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ELI SEGAL, Visionary of AmeriCorps, Passes at 63

Tuesday, February 21, 2006  
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In Memory of Eli J. Segal

On February 20th, 2006 AmeriCorps lost one of its greatest champions and America one of its greatest social innovators to mesothelioma, a type of cancer. Eli Segal is revered within the AmeriCorps and larger national service community as the father of AmeriCorps and lifetime supporter of national service as a strategy to get things done in our communities.  Eli served as Assistant to the President of the United States from January 1993 to February 1996. In this capacity, he was responsible for the design and enactment of the legislation, which created AmeriCorps.  In October 1993, Eli was confirmed by the United States Senate to the become the first Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National Service where he lead the implementation of AmeriCorps in its early stages. 

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