About the LeVeen-Roach Scholarship

The LeVeen-Roach Scholarship Fund was founded in memory of two members, Jeffrey Earle LeVeen and Stephen Louis Roach of Secession Golf Club, who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Jeff and Steve, who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald in One World Trade Center, were in their offices that morning when the hijacked airliner slammed into the building several floors below them. In the belief that this horrific event should not define these wonderful men, this scholarship was born. Their love of golf, devotion to Secession and appreciation of our Lowcountry community will forever live in the LeVeen-Roach Scholarship Fund, which supports the higher education ambitions of Beaufort-area students who need only demonstrate academic potential, a connection to the game of golf and financial need to qualify.

About Jeff & Stephen

Jeff LeVeen

Jeff LeVeen was a partner and senior vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald. He was the father to five children and husband to Cristine, who says “he was the most positive person I ever met.” The couple met in New York City in 1973. She was an English teacher at Syosset High School, and he was just beginning his career on Wall Street, having graduated from Dartmouth in 1968 and served as an Army specialist from 1968 to 1970.

At Dartmouth Jeff captained the golf team, and he remained competitive in the game he loved, especially when he played with his friend Steve Roach.

Stephen Roach

Born in Boston, Steve and his family lived in Verona, NJ, where, among other activities he was assistant coach for his son’s basketball and baseball teams. Steve’s wife, Isabel, remembers, “He was generous, not only with money, but also with his time.”

Steve was also a vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald, serving as director of sales in Securities’ North American division.