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About Timothy and Linda O’Neill

Timothy and Linda O’Neill both graduated from Georgetown University in 1977—he from Georgetown Law and she from the School of Nursing & Health Studies.


Mr. O’Neill is the Co-Global Head of the Investment Management Division and serves on the Management Committee at Goldman Sachs & Co. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1985 and became a partner in 1990. Tim is a Trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and chairman of the Finance Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of American History; a member of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University and chairman of the Committee on Medical Center Affairs; a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences and chairman of the Business Finance Committee.


Mrs. O’Neill has been affiliated with the New York Hospital at Columbia University for many years. She worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner, did extensive development work for the hospital, and served on many professional committees. Mrs. O’Neill was a member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown University and chaired the Board of Visitors for the School of Nursing and Health Studies. She continues to give back to her community by volunteering with a variety of organizations, including Volunteers of America and several local civic and school boards. Mrs. O’Neill is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Greenwich Academy and co-chairs its “Campaign for the Future”. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Foundling, an organization she has had strong affiliations with for many years as chair of the development and communications committee. The O’Neills were instrumental in establishing the Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the Fall of 2008, which is located in the South Bronx. Mott Haven Academy is uniquely designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are currently in the foster care and child welfare system.


Mr. and Mrs. O’Neill are the trustees of the Linda and Timothy O’Neill Foundation. In 2001, the O’Neills made a leadership-level naming gift for the O’Neill Law Alumni Center in the Eric E. Hotung International Law Center Building. They are also supporters of Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, where they donated the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center in St. Mary’s Hall and scholarship programs.


The O’Neills have four children, Max, Katherine, Nicholas, and Jacqueline.

Quotes about the Institute

“We wanted to establish an institute to study the most important global health issues and to provide innovative solutions. Georgetown University was the perfect location for the Institute because of the depth of intellectual resources on global health under the leadership of Professor Gostin.”

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