Mr. Louis Ricciardi is president of Ricciardi Financial Group in Taunton. A longtime supporter and benefactor of the University, Mr. Ricciardi holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever elected to the chairmanship of a governing board for a state college in Massachusetts; he accomplished the feat in 1990 at age thirty.
Mr. Ricciardi has been a member of the BSC Foundation since 1990, and served as chair from 1996 to 2004. He co-chaired the University’s first capital campaign, which successfully reached its goal of raising $10 million. Between 1993 and 1996, he co-chaired a separate fundraising campaign to build the Alumni Park Baseball/Softball Complex, the first-ever privately funded state college capital project in the Commonwealth. In 1994 he proposed and founded the University’s annual Chairmen’s Dinner, which has grown to be one of the premier fundraising social events in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Mr. Ricciardi received the BSC Distinguished Service Award at the May 2002 Commencement, and the BAA Rondileau Award for outstanding community service and professional achievement in 1999.
He serves on a number of local corporate boards including Bristol County Savings Bank, Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, Morton Health Foundation, Morton Physicians Associates, Morton Hospital and Medical Center, and the Taunton Development Corporation. He has served as president of the Boys and Girls Club of Taunton since 2007. He has also held leadership positions with the Rotary Club of Taunton, the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, and Heart of Taunton, Incorporated. In April 2009, he was elected to a five-year term on the Massachusetts State Board of Higher Education and in March 2010 was appointed Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
Mr. Ricciardi resides in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
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