Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program

About the Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program at Clark University

LLP-CU Mission Statement: In accordance with the wishes of our patron, Dr. h.c. Henry J. Leir, the LLP-CU's goal is to deepen and broaden relationships between Clark University and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Thus, in all our activities, we seek the involvement of citizens of Luxembourg either as individuals or through organizations and institutes, such as the University of Luxembourg, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the International School of Luxembourg, the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg, the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, the Lycee de Garcons Esch-sur-Alzette, and the Centre de Formation et de Seminaires in Remich, among others.

Arthur Hoffman, President of The Leir Charitable Foundations, died on August 9, 2016
The Henry J. Leir Luxembourg- Clark University Program exists because of the generosity of Mr. Henry J. Leir. Upon Mr. Leir s death in 1998, The Leir Charitable Foundations continued Mr. Leir s philanthropic work, with Arthur S. Hoffman serving as its President. We regret reporting that on 9 August 2016, after 18 engaged years leading the Leir Charitable Foundations in its humanitarian mission, Mr. Hoffman passed away.

Recognized by various national associations as a notable tax accountant, Mr. Hoffman was also awarded the Commandeur de L'Ordre de Merite du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg.
NYT Obituary 8/11/16 HOFFMAN--Arthur S.
The Board of Directors and Staff of The Leir Charitable Foundations mourn the untimely passing of their President, Arthur S. Hoffman. A highly regarded attorney and tax authority, he led The Foundations with a rare combination of high intellect, broad vision and personal dedication. Under his guidance, The Foundations embraced the sponsorship of humanitarian causes ranging from childhood and youth education, to social services, the arts, medicine and scientific research, and fostering international understanding and diplomacy. Arthur Hoffman leaves a legacy of accomplishment that has benefited thousands of people here and abroad. We deeply regret the death of our esteemed colleague and friend. We will miss his boundless magnanimity, enduring charm and ever-present humor. He was above all a man of high intellect and a humanist with respect and concern for the ills of the world. With commitment and strength he successfully led The Leir Charitable Foundations until his final day. Mr. Hoffman was awarded the distinction of Commandeur de L'Ordre de Merite du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg. He also received the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxes. He was Chairman of the Tax Executive Committee of the Tax Division of the 330,000 member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and chaired numerous other committees at the national and state levels. He was a member of the Internal Revenue Service's Commissioner's Advisory Group and chaired its subgroup on Ethics and Integrity. He was Co-chairman of the National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants; a member of the Council of the AICPA; the President of the Estate Planning Council of New York; Vice President and Member of the Board of the New York State Society of CPAs; and was a member of the Board of the Rogosin Institute, an affiliate of New York Hospital. He was a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations, the American Institute and New York Society of CPAs, and the Estate Planning Council of New York. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Hadassah, daughter, Rachel, son, Douglas, and to his beloved grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:15am on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Riverside Memorial Chapel, located at 180 West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023 (Phone: 212-362-6600). The Officers, Directors and Staff of The Leir Charitable Foundations


Professor Emeritus Walter Schatzberg
Director, LLP-CU
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Estabrook Hall

Professor SunHee Kim Gertz
Director, LLP-CU
English Department
Anderson House  
(508) 793-7126


Uwe Gertz, Coordinator, LLP-CU
Dana Commons/LEEP Center
950 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610

Advisory Committee

Michael Butler, Political Science Department; John Brown, Economics Department; Janette Greenwood, History Department; Ed Ottensmeyer, Graduate School of Management and Matt Malsky, Dean of the College, Visual and Performing Arts.

IMPORTANT: LLP-CU reserves the right to amend and/or terminate any of its program elements or programs at any time without further notice.