Since graduating from Yale University, he has worked as a stockbroker on Wall Street, first at A.G. Becker & Co. then, in 1968, he founded his own firm, now known as Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC.. He is also Trustee Emeritus and former Chairman of the Manhattan Institute; Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History; the New-York Historical Society; and The Thomas Jefferson Foundation. He is also a co-founder and co-chairman of the Club for Growth.Co-founder of the Lincoln Prize and The Frederick Douglass Book Award.
In 1974 he founded the Central Park Community Fund and, in 1980, became a founding and continuing trustee of the Central Park Conservancy. He is the recipient of honorary degrees from Gettysburg College, St. John’s University, and the Yale Medal.
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