During the off-season, the staff here at GMenHq will be featuring a member of the Giants Ring of Honor on each Monday and Friday. Today’s feature is on: Bob Tisch
Born April 29, 1926, Preston Robert Tisch was the chairman and part owner of the Loews Corporation and in 1991 became part owner of the New York Giants. Bob Tisch bought his stake in the Giants from Tim Mara and held ownership in the New York Giants until he passed away on November 15, 2005. Sadly, Mr. Tisch passed away three weeks after long time owner Wellington Mara passed away.
Beyond the New York Giants, Mr. Tisch was named Postmaster General of the United States of America on August 16, 1986 and held that position until February 4, 1988. Tisch made substantial donations to his alma maters, leading to these institutions naming a building and a school after him. Tisch Hall, on the University of Michigan central campus, houses that university’s history department. New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and NYU Medical Center’s Tisch Hospital are named after Laurence A. and Preston Robert Tisch. NYU’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management was founded in 1995 and expanded in 1999 to meet the needs of a growing student population. In 1997, the Central Park Zoo opened the Tisch Children’s Zoo. Given two months to live by his New York doctors, Tisch lived for 14 more months under care at Duke University’s Medical Center. In recognition of their efforts, the Tisch family donated $10 million to the Duke Brain Tumor Center which was renamed the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center in October, 2005. The Tisch Building in New York City which is the headquarters of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis is named for him and his wife (who is on the GMHC Board of Directors) after they donated $3.5 million for it in 1997. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Robert_Tisch)