Eugene M. Grant was born in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Columbia Law School and is a member of the New York Bar. Currently, he is President of Eugene M. Grant & Company, a real estate investment and development firm, headquartered in New York. He is a member of the board of the Metropolitan Opera, Realty Foundation of New York, The Jewish Museum of New York and Chairman Emeritus of the Westchester Holocaust Commission. He also sits on the Real Estate Council of various arts organizations such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.