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Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. is one of the world's oldest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm invests in growth-oriented businesses, headquartered principally in North America, across three broad sectors: consumer and healthcare, media and info... more.
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Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston, where Tom Shepherd worked for twelve years as a Managing Director, has contributed $50,000 to the Shepherd Consortium in Tom's memory to honor the Shepherds.
I heard Tom say many times: 'Let's get on with it.' We will do just that." Tony DiNovi, Co-President of Thomas H. Lee Partners, wrote in announcing this gift, "Tom is an old, dear friend, and we all miss him greatly. DiNovi adds, "We at THL cannot think of a better way to honor Tom and Nancy than a contribution to support their life-long passion." Nancy Shepherd responded, "Tom worked for a number of years with Thomas H. Lee Partners with great enjoyment. Margaret Finucane, Chair of the Shepherd Consortium Board, has worked with Tom Shepherd for more than three years and adds her appreciation for Tom's inspiration and leadership that has brought us to this new possibility in higher education: "Tom and Nancy both provided passionate leadership for higher education, encouraging us to do more to address poverty. Tom and Nancy's youngest daughter, Lisa Shepherd Beneche, knowing how much her father loved to dance, added, "I can visualize Dad dancing in utter joy for hours in heaven when his friends at THL Partners opened their hearts with the very generous gift to the Consortium!
Thomas R. "Tom" Shepherd - Co-Founder; former Managing Director, Thomas H. Lee Company; current or former Director, 4R Systems, Inc., General Nutrition Companies, Inc., PNC - New England; extensive investment, corporate oversight, and operating experience.
Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston, where Tom Shepherd worked for twelve years as a Managing Director, has contributed $50,000 to the Shepherd Consortium in Tomâ€™s memory to honor the Shepherds.
Tony DiNovi, Co-President of Thomas H. Lee Partners, wrote in announcing this gift, â€œTom is an old, dear friend, and we all miss him greatly.â€�Â DiNovi adds, â€œWe at THL cannot think of a better way to honor Tom and Nancy than a contribution to support their life-long passion.â€� Margaret Finucane, Chair of the Shepherd Consortium Board, has worked with Tom Shepherd for more than three years and adds her appreciation for Tomâ€™s inspiration and leadership that has brought us to this new possibility in higher education: â€œTom and Nancy both provided passionate leadership for higher education, encouraging us to do more to address poverty. Tom and Nancyâ€™s youngest daughter, Lisa Shepherd Beneche, knowing how much her father loved to dance, added, â€œI can visualize Dad dancing in utter joy for hours in heaven when his friends at THL Partners opened their hearts with the very generous gift to the Consortium! Â I am so thankful that they felt inspired by mom and dad.â€� These memories of Tom Shepherd from Consortium and Washington and Lee students and alumni, colleagues, and friends express admiration for Tomâ€™s character and gratitude for his contributions to many individuals and society.Â Tom Shepherd and his wife, Nancy. I will never forget Tomâ€™s smile and laugh, kind words, and, above all, the incredible impact he and Nancy have had and continue to have on the lives of thousands of students, including myself. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know Tom as both a student and while on staff with the Shepherd Program. When Matt and I saw Tom last summer, we both walked away feeling truly touched, as always, by Tomâ€™s sincerity and warmth. I was so sorry to hear of Tom Shepherd's passing.Â He made possible some of my most rewarding experiences, as you know, by starting the Shepherd Poverty Program with his wife.Â I also remember Fran's [Elrod] visit up to Boston when I did my internship there.Â It was an honor for the other Boston interns and me to be included in her visit to the Shepherds' home for a day. My thoughts are with the W&L and Shepherd communities, as I know Mr. Shepherd's generosity and vision affected many. He will certainly be missed. I was very deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the programâ€™s namesake, spirit, and embodiment of its ideals, Mr. Tom Shepherd. His passion and commitment to social justice and service to others were evident upon meeting him â€" he was so friendly, kind, and inquisitive. I have been lucky enough to complete two Shepherd summer internships in my time at W&L, through which I was able to meet and spend time with both Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd at the opening and closing conferences. I had recently been in touch with Mr. Shepherd through my position as a work study for SHECP, and our interactions truly demonstrated his continued commitment to growing and nurturing the program he helped bring about. Without the hard work, generosity, and vision of Mr. Shepherd, I would not be the student, person, or citizen that the Shepherd Program has helped me to become. I am so grateful for all that Mr. Shepherd has done for this school and for students across the country. I am very shocked to hear of the passing of Tom Shepherd. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire SHECP family. I am very thankful to have met Tom Shepherd. He was a remarkable man genuinely interested in the lives of all SHECP interns. I will never forget the meal and time I shared with him at his daughter's home in Vermont. In the few conversations I had with Tom, I was always impressed with his vigor and his optimism that we can do a lot about the problem of poverty, and how his optimism was anchored in a realism about the size of the problem and the forces arrayed against us. He lived a long and good life, and touched a good many lives for the better. Tom and Nancy generously invited us to stay the night in their beautiful farm house and treated us to dinner. You and Mr. Tom Shepherd opened your arms, welcomed me, and my fellow 2014 SHECP Boston interns into your home - where we shared moments I would never forget. We toured your beautiful property, and I remember vividly Mr. Shepherd turning to me and saying "this isn't too quiet for you, right? knowing I'm from New York City. I turned to him and said, "I'm used to a couple of fire trucks passing by, but I will be okay. We laughed. I also remember sitting at nighttime, all the Boston interns in a circle with you, Nancy, and Mr. Shepherd, where we chatted about our experiences working at our respective organizations, and Tom shared plenty of stories too. Tom will be missed dearly. Just know that you are in my heart Mrs. Shepherd, and so is Tom. Mr. Shepherd inspired many to live with a focus on compassion, scholarship and service. While interning through the programÂ in Boston, my friends and I had the great pleasure of visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd at their home in Massachusetts and we were so lucky to learn from them and experience their warm hospitality and meaningful conversation for the weekend.Â He will be greatly missed and forever remembered for his impact through this amazing program. I know his commitment and contribution to the program made it what it is today and that all those who have been touched by the Shepherd program will remember Tom Shepherd asÂ a wonderful andÂ committedÂ leader. I feel incredibly blessed to have known Tom Shepherd for over a decade. When I think about the attributes of a Servant Leader, Tom had them all. He lived a long, full life and leaves a legacy that is strong and growing. Tom didnâ€™t want to write a check and leave it at that, he wanted to create something, to nurture and grow his investment with a desire to impact and transform others. Tom and Nancyâ€™s efforts with The Shepherd Poverty Program helped to transform W&L, our students, faculty, administration and families. That further helped many non-profits across the country and those they serve. Why stop there Tom asked and now we have the nascent SHECP where over 20 Colleges and Universities have embraced poverty studies and meaningful summer internships for their students. I really admired and loved Tom. He was one heck of a smart and caring person; he had a very fun and probing demeanor and his kindness to others was alwaysÂ on display. Combine those attributes with his strong sense of values and integrity and you have a true man for others. Thomas R.Â Shepherd, who with his wife, the Reverend Nancy Shepherd, was the founding benefactor and longtime supporter for the Shepherd Poverty Program at Washington and Lee University and key supporter and nurturer in initiating the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty in 2011, died on Saturday, March 19.Â Tom had been suffering from a blood disorder which developed into aggressive leukemia, the immediate cause of his death.Â Tom was 86. Tom Shepherd (W&L '52). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton Massachusetts. Tom Shepherd (W&L '52). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton Massachusetts. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2:00 pm, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton, Massachusetts. Tom will be missed as an entrepreneur for compassion, unity among diverse peoples, and social justice.Â He will also be missed as a fun-loving, caring, and humble friend to many. My relationship to Tom Shepherd has been transformative for my professional career, for Washington and Lee and its faculty and students, and for poverty studies in undergraduate and professional education.Â We are committed to advancing his legacy for higher education and for more compassion and informed leadership among many citizens to diminish poverty and expand opportunities.Â Harlan Beckley, Executive Director of SHECP and former director of the Shepherd Program at Washington and Lee University. Tom and Nancy Shepherd have been instrumental to launching the Shepherd Consortium, and I have been proud to share in the leadership of this effort that bears their name. Â Tom lent us his passion for poverty studies, his vision for the transformation of higher education, his admirable humility, his sincere friendship, and his wonde
Thomas R. Shepherd became a director of the Company in November 1998.
Mr. Shepherd is Chairman of TSG Equity Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts venture capital and private equity investment firm. He also serves as a Special Partner of Thomas H. Lee Company (THL), a Boston leveraged buyout and private equity investment firm. Prior to joining THL, he was President of GTE Lighting Products Group (GTE Sylvania) from 1983 through 1986, and was President of North American Philips Commercial Electronics Corporation from 1981 until 1983. Mr. Shepherd also serves as a director of CCI, Inc., Community Resource Systems, Inc., 4R Systems, Inc., FirstPoint Energy Corporation, Optasite Inc., and Rayovac Corp.
Thomas R. Shepherd
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company | Corporate Bios Thomas R. Shepherd became a director of the Company in November 1998. Mr. Shepherd is Chairman of TSG Equity Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts venture capital and private equity investment firm. He also serves as a Special Partner of Thomas H. Lee Company (THL), a Boston leveraged buyout and private equity investment firm. Prior to joining THL, he was President of GTE Lighting Products Group (GTE Sylvania) from 1983 through 1986, and was President of North American Philips Commercial Electronics Corporation from 1981 until 1983. Mr. Shepherd also serves as a director of CCI, Inc., Community Resource Systems, Inc., 4R Systems, Inc., FirstPoint Energy Corporation, Optasite Inc., and Rayovac Corp.