Stephen P. Murray, a world renowned private equity investor, was also a philanthropist who felt it was important to give back for the some of the goodness he received in life. He was as committed to the organizations he supported as he was to his family and career.
In addition to being a mover and shaker at CCMP and several other companies that preceded CCMP he served on the board of directions of several high profile companies including Octagon Credit Investors, Ollies Bargain Outlet, Inforgroup, Inc., LHP Hospital Group and Crestcom International.
His greatest passion in life was his commitment to his philanthropic endeavors which he pursued with a zest and drive not recognized in a lot of people. His personal philosophy was to help others and pass on some of the goodness he received during his lifetime.
Stephen Murray CCMP Capital support of organizations such as the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Boston College and Columbia Business School, Make A Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Stamford Museum. He not only supported these organizations financially, but felt it important to be involved personally. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stephen-p-murray#/entity
It would have been easy to write a check and call it a day, but he decided it was important to meet some of the recipients to offer advice, encouragement and let them know the community at large cares.
It was his philanthropic spirit that often led the way during his life giving him a solid foundation for all aspects of his life and his endeavors. He led by example and instilled in his family and co-workers the importance of giving back and providing opportunities for others.
For every gift received he felt it important to give back two. He was a man of great wisdom and understanding and those two attributes served him well through the tears.
In March of 2015, Mr. Stephan P. Murray passed away at the age of 52. The world lost a man of vision and compassion and the world of philanthropy lost one of its greatest contributors.
Mr. Murray left an indelible mark on the private equity industry as well as his community and those that knew him were very blessed.