Haranzo Appointed to Museum Board

April 13, 2002

Mark E. Haranzo of Darien has been nominated to the Board of Trustees of the American Museum in Britain located at Claverton Manor, Bath U. K. The American Museum is generally considered the most significant collection of Americana outside the United States. The Museum was founded in 1961 by the late Dallas Bache Pratt, a New York philanthropist, and John Judkyn of Britain. The museum obtains support in the United States from the Halcyon Foundation.

Mr. Haranzo is a partner in the Stamford office of Wiggin & Dana where he specializes in Trusts & Estates and not-for-profit institutions. Wiggin & Dana is a full service, Connecticut-based law firm that represents corporations and individuals throughout the U. S., Canada and abroad.

According to the Countess of Airlie, the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum, "We are delighted that Mark has agreed to join our Board. Not only is he intimately familiar with our Museum and Halcyon Foundation, but we will also welcome his expertise in raising funds for our important new Gallery project. Mark will also be working with our other American Trustees and Friends in raising the profile of the Museum within the United States." Haranzo stated , "[n]ot only am I gratified to have some hand in the continuance of Dallas’s life’s work, I am also proud to be associated with an organization that reflects the history and spirit of the United States to those outside of our borders. This is particularly true during these difficult times."

Haranzo also serves as Secretary-Treasurer of Halcyon Foundation and is the Secretary-Treasurer of Two Mauds, Inc., an animal welfare organization based in New York City. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra and a past Commander of the Darien Sail & Power Squadron. He lives in Darien with his wife, Gilda, and their three young children.