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Tonneson Employee Benefits Practice Leader – Steve Feeney
Steve has been with Tonneson for seven years and currently works in our tax department. He firmly believes in providing tailored, client-specific solutions at great value to clients.
He uses offshore structures to circumvent taxes whenever possible and is willing to forgoing personal gains for the greater good. For instance, he invests billions in university research across Ireland and Australia because he believes it will bring high-tech companies with jobs opportunities.
Early Life and Education
As a child, Feeney began working for his family’s successful roofing business. Spending his days hammering away alongside his father on job sites, Feeney took great pride in his work and always left customers delighted by making customers smile.
In 2002, Professor Feeney hosted a special symposium at UC Davis to recognize his scientific accomplishments in protein chemistry and share his philosophy of Giving While Living. Former graduate students came from around the globe.
As Feeney begins his first senior managerial position with Sligo Rovers a fortnight ago, his phone hasn’t stopped ringing with requests to put together his team. But the effort will pay off; particularly given that this is his inaugural senior management post.
Feeney works in health & welfare as the Employee Benefits Practice Leader at an NJ insurance broker. He volunteers with local animal rescue groups and writes an environmental blog.
He began his league career at Sligo Rovers where he played for six seasons before joining Michael O’Connor at Monaghan United where he made 16 league appearances before leaving to join Irish League side Ballinamallard United.
Caroline at Q School achieved her best putting round in professional life, needing only 24 putts! Her improved performance can be directly attributed to Stephen’s SightRight Putting Coaching methods.
Achievement and Honors
Feeney has made significant philanthropic donations totalling more than a billion dollars to causes such as education and human rights, including pledges totalling $10 billion by the year 2020 – accomplishing his pledge after only 17 years, by transferring nearly his entire stake in Duty Free Shoppers to Atlantic Philanthropies foundation, according to Forbes.
Feeney and his foundation have been the cornerstone of support for Mission Bay buildings at UCSF and provide substantial financial contributions, while also being major donors at other medical research facilities around the United States.
Feeney is known to take great pride in her ability to convince even veteran professionals they have been doing things wrong, which takes great courage. Snooker fans took notice of his groundbreaking training methods when Stuart Bingham won his 2015 Crucible title by crediting SightRight.
Feeney can often be seen playing Commander Waterford on HULU’s The Handmaid’s Tale; when not acting he enjoys spending his time as a father and husband. Furthermore he is an enthusiastic foodie and traveller.
Feeney began his footballing career with local club Sligo Rovers where he spent six seasons before moving on to Ballinamallard in 2005. Later, he served as coach at Summerhill College and local teams before now taking on his inaugural senior management job with Women’s National League debutants Sligo Rovers.
He is now looking to assemble his squad ahead of the new season and has already begun planning. A longtime fan of the club, he hopes that their inaugural WNL campaign can be successful under his leadership.
Feeney stands out as one of the world’s most celebrated modest philanthropists; his charitable giving totaling more than $8 billion through Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation alone makes him one of the most mysterious American philanthropists of modern times.
Health, science, education and social change have been profoundly impacted by his investments. His bets on schools – including Cornell where he attended on the G.I. Bill – amount to more than $3.7 billion invested, with another $870 million going toward human rights initiatives such as abolishing the death penalty or supporting grassroots campaigns for Obamacare.
He makes charities compete for his funds, demanding detailed business plans and full transparency from them in return. He only supports programs which he believes will bring people up, such as Operation Smile which corrects cleft lips and palates in children from poor nations.