Earle I Mack is a rare jewel in the world. He is an avid supporter of the arts, a lifelong philanthropist, and a protector of Thoroughbred horses. A businessman, Mack has also worked in public service and been an advocate for education. Earle I. Mack is a cultured man in every respect, with a lifetime of honorable achievements under his belt—and he’s still earning more.
A public servant for life, Mack served in the U.S. Army Infantry and Military Police and as United States Ambassador to Finland. He is a former graduate of Drexel University and Fordham School of law, as well as a member of The Drexel 100. He was awarded an honorary degree in Doctor of Humane Letters from Yeshiva University.
In the business world, Earle I Mack was Senior Partner of The Mack Company and on the Board of Directors for the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. He’s also served on the executive committee for the National Realty Council, has been a board member of the New York State Business Venture Partnership, and was Chairman of the New York State Racing Commission. These days, he’s a seasoned horse breeder and trader. In the fall of 2012, Earle I Mack was one of six people elected to the Jockey Club’s Board of Directors. He has nearly half a century’s worth of experience supporting the humane treatment and proper retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses.
Mack has also been involved heavily in the arts, once serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts, and now as Chairman Emeritus. He was also a board member for the New York City Ballet, a co-chairman for the Dance Theater of Harlem, and a member of the New York Governor’s Committee on Scholastic Achievement.
As a philanthropist, Earle I Mack may be best known for his contributions to the Haitian people following the massive earthquake in January 2010. Mack was able to provide trauma physicians, surgeons, and medical supplies by responding quickly and wholeheartedly. He both paid for and arranged for several teams to be dispatched immediately following the earthquake.
One thing he certainly believes in is charitable giving. Earle I Mack recently interviewed with The Situation Room on CNN to discuss the importance of charitable deductions and the negative effect many were worried the fiscal cliff would have on them. Luckily for Mack and other charitable Americans, the fiscal agreement for 2013 did not put a cap on charitable contribution deductions.
Tom Meeker, a leader for one of the missions to Haiti funded and arranged by Mack said that the businessman had “really gone above and beyond. I’m so proud to be associated with him… He’s just terrific… Had it not been for Earle Mack, our team would not have been down there—as simple as that.”