Tocqueville Member Spotlight: Maxine and Dick Charlton

“We give our time and energy to the United Way because we are passionate about giving back to young urban families in need,” says Maxine Charlton.  “We have chosen to focus on educational support for children from newborns to Kindergarten and continued summer learning. With the United Way, we are able follow the children and parents with health, nutrition and education.”

Maxine Charlton, the Principal Designer or A La Chasse Designs, received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Art History and City Planning. A native of Boston, she has been a professional in the decorative arts and interior design fields and has consulted in the launch of several retail interior businesses. After 15 years in Europe studying and working at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in decorative interiors, she started A La Chasse Design upon her return to Boston. Her strong sense of color, form, and space come together naturally in both traditional and transitional design. Her trained eye easily blends antique pieces with comfortable contemporary design, while European architectural elements combine with interesting fabrics to create a rich and timeless interior setting. Maxine has designed a range of interiors from country and city environments to residential and corporate settings, both here and abroad.

Richard “Dick” Charlton is the Chairman Emeritus of NEPC, an institutional investment firm he formed in 1986, then called New England Pension Consultants. During the ensuing 30 years, NEPC has become one of the largest and most well-known investment consulting firms in the industry, advising over $1 Trillion in assets, specializing in global diversification, the use of alternative assets and ESG investment principles.

Dick is a frequent speaker at national industry conferences and seminars. He also served as the Co-Chairman of the Consultants Performance Presentation Standards Task Force, a two-year effort by the investment consulting industry to develop standards for performance documentation, presentation and disclosure. He is also a past director of IMCA, the Investment Management Consultants’ Association. In 2013, Dick was honored at NASP-Detroit’s 7th Annual Encore Gala as the recipient of their “Measure of Excellence” Award. Dick’s undergraduate degree is in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit (1965), and his M.B.A., with an emphasis in Statistics and Finance, is from Wayne State University (1972).

Dick and Maxine generously created and continue to co-chair the United Way Golf Classic, held each May at The Oyster Harbors Club on Cape Cod. In the 12 years since inception, this golf classic has raised close to $4.76M in support of United Way. Dick and Maxine were awarded the United Way Tocqueville Community Excellence Award in 2010 recognizing their leadership.