Nick Stephens '77
Chair of the Board
Nick Stephens graduated from Bennington in 1977 with a degree in Literature, while there he studied with Bill Dixon, Alan Cheuse, Nick Delbanco, Alvin Feinman, and Claude Fredericks. After several years working in New York City, he attended Columbia Business School where he received his MBA in Finance in 1981. Following a brief stint in consulting with Coopers & Lybrand Nick joined Edgewood Management Company (now Edgewood Management LLC) in 1984 and continues to work there today having become a Portfolio Manager in 1987 and a Partner in 1993. He is a member of Edgewood’s Investment Committee.
Nick has been on the board of Bennington since 2015, serving as Chairman of the Investment Committee, Vice-Chairman and now Board Chairman. He is Chairman of the Board of the Greater NY Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, having served on that board since 2006. Nick has also served as President of The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe, and as Treasurer of the Bronxville School Foundation. Other previous community involvements include board and investment committee member of Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, co-head of the Investment Committee of the Reformed Church of Bronxville, board and investment committee member of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy, and investment committee member of Sarah Lawrence College.
Nick was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1954 and raised in Summit, New Jersey. He met his wife, Lisa Kunstadter, at Columbia Business School. They have two adult sons and have resided in Bronxville, NY since 1986.