Philanthropy of Mark Bronner

Mark Bronner DiamondsMark Bronner has grown up along the Atlantic his whole life. One of five children, he was raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Growing up in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Bronner always looked up to his family. He had four older brothers and both of his parents worked. Bronner’s mother worked as a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital and his father instructed Economics at Penn.

Growing up, Bronner played a number of his sports. His older brothers were standouts in hockey and tennis at Malvern Prep. Mark Bronner set out on his own and participated in football and lacrosse at the high school level.

In addition to prep sports, Bronner enjoyed community involvement in Philadelphia. He volunteered often at area hospitals. In his senior year, Mark Bronner helped organize a service project at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

In his final year at Malvern, Bronner excelled in lacrosse. He earned a partial scholarship to play at the University of Delaware.

At Delaware, he began as a biology major. However, being drawn to investments through his summer jobs, Mark Bronner switched to business.

In addition to summer work in investments, Bronner volunteered on weekends in the core of Philadelphia. He especially enjoyed his as a big brother in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program.

Following graduation, Mark Bronner took an entry-level position at Daniel J. Keating Construction. He aided in the supply-chain management part of the position and helped the group expand.

Eventually, Bronner moved into investments. In this capacity, he met his future wife, Julie Morris. The two both were drawn to philanthropy. For their first date, Bronner took Morris to a Philadelphia area soup kitchen.

The diamond business took Bronner to the New York area. He opened a successful diamond dealing business, first in Philadelphia, then in New York with a college teammate from Delaware.
Since moving to New York, Bronner has devoted significant time to area Boys & Girls clubs. Mark Bronner donated a wing to the Connecticut chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.

Bronner resides in Darien, Connecticut with his dog, wife, and children.