Eddie became a CPA after graduating from Syracuse University. He later attended law school at SU and went on to establish the firm Green and Seifter. During his professional career he served on many boards including the Syracuse Symphony, the Syracuse Jewish Federation, Everson Museum, Syracuse Stage, the Gifford Foundation, and the Interreligious Council. He maintained his practice until retiring in 2000, at which point he founded an investment advisory firm, Edward S. Green & Associates, in association with his daughter Nancy. Eddie passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 2, 2017, following complications from a stroke on Valentine’s Day.

“During my board service we considered buying the philanthropy center. I said ‘Don’t be afraid to buy it…This is going to be your home for the next 100 years.’ It’s been a really beautiful addition to the community and a wonderful place to have a heart for giving, in a location that you can touch, and feel, and see and walk in and out of. In recent years I have enjoyed watching the Community Foundation grow. They are a tremendous force, their attitudes are good, and they are active with new ideas and thoughts.”
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