Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Welcomes David M. Roth to Board of Directors

David M. Roth of West Hartford has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities.

Roth's appointment by the members of the Hartford Foundation's Board of Directors to a five year term will begin January 1, 2018. Roth has also been elected by the board of directors to serve as chair of the Hartford Foundation's Investment Committee.

Roth is a Senior Managing Partner of SouthOcean Capital Partners Inc. which actively invests in real estate, venture capital and public and private markets, both internationally and in the United States. Prior to his full-time involvement with SouthOcean Capital Partners, he was a Principal and Managing Director of WLD Enterprises, Inc., a private investment company. Roth began his professional career in the Farmington, Connecticut law firm of Levy & Droney, P.C., where, as a partner, he specialized in litigation, investment banking and public finance law. A 1970 graduate of Lafayette College, Mr. Roth also earned an M.A. (with distinction) at the University of Virginia and a J.D. at the University of Connecticut (cum laude).

Roth is a Trustee at Lafayette College, and a Director of the Jewish Community Foundation, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and the League of American Orchestras and Rimedio Inc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of USI Holdings, Inc., CMC Inc., Omniglow Corporation, Genomas Inc. and Exploria SPS.

Roth's past directorships include the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, the Progressive Policy Institute, and the Romanian-American Enterprise Fund. He was also a member of the Investment Advisory Council for the Office of the Treasurer in the State of Connecticut, a Director of the Mark Twain House and Museum and Member/Chair of the Town of West Hartford Plan and Zoning/Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Agency.


The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families and organizations, the Foundation has awarded grants of more than $680 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit or call 860-548-1888. 


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