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Bill White is the Chairman and CEO of Constellations Group, a strategic consulting firm that advises corporations, foundations, and high net worth individuals with their business challenges and philanthropic endeavors.
Bill has dedicated his career to honoring, advocating and supporting our nation's military personnel, veterans and their families. He served as president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Intrepid Relief Fund. Under White's leadership, the museum emerged as a world-class education attraction welcoming almost 1,000,000 visitors. As President of the Intrepid family of foundations and lead director at their sister organizations, Bill led its fundraising totaling more than $600 million. He managed all operations, management, strategic planning and branding for the Intrepid Foundations, leading a team of over 250 professionals and thousands of volunteer personnel over the years. Bill spearheaded the $115 million capital campaign for the 2006-08 restoration of the museum, building the Intrepid brand to an internationally respected one.
He serves as a Trustee of the Fisher House Foundation, which builds comfort homes for patient families at military and veterans hospitals. He has raised $42 million for the construction of Fisher Houses and its endowment and maintenance funding.
Bill serves on the board of the News Corporation Global Diversity Council Advisory Board, SKIP of NYC, the Friends of the Hudson River Park, the Catholic Medical Mission Board, the Fisher Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundation at Rockefeller University, and NYC & Co.
He has visited the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and helped lead the first major entertainers visit to troops fighting in Iraq, featuring Robert DeNiro, Kid Rock & Wayne Newton. Bill also organized a Christmas 2010 visit with the USO to Afghanistan with Mark Wahlberg for the troops to preview his new critically acclaimed movie "The Fighter".
In 1991, Bill established Operation Support, a volunteer charitable organization that raised over $400,000 for the families of military personnel killed in the Persian Gulf War and donated the proceeds to the USO.
He co-authored the book, Intrepid: The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship, with Bob Gandt.
Bill has raised more than $2 billion for private equity, real estate, and hedge funds including the CIF NYC Fund, Guggenheim Advisors, Grove International Investors, and Palladium Partners.
He is twice the recipient of the Meritorious Public Service Award for extraordinary service from the US Coast Guard and for outstanding support from the US Navy. Bill was honored by the Lifesaving Benevolent Association for placing himself at risk to rescue an individual drowning in the Hudson River. Prime Minister Berlusconi awarded Bill the title of "Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana del Merito", an Honorary Knight of the Republic of Italy.
Bill attended Chaminade High School. He holds a B.A. from Fordham University and a Culinary Arts Degree from the French Culinary Institute.
Bill and his life partner, Bryan Eure, reside in New York City.
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