The Mody Foundation has been actively involved in the Washington-area philanthropic
community, participating with the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation, The Orphan Network, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and
the Easter Seals. The Mody Foundation also has supported Cardinals AAU Basketball,
Alexandria Rising Stars Basketball, Joe Gibbs’ Youth For Tomorrow and The Good Samaritan
Foundation. Mr. Mody was a charter member of the Redskins Leadership Council
and served as chairman of Washington’s 2003 Fight Night, which raised a then record
$2 million for the Fight for Children organization. Mr. Mody is also serves on the MSE
Foundation Board of Directors.
Anthony Nader is managing director of SWaN & Legend Venture
Partners. SWaN & Legend is a portfolio of widely diversifi ed investments,
including growth-oriented companies, startup ventures,
domestic and international real estate holdings and the Washington
Nationals Baseball Club.
Mr. Nader is vice chairman at Asurion, a company that he successfully
merged with his company, NEW, in 2008. He joined the upstart
NEW in 1990 as chief operating offi cer, was named president in 1999
and chief executive offi cer in 2006. Under his leadership, NEW grew to be the largest global
provider of extended service plans for the consumer electronics and appliance industry.
Mr. Nader serves on a number of volunteer and for-profi t boards. He is the chairman of
the Inova Health System Board of Trustees. He is the past chairman of the Inova Health
System Foundation Board where he has served since 2001. He serves on the Board of
The Cranemere Group Limited, Optoro Inc., BigTeams, Arlington Asset Investment Corp.,
DuraTap and MusiCapital. He is a member of Venture Philanthropy Partners, The Economic
Club of Washington, D.C., is a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)
and is a current member of YPO Gold (formerly the World Presidents’ Organization). Mr.
Nader is a graduate of John Carroll University and holds an MBA from the Weatherhead
School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He and his wife, Annette,
have three children.
Fredrick D. Schaufeld founded NEW Corp. (now NEW Asurion
Corp.) in 1983 with a $79 investment. NEW Asurion is now the
world’s largest consumer product protection company, employing
over 18,000 people throughout the globe.
In 2006 Mr. Schaufeld founded SWaN Investors (predecessor to
SWaN & Legend Venture Partners) with Tony Nader and Cliff White.
Mr. Schaufeld sits on the boards of Fund investments CustomInk,
KIND, José Andrés’ Think Food Group, Noodle Companies and Sugar
23. He is a partner in the Washington Nationals, Team Liquid and the Professional Fighters
He and his wife, Karen, live in Virginia and are active in organizations dedicated to early
childhood development, literacy, health, environment, peace and the arts. He sits on the
boards of a number of nonprofi t organizations, including Fight for Children and is the chair
of the Inova Health Foundation. He is a member of Venture Philanthropy Partners and is
an active supporter of the Schaufeld Family Heart Center of the Inova Loudoun Hospital,
the Fredrick D. and Karen G. Schaufeld Lower School of Loudoun Country Day School,
Leesburg, Va., and the Fredrick D. Schaufeld Scholarship Program, Westbury, N.Y. He
received his BA in government from Lehigh University.
Earl Stafford founded The Stafford Foundation in 2002, a faithbased,
non-profi t organization founded on promoting the principles
of Jesus Christ. The foundation provides support and assistance to
the underserved and the socially and economically distressed in order
for them to become self-reliant. The Stafford Foundation created
and funded The People’s Inaugural Project which brought together
over 400 of the nations underserved and marginalized to witness
and participate in the historic inauguration of President Obama. The
foundation then launched its nationwide Doing Good campaign, created to inspire and
encourage people across all socio-economic levels to get involved and volunteer their
efforts to help make their communities and the world better. Mr. Stafford also serves as
the Chief Executive Offi cer of The Wentworth Group, LLC, a privately-held holding company
that provides essential business services and growth investment support to commercial,
technology-focused small businesses. Prior to assuming his current position,
Mr. Stafford served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Offi cer of Universal Systems &
Technology, Inc. (UNITECH), an advanced training and simulation technology company
that provided innovative solutions to solve mission-critical military, national security and
counterterrorism issues worldwide.
Before entering the corporate world, Mr. Stafford had a distinguished career in the U.S.
military which included service as the assistant Air Force Liaison Offi cer to the Federal Aviation
Administration. He currently serves on the Boards of the Horatio Alger Association,
the Wesley Theological Seminary, the Apollo Theater Foundation, the National Symphony
Orchestra, the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, and the Morehouse College – Andrew
Young Center for Global Leadership. Mr. Stafford received a Presidential appointment
to the Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars.
Mr. Stafford holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. He is a graduate of the
OPM executive program at Harvard Business School and holds several honorary doctoral
degrees. Mr. Stafford and his wife Amanda reside in McLean, Virginia.
George P. Stamas is a senior partner in the Washington and
New York offi ces of the international law fi rm Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher LLP. A graduate of the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania (1973) and the University of Maryland Law School (1976),
Mr. Stamas began his career as a special counsel in the Enforcement
Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
He has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers
and Best Lawyers in America for many years and was previously named
by The American Lawyer as one of the leading 45 lawyers in America under the age of 45.
Mr. Stamas was the former vice chairman of the board of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown,
Inc., a founding board member of FTI Consulting (NYSE), and a venture partner of New
Enterprise Associates and is active in numerous local and national civic affairs. In addition
to being a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is on the board of the Shakespeare
Theatre Company, Leadership 100, Caves Valley Golf Club, the Baltimore Orioles,
is an Archon of the International Order of St. Andrew, and is President of the Board and
co-founder of the Hellenic Initiative.
Cliff White was a founding partner and the fi nancial architect of
NEW Customer Service Companies, Inc. (NEW), the nation’s leading
provider of extended service plans and buyer protection programs for
consumer products. Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Sterling,
Va., the award-winning post-sale consumer care company through a
merger in 2008 became a unit of Asurion Corporation.
Mr. White is a graduate of Lehigh University, where he currently
serves on the advisory board for the Dean of the College of Business
and Economics. He started his career as a CPA with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in New York
City. Currently he along with two other founding members of NEW are partners in SWaN
Investors, a diversifi ed private investment fund with over two dozen investments, including
the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.
Mr. White is an active philanthropist and sits on the Board of the Community Foundation
of Montgomery County, where he and his wife Debbie have their family foundation. In
addition to his board duties, Cliff is also on the foundation’s Sharing Montgomery Grants
Committee and the founder and chair of the foundation’s Neighbors in Need Montgomery
Fund, which assists vulnerable county residents with safety net services (food, housing
& employment), workforce development, and educational opportunities. Cliff and Debbie
are also donors in Venture Philanthropy Partners, an innovative philanthropic organization
that makes investments in high-performing nonprofi t organizations that serve children
and youth of low-income families in the National Capital region, where Cliff currently
serves on its board. In addition, Cliff is the Treasurer of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
in Bethesda, MD.
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