Honoring the Life and Work of Bob Shapiro

Bob Shapiro

Robert D. Shapiro, FSA, 1942–2021

The Actuarial Foundation’s Board of Trustees, friends and colleagues of Bob Shapiro are honored to recognize his life and work by establishing this memorial scholarship. Robert D. Shapiro, FSA, MAAA, had a lifelong commitment to the Foundation’s mission of enhancing math education and financial literacy through the talents and resources of actuaries. In Bob’s words, “The Actuarial Foundation is a critical component of the actuarial profession and its values.”

As one of the Founding Members of The Actuarial Foundation, Bob’s visionary leadership, dedication and enthusiasm for serving others made a difference in the lives of so many. This memorial scholarship will ensure that the programs of the Foundation will continue to inspire students and future actuaries for years to come.

Bob Shapiro made a difference.

"Bob Shapiro was many good things to many good people. He was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, kin to his large extended family, and kith to many other folks. He was an open-minded and reliable actuary to his clients and business associates, and a fair-minded and generous coworker to his professional associates Furthermore, he was kind and modest."

—Directors of the Concerned Actuaries Group

Robert D. Shapiro Memorial Scholarship Fund Donors

Bob had an extraordinary effect on the actuarial profession — he helped create both The Actuarial Foundation and the Concerned Actuaries Group, supported diversity programs for aspiring actuaries and held board memberships with several industry groups, including The American College of Financial Services. And without question, he was regarded as one of the finest strategic minds in the insurance industry."

—Michael J. Corey