Joseph “Joe” Deitch

Joseph “Joe” Deitch is founder and chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network. He is also chairman of Southworth Development, a leader in the golf and residential resort and real estate business. He has also dabbled as a Broadway producer. Serving as principal of Full House Productions, Joe co-produced nine Broadway productions from 2009 to 2012, including The Addams Family, A View from the Bridge, and Fela. He won a Tony award as co-producer for The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Philanthropy plays an increasingly large role in Joe’s life. In addition to founding the Deitch Leadership Institute at Boston Latin, the oldest public school in the United States, his other charitable endeavors include Commonwealth Cares, the philanthropic arm of Commonwealth Financial, Foundation for an American Vision, a private foundation created in partnership with his late wife and UM alumna Robbie Lacritz, A.B. ’70, and the Tao Jones Foundation based in Miami Beach.