Legg Mason Investment Council CEO Joins Community Foundation Board

April 21, 2014

The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced that Harry O’Mealia, Chairman and CEO of Legg Mason Investment Counsel, has joined the Board of Trustees.

Mr. O’Mealia joined Legg Mason in 2005, continuing a long career in the financial services industry.  Immediately before joining Legg Mason, he was a Managing Director of Tiedemann Trust Company, specializing in manager search, client acquisition and relationship management.  He previously served as President and CEO of US Trust Company of New Jersey, Regional Head of JP Morgan Company’s Private Client Group in New Jersey, President of O’Mealia Outdoor Advertising, President of Black River Media Publishing Company, and Associate in the corporate department of Lowenstein Sandler LLP.

“Harry will be an important new voice on our board given his considerable experience in finance and understanding of the best investment vehicles for trusts and small institutions,” said Thomas Uhlman, Chairman of the CFNJ Board.  “Our Board and staff look forward to working with Harry to grow the Foundation’s own assets while also staying ahead of the curve in providing our donors with innovative and impactful philanthropic giving opportunities.”

Mr. O’Mealia is the Chairman of the Independent College Fund of Maryland, and is a member of the New Jersey Advisory Council for The Trust for Public Land. He is a member of the Bars of the State of New Jersey and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a past Board member of The Maryland Academy of Sciences, The Baltimore Urban Debate League, NJN, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Morristown Memorial Hospital.

He earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University.

“The Community Foundation’s approach to donor services and commitment to local communities is really quite remarkable,” said O’Mealia.  “I am pleased to be affiliated with this important institution and lend my time and experience to ensuring its good works continue.”

About the Community Foundation of New Jersey

Established in 1979, the Community Foundation of New Jersey’s mission is to support charitable giving that is inspired by our donors, targeted at making our communities stronger, driven by creative solutions, and effective in achieving lasting change.  Through a combination of Legacy Funds and Donor Advised Funds, the foundation has granted an average of more than $30 million each year to charitable organizations and currently stewards over $270 million in charitable assets for current needs and future challenges.