Board Chair and Co-Founder of Marble Harbor Investments
Paul R. Davis, CFA, CIC is the founder, Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer for Marble Harbor Investment Counsel.
CWS is honoring Mr. Davis for his steadfast support of CWS and its mission. He is Chairman of the CWS Board of Directors and provides ongoing guidance and support for our staff. Mr. Davis has also served with distinction on the Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Board of Directors – CWS’ parent organization.
Mr. Davis has managed portfolios for families and institutions for more than 25 years. Before embarking on a career in investment management, he was a strategy consultant with Monitor Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mr. Davis graduated from Dartmouth with an A.B. in Government and from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard with an M.B.A. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Chartered Investment Counselor and a member of the Boston Economic Club.
Mr. Davis enjoys competitive sailing, travel with his wife and children, reading and skiing.
Paul Davis will receive the Annie Fields Founder’s Award
Annie Fields lived at the center of the literary world while following her heart to help working women. Annie was a founder of CWS over 140 years ago. She was a transitional figure in the development of a professional social-service network to improve the lives of the city’s poor.
Fields believed that access to high-quality education and employment opportunities was the most critical way she could improve the lives of those in poverty. She sought to apply business principles and efficiency to this mission.
She has been called a “conservative feminist” for she continued to plan and host dinners and gatherings for the leading writers, while befriending, admiring and supporting women who were making a difference in the world.
Annie was also a philanthropist and social reformer. In addition to her work with CWS, she founded the Holly Tree Inns, coffeehouses serving inexpensive and nutritious meals, and the Lincoln Street Home, a safe and inexpensive residence for unmarried working women. These institutions operated as non-profits, where milliners, shop-girls, etc. could live, and receive inexpensive meals.