The Alexander Hamilton for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) congratulates board member Howard Morgan on being named Vice Chair of the Parkinson’s Foundation (PF).  The newly-created foundation was formed through a recent merger of two nonprofit organizations.

Upon accepting his new position with Parkinson’s Foundation, Mr. Morgan stated “The creation of the Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) represents an historic moment for the Parkinson’s community.  There are more than 10 million people living with Parkinson’s worldwide who urgently need better treatments and a cure.  The merger of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) — all too rare an occurrence in the nonprofit sector — provides a unique opportunity to blend our strengths, resources and rich histories to better serve the Parkinson’s community.  As we come together as a newer, stronger organization — one with a $20 million budget, more than 90 employees, and a talented team of researchers, health professionals, patient advocates and volunteers around the US and the world — we do so with a redoubled commitment toward our shared goal: creating a world without Parkinson’s disease.”
“We would like to congratulate Howard on his new leadership role at the Parkinson’s Foundation,” said AHI President Richard Erlanger.  “Howard Morgan has received a significant honor at a major foundation whose work is known worldwide,” added AHI Executive Director Robert Paquette.  “We at the AHI could not be happier for him and are very thankful to have him on our board.”

Mr. Morgan is Partner and Senior Managing Director of Argand Partners in New York, NY.  He previously served as president of the private equity firm Castle Harlan for twenty years.  Mr. Morgan earned his B.A. in 1984 from Hamilton College, where he was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.