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Board of Directors
Broad Street Review’s Board of Directors: Brief biographies of Neil Kleinman, Priscilla M. Luce, Gresham Riley, Dan Rottenberg and W. Bourne Ruthrauff.
He was editor and founder of Umbrella Publications in New York and has written many articles and monographs.
He has a B.A. in English with highest honors from the University of California— Santa Barbara in 1959, an M.A, in English (1960) and a Ph.D. (1965) from the University of Connecticut, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1984).
Priscilla M. Luce
Her long career in corporate communications with TRW Inc., a Fortune 100 diversified industrial company based in Cleveland, Ohio, involved working with the company’s operations in more than 200 locations around the world. As vice president, corporate communications, she led a staff of 25. She also directed a $16 million fund-raising campaign for the Cleveland Public Schools chaired by TRW’s CEO. She is an expert in crisis management, strategic planning, marketing communications and issue communications.
As executive director of the TRW Foundation, she annually distributed $5 million to non-profit organizations in communities where the company’s facilities were located.
Luce has been volunteer president and executive director of The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 2000. (Grnfield was her grandfather.)
While in Cleveland, Luce served in numerous board leadership roles (including president) for non-profit organizations, such as the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, New Organization for the Visual Arts, WCPN/90.3 FM (later merged with WVIZ/PBS to form Ideastream), and Business Volunteers Unlimited, which she helped found. She also served as chairman of the Cleveland State University Foundation, which raises private funds and manages the University’s endowment, which during her tenure more than doubled to $40 million. She is currently vice president of the board of the Philadelphia Theatre Company and chairman of its Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee.
She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English and attended executive programs at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; the London Business School, and the J. L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She is currently listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.
From 1981 to 1992, Dr. Riley was President of Colorado College, where he planned and implemented a $43.5 million fundraising campaign that eventually raised $51.2 million. During his presidency, average annual gift support rose from approximately $3 million to $9 million, and the market value of the college’s endowment rose from $38.5 million to $175 million. He also launched the college’s first long-range strategic plan and led development of a comprehensive Campus Master Plan.
From 1999-2006 he was founder and president of Philanthropic Management LLC, a private consulting firm whose mission was to assist individuals, families, foundations, and corporations to develop comprehensive strategic plans for their charitable giving. In 2007 Dr. Riley retired. He continues to accept visiting professorships in philosophy. He is currently engaged in an extend research project on the topic of evil.
Dr. Riley is a magna cum laude graduate of Baylor University in philosophy and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Yale University. He has been honored with a Fulbright Scholarship (Germany), a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Danforth Fellowship, a Visiting Fulbright Lectureship in India, and two Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.
From 2000 to 2004 he was editor of Family Business, an international quarterly magazine dealing with family-owned companies, where he remains senior editor. From 1996 to 1998 he was editor of the Philadelphia Forum, a weekly Philadelphia opinion paper that he founded. In 1993 he created Seven Arts, a monthly magazine based in Philadelphia. From 1981 to 1993 he edited the Welcomat, a unique Philadelphia-based weekly opinion forum, now known as Philadelphia Weekly.
He wrote an editorial-page column for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1978 to 1997. He has written more than 300 articles for such magazines as Town & Country, Reader’s Digest, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Civilization, American Benefactor, Bloomberg Personal Finance, TV Guide, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Chicago and many others. He served as a consultant in 1981 when Forbes magazine launched its annual “Forbes 400” list of wealthiest Americans. His syndicated film commentaries appeared in monthly city magazines around the U.S. from 1971 to 1983.
For more information, visit his personal website.
Wilbur Bourne Ruthrauff
His private ethics practice includes advice to individual attorneys, law firms, and corporate entities. He has litigated ethics disputes in the Federal Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He has served as an expert witness on ethics issues.
He has also served with the Philadelphia Bar Association Professional Guidance Committee providing confidential ethics advice to lawyers since 1974. From 2001-2003 he served as chair of that Committee. In 2004, he was also named to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. He serves as Ethics Counsel for Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLP. He has lectured and presented workshops on trial evidence and attorney ethics.
Ruthrauff graduated in 1864 from the University of Pennsylvania. where he served as the Editor in Chief of the Daily Pennsylvanian. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1967, where he won the finals of the Keedy Moot Court Competition.
Ruthrauff has served as chair of the Committee of Seventy; as President of the Philadelphia City Institute; as graduate President of the Class of 1964 from Penn and has volunteered for other civic and charitable organizations. He presently serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Montessori Charter School.
He lives with his wife Carolyn Wyeth in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; he has two children and two grandchildren. His hobby is competing in triathlons. For more information, see his profile page.