Charles P. Stevenson Jr. was graduated magna cum laude from Yale College in 1969. He is currently the president of Navigator Group, Inc., a private investment firm. He served as the chairman of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation's Finance Committee, and he is also chair of the board of trustees of Bard College where two professorships, the gymnasium, and main library are named in his honor. An ardent environmentalist with an interest in habitat restoration for ocean-swimming salmon, which are endangered by dams on the Lower Snake River, he owns and operates the Middle Fork Lodge in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area in Idaho. His residence is in Southampton, New York, and he is married to Alex Kuczynski, a writer for the New York Times. He has been a trustee of the Foundation since 1994.