Daniel A. Saklad '64
Daniel Saklad graduated from Trinity in 1964 with a B.A. in psychology and history. He then earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University with a concentration in finance. For the last 25 years of his career, Dan held senior executive and operating positions for Citicorp and Wells Fargo, both domestically and internationally. He retired from Wells Fargo in 1999 as executive vice president.
Dan and his wife Sheila have established the Daniel A. and Sheila M. Saklad Foundation to support their philanthropic priorities. Specifically, they focus on education and medical research and delivery. In 2000, the established the Daniel and Sheila Saklad Scholarship Fund at Trinity, which so far has supported the education of eight Trinity students during their time at the College.
In the medical field, Dan and Sheila have scholarships at two hospitals to support nursing education, particularly in oncology and have a fellowship supporting children’s cancer research. Additionally, they meaningfully support hospice care.
Dan has given much of his time to the College. He has served as a class agent, an admissions volunteer, and on the Board of Fellows from 1999 to 2001. He was active on his class’ 50th Reunion Committee, specifically working to encourage his classmates to make donating to Trinity a priority. At the 50th Reunion, The National Alumni Association presented Dan with the Gary McQuaid Award in recognition of his leadership at Trinity and his professional accomplishments.