Tuesday's Children


Patrick O’Connor and Lou Romano add financial and operational expertise to nonprofit’s Board as organization expands programs

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2018 – Tuesday’s Children, the leading nonprofit organization providing long-term support to communities, families and individuals impacted by terrorism or the loss of a service member in the military, has added financial and operational executives Patrick O’Connor and Lou Romano to its board of directors.

“Patrick and Lou bring extensive experience in their respective areas that will be of great value to Tuesday’s Children,” said Terry Sears, executive director of Tuesday’s Children. “As we continue to expand our programs and reach, we welcome the insight of our Board and staff to give us perspective and guidance that will enable Tuesday’s Children to help a greater number of families and communities in ever more meaningful ways.”

O’Connor is a director at BlackRock and serves as the global head of operational risk and reputational risk within the Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group. In this capacity, he has direct responsibility for the oversight of identifying, analyzing and communicating operational risks to a wide range of stakeholders including the firm’s leadership, board of directors, clients and external regulators.

“Throughout my career, I have devoted myself to philanthropic efforts that focus on veterans and military families,” said O’Connor. “Once I started to learn more about how Tuesday’s Children provides long-term support for communities and families affected by terrorism and war, I knew I wanted to be involved with their mission in any capacity possible. Tuesday’s Children is addressing an important gap within the existing support model for a group of victims that is, seemingly, increasing in size.”

Romano is a senior banker and managing director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank responsible for managing ultra-high net worth relationships in New York and Connecticut. His main focus is working with hedge fund principals and executives in the financial services industry. Romano and his team advise and assist clients on credit needs, portfolio construction, investment management and the formulation of a comprehensive wealth plan that includes sophisticated trust and estate planning.

“Tuesday’s Children’s mission to help those impacted by terrorism and military families who have suffered loss is ardently in line with my own core beliefs,” said Romano. “Joining the Board has given me the opportunity to be immediately impactful by helping an already amazing organization.”

Tuesday’s Children was originally founded to help those impacted by the events of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, and has since expanded to become the leading nonprofit organization providing long-term support to communities, families and individuals around the world impacted by terrorism or the loss of a family member in the military. Tuesday’s Children offers a time-tested, long-term approach that enables families and communities to heal, recover and thrive. Among the programs offered by the organization are youth mentoring, health and wellness counseling, career guidance, adult and family services and community outreach. The organization is headquartered in New York. Tuesday’s Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. More information can be found at TuesdaysChildren.org, and on social media (Twitter: @TuesdaysChldrn, Instagram: @TuesdaysChldrn, Facebook: /TuesdaysChildren, LinkedIn: Tuesday’s Children).

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