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February 21, 2020

I met Dan when he was a member of the Boys Hope of NY advisory board. He was a great mentor to me He took me to a Jets Ravens pre season game to see my idol Tony Siraguse. He was taken from us shortly thereafter. I have never forgotten his insprirational pep talks to me. I am now the head of sales for a contracting company in Buffalo. I thought i was worthless but you taught me otherwise. thank you Dan i owe so much to you

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
Sandler O'Neil & Partners | Analyst
The New York Times Portraits of Grief
The Dan McNeal Fund

Daniel Walker McNeal was born March 25, 1972 in Towson MD. He was the son of Michael S. and Kathryn W. McNeal. At the age of twelve, Dan began his Jesuit education at Loyola Blakefield in Towson MD. He was class president for five years and he became Student Government President in his senior year. A member of the National Honor Society, Dan was gifted in public speaking. In his senior year he was a national contender in the area of extemporaneous speaking. Dan’s life motto being “A Man for Others” was introduced to him while at Loyola. In 1990, Dan began his college career at Boston College. After three and a half years, he received his BS Degree in Business Administration, concentrating in the area of finance. He graduated Cum Laude. For several years, he was employed at Riggs Bank in Washington DC. In 1998, he attended Georgetown University where he received his MBA Degree in 2000. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. Leaving Georgetown, Dan moved to New Jersey and was employed by Sandler O”Neill and Partners. He was an Analyst in Equity Research and later became Vice President. Sandler O’Neill was located on the 104th floor of Two World Trade Center. Presently, there is a scholarship fund established in Dan’s memory at Loyola Blakefield. The qualification for the senior receiving the scholarship is that he must exemplify the Jesuit tradition of being a “Man for Others” At Georgetown University, there will be a room dedicated to the memory of Daniel Walker McNeal. This room will be located in the future McDonough School of Business building located on the Campus of Georgetown. Dan was to walk his sister Kathleen down the aisle at her wedding just 2 weeks after September 11, 2001, in place of her terminally ill father. Needless to say Dan did not make the wedding. His father was buried on Christmas, 2001