Harvey P. Dale is University Professor of Philanthropy and the Law and the Director of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University. He has been a member of the faculty of the New York University School of Law since 1977, teaching primarily in the field of nonprofit organizations for the last twenty years. Professor Dale was Founding President and a Director of The Atlantic Philanthropies and was the President and CEO of the Atlantic Foundation for approximately twenty years (until September 1, 2001). He was a member of the Trustees Investment Committee of Cornell University from 1996 to 2005. In 2007, he was named a Presidential Councillor by the Cornell University Board of Trustees. From 2001 to 2007, Professor Dale was a member of the Overseers’ Committee to Visit the Harvard Law School. He serves as a Director, Trustee, President, or Chair of various charitable organizations both in the United States and abroad and as an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s project on “Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations.” He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Dale is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard University Law School.