Marty Richards, Caroline Hirsch,
Louis J. Cappelli, and Tony Cointreau
|STERLING BANCORP CHAIRMAN AND CEO LOUIS J. CAPPELLI|
NAMED “MAN OF THE YEAR” BY BOYS’ TOWNS OF ITALY
NEW YORK, N.Y., April 2, 2004 – Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL), a financial
holding company with assets of $1.8 billion, announced today that Louis J.
Cappelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been selected by the Boys’
Towns of Italy as “Man of the Year.” Mr. Cappelli will be honored at the Boys’
Towns of Italy 59th Anniversary “Ball of the Year” tonight at the Waldorf Astoria in
New York City.
Founded in 1945, Boys’ Towns of Italy is one of the oldest registered United
States charities authorized for service abroad. The organization provides
assistance to children who are victims of abandonment, family dysfunction,
domestic violence, wars and oppressive poverty. Previous Man of the Year”
honorees include President Harry S. Truman and Frank Sinatra.
“It is an honor to be recognized for such a prestigious award and to be listed
among such esteemed past honorees,” said Mr. Cappelli. “Boys’ Towns provides
services that make a difference for children across the world. I am proud to be
associated with a truly remarkable, charitable organization.”
Mr. Cappelli, a native New Yorker, is also active in other philanthropic
organizations including the Catholic Youth Organization, AmeriCares
humanitarian mission to Kosovo; Development Corporation for Israel Bonds; United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York and The American Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Mr. Cappelli has previously been honored by a number of organizations for his charitable contributions and business successes including State of Israel Bonds, Anti Defamation League, Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, United Cerebral Palsy, Ohel Children’s Home & Family Services and Calvary Hospital.
About Sterling Bancorp
Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL) is a financial holding company with assets of $1.8
billion, offering a broad array of banking and financial services products. Its
principal banking subsidiary is Sterling National Bank, founded in 1929. Sterling
provides a wide range of products and services, including business and
consumer loans, commercial and residential mortgage lending and brokerage,
asset-based financing, factoring, trade financing, equipment leasing, corporate
and consumer deposit services, trust and estate administration, and investment
management services. The Company has operations in New York, New Jersey,
and North Carolina and conducts business throughout the U.S.
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Louis J. Cappelli is Chairman of Sterling National Bank/Sterling Bancorp, whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:STL). Starting as a 18-year-old mail room messenger at Sterling, he rose through the ranks to his current position.
A native New Yorker, served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53. Graduated from the City College of New York in 1958, received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Active in civil, charitable, ecumenical and other organizations. A member of American Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Knight of Malta); Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity; Columbus Citizens Foundation; Alumni Association of CCNY; Development Corporation for Israel Bonds; Economic Club of New York; New York City Board of Education Audit Advisory Committee; New York Friars Club; Saint Joseph’s Finance and Administration Committee; United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York; University Club and Westchester Country Club.
Involved in numerous industry-related organizations, A member of American Bankers Association; Director, Commercial Finance Association; Financemen’s Club of New York; Federal Reserve Bank of New York Nominating Committee; Director, New York State Bankers Association. Former director, Fashion Institute of Technology- Consiglio d’Istituto of Polimoda.
A former member of Mayor Dinkins’ New York City Council of Economic Advisors. Previously active in Meals on Wheels (Westchester, NY); the Boy Scouts of America; Yonkers Community Relations Board; American Management Association; New York Institute of Credit; Director of New York University Management Decision Laboratory; and Director of Long Island University’s "The Business Game" graduate program. In addition, served as "Principal for a Day" at alma mater, William Howard Taft High School (Bronx, NY).
Volunteers at St. Francis Xavier Church (New York, NY) and the Dutch Reformed Church (Westchester,NY), serving meals and distributing clothing to the homeless and others in need.
Honored with the Gates of Jerusalem Medal from State of Israel Bonds; Bronze Award from the Financial World Magazine "Top Chief Executive"; Human Relations Award from the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith; Leadership in Business Award from Coalition of Italo-American Associations, Inc.
A resident of Bronxville, New York; Milford, Connecticut; Windham, New York. Married to the former Virginia M. Delger. Five children and four grandchildren.
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