Charles B. Wang is a businessman and philanthropist who was a co-founder and former CEO of Computer
Associates International, Inc., one of the country's largest software vendors. He
is currently a minority owner of the NHL's New York Islanders ice hockey team and
their AHL affiliate. Wang is an active philanthropist and in 1999 established the
Charles B. Wang Foundation with the goal of donating to numerous charities that focused
on bettering the lives of children and the disenfranchised. He has worked with such
causes as Smile Train, the World Childhood Foundation, and the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children, among others. His donation of over $50 million to
Stony Brook University for the construction of the Charles B. Wang Center was, at
the time, the largest in history to a SUNY school. Founded in 2002, the Charles B.
Wang Center is dedicated to being the foremost world-class center of Asian and Asian
American arts and culture. Wang holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree
from Stony Brook University.