Edward P. Bass ’67 (’68 B.S.)
Fort Worth, Texas
Edward P. Bass is active in business, conservation, and ranching. A committed environmentalist, he serves on the executive committees of the New York Botanical Garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, and is founding trustee of the Philecology Trust. He is a director emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, on whose board he served from 1988 to 2007. Mr. Bass cofounded Biosphere 2 in Tucson, Arizona, and recently helped guide its transition to a major research center of the University of Arizona. He has been a leader in the redevelopment of downtown Fort Worth in what has been recognized as one of the most successful urban revitalization efforts in America. In addition to graduating from Yale College, Mr. Bass studied at Yale School of Architecture from 1968 to 1970. His service to Yale includes cochair of the Leadership Council of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, member and former founding chair of the External Advisory Board of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, former member of the University Council, and former chair of the Council Committee on the Peabody Museum. Mr. Bass was named Successor Trustee in 2001 and Senior Fellow of the Yale Corporation in 2011.