We sadly report the passing of William “Bill” Fitzhugh Fox, the longest serving Board member in the National Center for Housing Management’s history. Bill was 87 years old at his passing. He is survived by six children and ten grandchildren.

Bill joined the NCHM Board of Directors in 1981 and served to the day of his passing. He was instrumental in the restructuring and recapitalization of the Center in 1981, ensuring its long-term viability, and was a significant reason for its continued growth and service to the affordable housing industry.

Bill graduated from Williams College with a B.A. with Honors in 1958 and Marquette University Law School with a J.D. in 1961. He was the Senior Partner in the law firm of Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, where he specialized in estate planning, administrative probate, tax, securities regulation, general business, non-profits, real estate, mergers and acquisitions and federal Indian gaming.

A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bill was very active in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of a number of organizations including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (1968 to his date of death and was inducted into the Clubs’ Hall of Fame in 2018); Theatre X; the Circus World Museum; The Great Circus Parade, Inc.; The Greater Milwaukee Foundation; the Milwaukee County Research Park Corporation; the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; and the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

We at NCHM have lost a good friend, mentor, and leader.

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