Mark D. Feinberg, Carver donor and longtime volunteer, and a consummate wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch, held a financial empowerment seminar in the Charlotte Naomi Horblit Technology Center at the Carver Community Center for Carver parents, the community, and Carver staff. Mr. Feinberg shared his insights into wealth building, investments, stocks and bonds, and secrets of the financial industry.
Guests sat among rows of computers with Retina 5K displays as Mr. Feinberg taught from the large touch-screen smart-board at the front of the room. Illustrations from Westport artist, writer and civil rights activist Tracy Sugarman adorned the walls. The technology center is typically used by K-12 kids from across Norwalk for math, reading and science programs. They use the iMacs for creative projects, using GarageBand and other publishing programs.
Mr. Feinberg, a wealth management adviser at Merrill Lynch, made the technology center possible after donating $472,000 to Carver. He made the donation because he said Carver has had a profound affect on him, having served as a camp counselor at the center as a teenager. Feinberg named the Carver Foundation as one of seven charitable beneficiaries of the estate of his late aunt, Charlotte Naomi Horblit of Chestnut Hill, Mass. Horblit was an advocate of educational programs for children.