Mr. Blondel has been active in many extra-curricular activities and philanthropic endeavors since he was a student. While studying at Harvard for his AB (with Honors) in American History and his MBA, Blondel was a reporter at the school’s newspaper, The Daily Crimson. Other extra-curricular activities there included his membership at the Delphic Club and participation in the school’s intercollegiate track and football. In addition, having grown up in New Jersey, Blondel took the opportunity while at Harvard to write a thesis on the state’s constitution that was written in 1947.
Alongside his work as a Managing Director in the Investment Management Division at the US multinational firm Goldman Sachs, John Blondel Jr. is in pursuit of a wide array of philanthropic endeavors. Much of this is geared toward the educational sector. For example, he is a member of the Board and Finance Committee of the Academy of American Poets. Blondel works with the Development and Investment Committees of the Friends of High Line, and on the Investment Committee and Board of The Jackie Robinson Foundation. Over the years he has led fundraising efforts to raise $100 million for the organization.
Blondel Jr. has been at Goldman Sachs since he graduated from Harvard. When he first joined the firm in 1983, it was as an investment banker in the firm’s Fixed Income Division. Today, he is Managing Director of the leading global investment company’s Investment Management Division.