Remembering Don Mango

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The Actuarial Foundation is deeply saddened by Don’s passing. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Donald F. Mango’s 36 years in the world of actuarial science were marked by his passion for innovation, his dedication to excellence, and his compassionate leadership. He was an industry trailblazer whose prize-winning papers were published widely across actuarial journals. Don was a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, named CAS Vice President of Research & Development, and served two terms on the CAS Board. He was a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst.

Don was a role model to many, a mentor and friend who freely shared success with others, and always “paid it forward.” Beyond his professional success, Don was dedicated to preparing the next generation of actuaries, becoming an adjunct lecturer in actuarial science at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.

Don’s legacy will continue, in part, through The Actuarial Foundation’s Diversity Scholarship. Donations made in his memory will uplift and encourage undergraduate students intent on a career in the profession that became Don’s second home.

"It is hard for me to imagine the world without Don, as I think of him as being so dynamic and vibrant. I will miss knowing that he is with us. He always made me look at questions from new perspectives and, while we didn't always agree, he was always respectful when opinions differed. I am so honored to have known Don and to have considered him a friend."

—Susan Witcraft, FCAS, CERA