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real estate investor and developer , writer , poet

Donald Everett Axinn, American real estate investor and developer, poet, writer. Achievements include designing, developing Long Island Office Park, Engineers Hill Industrial Parks, Montvale Office Park, The Ellipse at Garden City, Montvale III, Montvale IV, Meadow Hill Office Plz.

Background

Axinn, Donald Everett was born on July 13, 1929 in New York City. Son of Michael and Ann (Schneider) Axinn.

Education

AB, Middlebury College, 1951. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Middlebury College, 1989. Master of Arts, Hofstra University, 1975.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Hofstra University, 1991. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Southern Vermont College, 1989. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), State University of New York, Farmingdale, 1996.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Adelphi University, 2003.

Career

Founder, owner Donald E. Axinn Company, Jericho, Long Island, New York, since 1958. Director Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Incorporated, New York York City, 1971-1994. Associate dean Hofstra University Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hempstead, New York, 1971-1972.

Also director Institute Arts. Chairman, member Nassau County Fine Arts Commission, 1970-1973. Member Governor's Task Force on Cultural Life and Arts, since 1975.

Trustee New York Ocean Sciences Laboratories, Montauk, New York, 1969-1971, Waldemar Cancer Research Institute, Woodbury, New York, 1966-1968, North Shore University Hospital, 1980-1991, New York State Nature and History Preserve Trust, 1978-1983, Nassau County Museum, 1980-1983. Trustee Hofstra University, 1970, 72—, secretary, 1973-1974, vice chairman, since 1974. Trustee emeritus The Nature Conservancy, since 1990, chairman Long Island chapter, since 1997.

Board directors Pro Arte Symphony Orchestra, 1967-1970, New York Quarterly Poetry Review Foundation, Inc., since 1969, Eglevsky Ballet Company, Outward Bound, Inc. Vice president board directors Leukemia Society. Treasurer Interfaith Nutrition Network, 1984-1985, board of trustees, Nassau Heritage, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include designing, developing Long Island Office Park, Engineers Hill Industrial Parks, Montvale Office Park, The Ellipse at Garden City, Montvale III, Montvale IV, Meadow Hill Office Plz.

Works

Membership

Trustee Nassau Heritage, since 2001. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, National Pilots Association, Poets and Writers, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Long Island Early Fliers Club, Poetry Society of America (board governors 1987-1995), Academy of America Poets (board directors since 1996), Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, Poets House, Middlebury College Alumni Association (vice president, advisory board 1978), Players Club (New York City), Sands Point Country Club (Long Island), Old Westbury Racquet Club (New York ), Delta Upsilon.

Connections

father:
Michael Axinn

mother:
Ann (Schneider) Axinn