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Ed Hajim: On the Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom

July 31 @ EST 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

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In a memoir filled with human drama, wisdom and timeless life lessons, On the Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom tells the improbable story of how Hajim bounced from foster homes to orphanages in a daily struggle to survive, to living the American dream as an accomplished Wall Street executive and model family man with the means to give back to a world that seemed intent on rejecting him.

Ed Hajim will be in conversation with Joe Flaherty

Ed Hajim, the son of a Syrian immigrant, is a Wall Street executive with more than 50 years of investment experience. He is the chairman of High Vista, a Boston-based money management company. In 2008, after 20 years as a trustee of the University of Rochester, Hajim began an eight-year tenure as chairman of the university’s board. He has donated $30 million to the university support scholarships and endow the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In 2015, he received the Horatio Alger Award, given to Americans who exemplify the values of initiative, leadership, and commitment to excellence, and who have succeeded despite personal adversities.

Joe Flaherty founded Writers & Books and served as the organization’s executive director for nearly 40 years. Prior to earning a B.A. in English Literature from Penn State University and an MFA in Photography and Visual Arts from The Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, he was raised in an orphanage where he discovered his love of reading. He likes to say that all his best friends and teachers while growing up were books.

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Date:
July 31
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Cost:
Free
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Ed Hajim

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Event Date(s)
Saturday, July 31, 2021, 3 - 3:40 pm EST

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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
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https://wab.org/
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