Eugene Mercy, Jr. '59
Madison Twenty-Four Associates, LLC
Eugene Mercy, Jr. graduated from Lehigh University in 1959, and went on to serve as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. From 1961-1964, Mr. Mercy was associated with Halle and Stieglitz (members, New York Stock Exchange). In 1964, he joined Goldman Sachs & Co. in the securities sales department. In 1968 he became vice president of the securities sales and equity trading departments. He was elected a general partner in 1971.
Mr. Mercy had a successful 25-year career with Goldman Sachs. He became a limited partner in 1988 and a limited partner of the Goldman Sachs Group, L.P. in 1989. In 1996, he was appointed to the Goldman Sachs Limited Partner Advisory Committee and in May 1999, he became a senior director of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Mr. Mercy served as a principal in Granite Capital International Group, which he founded after leaving Goldman Sachs in 1991.
In 1988, Mr. Mercy was awarded the "L-in-Life" award by the Lehigh New York Alumni Club for his outstanding service to the university. Mr. Mercy served on the Board of Trustees at Lehigh, where he chaired the development committee from 1995-2000, and was a member of the executive committee, and the committees for academic affairs, nominating, and cultural affairs committees. He served as vice chairman of the board until 1999, and now is a trustee emeritus.
Mr. Mercy is active in the community. He was formerly vice chairman of the board of The Loomis Chaffee School, vice chairman of the board of Beth Israel Medical Center and a trustee of Continuum Health Partners, Inc. He also serves on the Committee for Rare Books and Prints of the Museum of Modern Art, as vice president of New York Services for the Handicapped, as a member of the New York City School Volunteers Advisory Committee and is a board member and member of the Executive Committee of Seeds of Peace, Public Color.
Mercy currently lives in New York City.
Mr. Mercy is an honorary member of the Dean's Advisory Council.