Board of Trustees

Stephen A. Briganti (Steve)

Personal Information

  • Birthplace: Born in New York City and raised in Indiana
  • Travel: To more than 40 countries worldwide


  • B.A., History and Political Science, Butler University, 1964
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Business, Executive Training Program, 1982
  • Honorary Doctorate of Law, Butler University, 1991

Current Profession

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • "Person of the Week" - ABC-TV World News Tonight with Peter Jennings for his work on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Restoration Project, 1990
  • Medal of Honor - National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, 1990
  • Doctor of Laws Honorary Degree, Butler University, 1991
  • Butler Medal, 2002

Current Civic Activities

  • Trustee Emeritus, Butler University 2009-Present

Past Civic Activities

  • Trustee, Butler University, 1992-2008; Chair, 1998-2001
  • Group Vice President and Campaign Director, United Way of Tri-State, New York
  • Consultant to:
    • The late Dr. Armand Hammer
    • The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
    • World War II Memorial, Washington
    • National Building Museum, Washington
  • The Motown Museum, Detroit
  • Air & Space Museum of The Smithsonian, Washington
  • Past chair, Board of Trustees, Butler University


  • Avid sports fan and reader


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