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Meet Ted Mathas: Visionary and Honoree at Our Spring Benefit

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Ted Mathas

We’re gearing up for our 2017 Spring Benefit where we’ll be celebrating our reaching 1 million students since our founding. We are honoring three visionaries in the field of education who have lent a tremendous amount of support toward our mission of closing the learning gap. 

Meet Ted Mathas, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Insurance Company.   



Pictured: Ted Mathas in a middle school photo

EXPANDED SCHOOLSWhere did you grow up?

TED MATHASNorfolk, Virginia.

What was your favorite class in school and why?

TMHistory. Why? Please read Knowing History and Knowing Who We Are" by David McCullough. 

ESWhat extracurricular activity had the most impact on who you are today?

TM: Editor of school newspaper. I was offered this role as a consolation prize after losing the election to be the student body president. In writing and editing, I began to find my voice. Sometimes the best lessons come from not getting what you want. 

ESIf you could give one piece of advice to a middle schooler, what would it be?



Join us at our Spring Benefit on May 2!






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