Deborah Bial

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Education Strategist (1965)
Wed Dec 11 2019
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Deborah Bial is an education strategist from America. She is also known as the trustee of Brandeis University and the founder of the Posse Foundation

The famous education strategist was born in 1965 in New York City, United States of America. Born to her American parents, she is of White ethnicity and holds American nationality. 

Marital Life With Bob Herbert 

Multi-professionalist, Bial is a married woman. Deborah exchanged her wedding vows with Bob Herbert. The pair dated for a long time before marrying. 

Deborah with her husband and friend spending a quality time
Image: Deborah with her husband and mate
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Deborah and the partner did not mention the date or the venue of their marriage. The pair, moreover, does not share any child. 

Net Worth

Trustee of Brandeis University, Bial earns decent money from her career. To date, she has worked for various companies as an education strategist which has probably aided her to gather decent wealth.

As per some sources, the average salary of an education strategist is $93,375. Thus, we can accumulate the yearly wage of Deborah Bial as she is a well-known strategist. Furthermore, Bial acquired several awards and honorary degrees for her works.

Deborah receiving honorary degree at the 128th commencement ceremony
Picture: Deborah receiving an honorary degree
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Education strategist and Founder of Posse foundation's total net worth is estimated at $1.7 million, as of 2019, which is a bit more than another American strategist Susan Del Percio with an absolute fortune of $1 million.

Deborah's Foundation and Contributions

In 1989, Deborah Bial founded the Posse Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that focuses and recruits student leaders from high schools to form a multicultural team. 

A student once left the college, and when he was asked for the reason behind, he said he would be still in college if he had his Posse to help him. This encouraged Deborah to open up the foundation. 

Deborah when she founded the Posse Foundation
Image: Bill at the time when she opened her Foundation
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For her dedication towards the graduates, Bial has received several awards, including MacArthur Fellowship and honorary degrees from many universities such as Colby College, Hamilton College, Agnes Scott College, The College of Wooster and more to mention. 

Deborah's Life Before Fame

The founder of the Posse Foundation spent her early days in New Jersey. Her father was involved in a society named New York Philharmonic, where he appeared as a bassoon and contrabassoon. 

Regarding her education, Deborah graduated via Brandeis University in 1987. Soon after graduation, Bial served as a paralegal forum short time. 

In 1996, the education strategist joined Havard Graduate School of Education and received her master's and Ed.D. degree in 2004. 

Commencement Speech To The Graduates

In 2012, Deborah had a commencement speech at Brandeis University. She said, 

''It's a true honor to share today with you, my fellow honorary degree recipients. I'm just going to take a moment because I want to tell you I was actually worried for a second. You see my father played bassoon for the New York Philharmonic for thirty eight years.''

She added,

''And then I found out that another honorary degree recipient today, Joe Polisi, over here, his father also played bassoon for the New York Philharmonic. Don't you think that's odd? And for a split second I thought-- is President Lawrence trying to introduce me to a brother I never knew I had?'' 

In the end, Deborah ended up her speech saying, So remember: let yourself be with the world.  And when you get ready to walk across this stage to get your diploma, be in the moment. 

 

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