When I look back on the career and life of Stephen Murray, there is a lot to read and a lot to go through, and I mean that in the best possible way. He lived life the right way, each and every single day. He is exactly who you thought he was and there was nothing phony or fake about him.
He was as organic and authentic as they come. He had many job titles during his life, such as: president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital, private equity investor, and philanthropist. He was most proud of his work as a philanthropist. This is something that was truly near and dear to his heart, without a shadow of a doubt.
He believed that if you have great power, you have to give back and it is the right thing to do. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital knew that if other people were in his position, he would want them to do the same. He believed in the good of people and truly enjoyed giving back.
The amazing thing is he kept all of this private and didn’t broadcast it or advertise it. He wasn’t interested in getting the fame or attention. At the end of the day, that isn’t why he did it. He did it, because, in his heart of hearts, he knew it was the right thing to do. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://fortune.com/2015/02/17/exclusive-ccmp-capital-ceo-stephen-murray-leaves-firm/
He helped out such organizations as: the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, Boston College, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Stamford Museum,and Columbia Business School. If there was ever a chance to give back or he saw an opening, he pounced on it.
It gave him great joy to be able to help others and to be there for them. He loved seeing the smiles on the faces of young children as they were able to get a wish and see it come true.
Stephen Murray wanted to give them a fighting spirit to never give up, always fight, and always believe that there is help out there and things can change for you and change for the better, if you just believe and have a positive attitude.