Michael Bloom '69

Michael Bloom '69

““ One of the best ways to contribute to the success of the college is by recruiting the best students you can…I’ve gotten to know several of my scholarship students pretty well, and I’m just amazed by how smart, talented, likeable and engaged they are.” — —Michael Bloom ’69<


Majored in history with minors in French and poilitical science and was on his way to study history at Harvard Graduate School on a teaching assistantship in 1969 but was sent to Paris Island instead. Served as a Marine for a year in active duty, five in reserves. After Villanova Law School, was a managing partner at a mid-sized law firm before becoming general counsel at an international firm. Recognized as a leading U.S. attorney (Chambers USA), received Fidelity Award (Philadelphia Bar Association and Fidelity Bank). Helped draft the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct; has served 12 years on Dickinson's Board of Trustees. Also on boards for Homeless Advocacy Project, Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, William Penn Charter School, Pennsylvania Ballet. Funds a scholarship for urban youth.