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Founding Board Member, Richard Schubert and his wife, Chairman, Virginia Austin Schubert, taking a lunch break, while on safari in Livingstone.
Founding Board Member, Richard Schubert and his wife, Chairman, Virginia Austin Schubert, taking a lunch break, while on safari in Livingstone.
Dick Schubert
(Treasurer and Co-founder)

Dick Schubert has served in leadership positions in law, business, government and the non-profit sector. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of the Executive Coaching Network and Washington representative and founding board member of Management & Training Corporation. In addition, he serves as Chairman Emeritus of the International Youth Foundation, Vice Chairman and founding board member of the Leader to Leader Institute, formerly known as the Drucker Foundation, Chairman of the board of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc., member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Principal in the Center for Excellence in Government. He is a member of the Executive Committee the friends of the Czech Republic and a founding board member of the Friends of Zambia. Mr. Schubert was born in, and attended public school, in Trenton, New Jersey and graduated cum laude in 1958 from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Mr. Schubert graduated from Yale Law School in 1961 with a Bachelor of Law degree and immediately joined the legal staff of Bethlehem Steel’s Labor Relations Division. In 1966 he was promoted to Assistant Manager of the division.

In March 1970, Mr. Schubert accepted an appointment as Executive Assistant to Under Secretary of Labor James D. Hodgson. A year later, he was nominated to be Solicitor of the Department of Labor by President Nixon and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Mr. Schubert returned to Bethlehem Steel in February 1973 as Assistant to the Vice President for Industrial Relations, but was then nominated by President Nixon to be Under Secretary of Labor. He served for 21 months.

In April 1975, Mr. Schubert returned to Bethlehem Steel as Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs. He was elected Vice President for Public Affairs in December 1976, then President and Director of the corporation on January 31, 1979. A year later he was elected Vice Chairman and served in that capacity until his resignation in June 1982. Mr. Schubert served as President of the American Red Cross from January 1, 1983 until May 31, 1989. Mr. Schubert then served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Points of Light Foundation from December 1990 until July 1995.

Eastern Nazarene College awarded Mr. Schubert an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree in June 1975. He served on the College Board of Trustees for twenty-five years, as the Vice Chairman of the Board and/or President of the Alumni Association for much of that time. In June 1983, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Allentown College St. Francis de Sales. In May 1986, Mr. Schubert received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio and an Honorary Doctor of Humanics from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. In May 1988 he received an Honorary Doctorate degree form Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Schubert currently resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Virginia Austin Schubert.

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