Alfred E. Smith IV accepts his great grandfather’s (Alfred E. Smith) posthumous induction to the Labor Hall of Fame from Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, with Congressman Peter King of New York in attendance. (DOL photo/Shawn Moore)
|Alfred E. Smith IV|
The Cancer Research and Treatment Fund is honored to pay tribute to Alfred E. Smith IV as our 2006 Cancer Survivor of the Year at our Annual Dinner on November 2 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. He contracted a rare form of throat cancer in his mid thirties but has not let its side affects hinder his service to his profession and his community.
Al is Managing Director of Bear Wagner Specialists LLC, a specialist and member firm of the New York Stock Exchange.
After finishing Iona Prep and Villanova, Al began his Wall Street career as an independent floor broker of the New York Stock Exchange. In 1975, he relocated to Chicago to join Mitchell-Hutchins, where he served as Vice President until 1979 when he returned to New York and was named Partner of CMJ Partners. In 1997, he joined Bear Wagner as Managing Director.
Mr. Smith is a Knight of Malta, Chairman of the Government Relations Committee for the New York Stock Exchange, and Chairman of the Wall Street Division of the Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity. He is the great-grandson of the late legendary Governor of New York and serves as the Director, Secretary, and Dinner Chairman for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation, as well as Master of Ceremonies at the Annual Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner.
Mr. Smith serves as Chair of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers Board of Directors. He served as a member of the Saint Vincent Manhattan Board from 1986-2000 and is the Co-Chair of the Guaranteeing the Future of Comprehensive Caring $100 million capital campaign.
His family shares in his philanthropic work with St. Vincent. Nan Moore Smith his wife and partner of 30 years has had an affiliation with the Executive Board of the Auxiliary for more than 20 years and served on several event committees’ including this evening’s Angelus Award Gala. In recent years his children Alfred, V and Catherine and daughter -in-law Dana have also become involved as members of the President’s Council, a dedicated group of young professionals committed to enhancing support of Saint Vincent’s and by serving as members of this evening’s Junior Committee of the Gala.
In addition, he is a Trustee of Calvary Hospital, a member of the President’s Council at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Chairman of the Irish Chamber of Commerce of the USA, and a Director of the Center for Hope and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Al is also a founder and Chairman of Hackers for Hope, a foundation dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and cancer care in New York and Connecticut.
Over the years, Al has received numerous honors and awards including: featured speaker, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Westchester, 2004; Honoree, United Hospital Fund, 2004; Man of the Year, St. James School, 2003; Medal of Honor, Calvary Hospital, 2001; Man of the Year, Irish Chamber of Commerce of the USA, 2000; Partnership Award, Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, 1999; Good Scout of the Year, Boy Scouts of America, 1998; Man of the Year, Iona Prep, 1996; Humanitarian Award, Pregnancy Care Center, 1995; Club of Champions God Medal Award, Catholic Youth Organization, 1994; Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 1994; National Brotherhood Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1994; American Cancer Society’s Gold Sword of Hope Award, 1993; the Terence Cardinal Cooke Humanitarian Award, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, 1993; and the 2004 Angelus Award, St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center.
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