USTA Serves Appoints Benjamin Doller to it’s Board of Directors

March 11, 2009

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — USTA Serves – Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence., the philanthropic and charitable entity of the USTA, announced today the appointment of prominent art world expert and auctioneer Benjamin Doller, of New York, N.Y., to its board of directors.

Mr. Doller is a senior expert in 19th and 20th century European and British art as well as Impressionist and Modern Art, and is based at Sotheby’s in New York. He began his career in the art business in 1979 at the premier auction house, and is currently a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America, as well as a Senior Auctioneer.

In total Mr. Doller has sold close to $1 billion of art during his tenure at Sotheby’s, which spans almost 30 years. He has been involved in securing major sales of Impressionist and Modern paintings as well as American, Latin American and Old Master pictures, and recently handled the sale of a work by Winston Churchill for the late Margaret Truman Daniel that had been a gift to her father, President Truman from Churchill. He has sold works for many major United States museums throughout his career, including the Metropolitan Museum, The Kimball Art Foundation, The L.A. County Museum and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He has also played a vital role in the auction of paintings from the Estate of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Pamela Harriman and Andy Warhol.

In addition to his work with Sotheby’s, Mr. Doller is very active in charity auctions, has regularly served as auctioneer for benefits throughout the United States, and had formerly served on the board of EOS Orchestra. He had also been a Trustee and Board member of the Optometric Center of N.Y., a foundation which is devoted to vision science research, care and education, and had been a member of the advisory board of God’s Love We Deliver. Mr. Doller earned his degree from New York University and is a lifelong tennis enthusiast.

“We are grateful to the caring individuals such as Benjamin Doller who continually volunteer their time and expertise to help support our mission” said Karen Martin-Eliezer, Chief Executive, USTA Serves. “Through their commitment this organization is able to reach thousands of at risk and special need youngsters, helping children to improve academically and learn positive life skills which will help them grow to be healthy, productive adults.”