Harry P. Doherty

Founding Chairman 1997-2008

Harry P. Doherty was the founding Chairman and President of The Staten Island Foundation. He was a retired Staten Island banking giant who was active in several local organizations and charities. He passed away on February 16, 2008. He was 65 years old.

Doherty began his near 40-year career in community banking in 1969 after earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pace University as an auditor at SI Bank & Trust, formerly known as, Staten Island Savings Bank.

Over the next three decades, he rose through the ranks, serving as cashier, security officer, vice president, senior vice president, and in 1990 he was elected chairman and CEO of SI Bank & Trust. He became vice-chairman of Independence Community Bank upon its merger with Staten Island Bancorp in 2004. Mr. Doherty retired in June 2006, but he continued to serve as Chairman of The Staten Island Foundation, and also on the Board of the College of Staten Island Foundation, and the Staten Island Rotary.