Cherishing Bentley like Family:
Lucia Meunier and Mark Moskowitz-Diaz ’17
Lucia Meunier’s fondness for Bentley took on a new dimension after her husband, Leo V. Meunier ’27, passed away. As she created gift annuities to provide income for herself, she came to know the Bentley community well, cherishing it like family. She attended campus events often and sent postcards from her world travels to staff.
The importance of family is shared by Mark Moskowitz-Diaz ’17 – in fact, it shaped his studies. Mark says, “In high school, I fell in love with the market the way other kids loved sports. But my mom has lupus, so I considered becoming a doctor.” He learned how to combine his interests at Bentley, and now his goal is to head a biotech company that can save countless lives.
A dual major in Economics-Finance and Liberal Studies with a Health and Industry concentration, Mark has made the most of his time at Bentley. With some friends who, like him, were trading before college, he founded the Bentley Trading Society. His leadership skills were enhanced by participating in the Certified Bentley Leaders and the Management Leadership for Tomorrow programs. In the summer of 2016, he interned as an analyst for Citi.
The Leo V. and S. Lucia Meunier Scholarship Fund helped make Mark’s experience possible. The gift annuities Lucia created not only provided income for herself, but also future support for this fund. Lucia’s final gift was a generous bequest, ensuring an impactful legacy.
As Mark considered Lucia Meunier’s generosity, he quoted Warren Buffett: “ ‘Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.’ That quote really speaks to me. When I’m successful one day, I’d like to give back so that someone else can be under that shade.”