Alumni Association President Ray Snow receives Heritage Award

The Johns Hopkins University recently honored Ray Snow of Palm Beach, Fla., with its Heritage Award for his outstanding service to the university and its alumni association.

A member of the class of 1970 and the outgoing president of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, Snow's achievements were celebrated at an alumni council meeting on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, during the university's annual leadership weekend. In presenting Snow with the award, university President Ronald J. Daniels noted that Snow's love of the institution and his passion to engage alumni are second to none, adding that Snow has been instrumental in guiding the alumni association's long-range planning efforts.

Snow is a vice president and a wealth management adviser at Merrill Lynch. He earned his bachelor's degree in business from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins in 1970. Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Snow worked for a Maryland firm, Alex. Brown & Sons, for 23 years. Snow became involved with the alumni association at Johns Hopkins in 2001 and has been an officer since 2006. In 2008, Snow began a four-year term as an ex officio member of the university board of trustees, serving the first two years as vice president of the alumni association and since 2010 as the alumni association's president. His term concluded at the end of 2012.

Snow has served as the official representative of Johns Hopkins at numerous events, and he was an active member of his 40th reunion committee. He continues to participate in his home alumni chapter, Miami/Palm Beach. Ray has identified his calling as "helping others," and in addition to his work in support of Johns Hopkins, he has held leadership volunteer roles with the Arthritis Foundation and the YMCA, and he currently serves as the Chairman of the Town of Palm Beach Retirement Board of Trustees.