Richard James Trant
Salpointe Preparatory, Tucson, Az. 1951-55, Member Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, Elected 2009.
U. of Notre Dame 1955-59, BSc. Undergraduate, Sorin Award for Academic Excellence 1959, Senior Senator, Student Senate 1958-9. Graduate: Director’s Circle Rockne Foundation, 2004-Present, NPO providing scholarship funds for scholar athletes in all ND sports. Member and Past Program Chair, Notre Dame Club of Boston. Member Notre Dame Club of New York City.
Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration(HBS)1959-61, MBA, Class of 1961. Marketing Club, Entrepreneurs Club. Post Graduate Research Associate. Case Development with Professors Walter Salmon and Theodore Levitt. Alumni Class Section Secretary. Alumni Reunion Co-Chair 40th, 45th, 50th Reunions. Member Harvard Club of Boston and Harvard Club of New York City.
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Guest Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, 1978.
International Health & Racquet Club Association (IHRSA), Trade Association for the Industry. Active Member and Leadership Volunteer for 42 years representing 40-Love, Inc. IHRSA has over 10,000 Member clubs around the world, an Annual Budget of $20,000,000, and hosts International Conferences in major foreign and domestic cities including Tokyo, Dublin, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, San Francisco, Dallas, and Las Vegas.
IHRSA, Founder and President New England Regional, National Industry Person
of the Year, National Board of Directors, Treasurer , Past Chair Market Research, Legislative Action Committees, Life member Advisory Board/Industry Council. Past Speaker-Presenter, Regional and International Conventions, Sessions on Marketing and Customer Retention Strategies.
During the last 20 years, in my volunteer and charitable work, I have concentrated my efforts with passion and personal satisfaction on expansion and creation of new audiences for Classical Music and Opera, improvement of the quality of education available to youth in the arts, and fund raising through arts events for Charter Schools providing breakout opportunities for disadvantaged Boston inner city children.
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) 1997- Present, Board of Directors, Past Chair Strategic Planning, Marketing Committees, Chair of Annual Fund Raising Galas 2005 and 2006, Co-founder with Conductor Benjamin Zander of the Thursday Discovery Concert Series initially funded by the Bose Corporation. Founder and Chair of theBPO pre-concert gala opening night Discovery Concert fund raising dinner events at Rialto Restaurant with Celebrity Chef Jody Adams which have raised funds in excess of $100,000 for Charter Schools serving children in underprivileged and disadvantaged areas of Boston while introducing more than 1,000 new patrons to the BPO.
Boston Lyric Opera (BLO), 2006-2009, Board of Overseers, Walnut Hill School for the Performing and Visual Arts (WHS), 2002-4, Board of Overseers, Past Member of Board of Visitors. WHS, founded 1882, is one of the leading performing and visual arts high schools in the U. S. with 292 students from 38 states and 18 foreign countries, and an operating budget of $15,000,000.
Boston Ballet, Patron