boards of the Greater Philadelphia First Foundation,Verizon Communications, Cigna Corporation and the Jewish TheologicalSeminary. In 1994, he was inducted into the Horatio Alger Associationof Distinguished Americans.

In additionto serving as vice chair of the Board of Trustees at Tufts, Neubaueris a member of the Executive Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee,and the Committee for University Advancement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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