Founding Board Members / Philanthropic Investors
Harvey Mogenson grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin—Madison for an Accounting/Finance degree. After graduation, he joined the staff of Ernst & Young, where he would work for twenty years, including ten as an International Tax Parner. After transferring from Milwaukee to New York in 1982, Mogenson met National Sawdust Founder and Chair Kevin Dolan. Mogenson has worked across continents, from Brussels to Washington DC and now New York, and institutions, including Ernst & Young and Morgan Stanley. Mogenson was Managing Director and Global Head of Tax at Morgan Stanley until his retirement in 2015. When Dolan embarked on the creation of National Sawdust — the Original Music Workshop at the time — Mogenson vowed to support his friend however he could. Mogenson may not have a formal musical background, but he enjoys a good performance and admires Dolan’s vision and passion.