Daniel Burack – Chairman of Burack Investments and Founder of ABS Partners Real Estate
Burack led Cardinal Newman to a 4-4 record during his inaugural year and served as defensive coordinator.
Dan Burack, who serves on UVM Foundation’s Leadership Council and chairs Hillel’s board of directors, has donated money towards building a new home for UVM Hillel on campus.
Early Life and Education
Burack recently joined Cardinal Newman Football Program as defensive coordinator. At 31 years old and father to two, Burack has spent much of his life teaching.
After teaching social studies for several years, he transitioned into becoming an assistant principal at his high school. Soon thereafter, they asked him to serve as head coach.
Hillel International presented him with its Renaissance Award during its annual gala this year, honoring individuals who enrich campus communities and Jewish world through philanthropy and thought leadership.
Daniel Burack is the chairman and founding partner of Burack Investments and ABS Partners Real Estate. Together with his wife Carole, Daniel serves on UVM Foundation’s Leadership Council and chairs UVM Hillel’s Board.
Burack will visit public policy classes and participate in a forum at Irving Institute as a Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor of Rockefeller Center this year as a Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor, discussing collaborative federalism from his experience serving as Commissioner of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
He also has an avid passion for dramatic oration and storytelling, often portraying Daniel Webster in Chautauqua-style programs. His home library contains Webster’s papers; in addition, he has read several biographies detailing the famous 1819 U.S. Supreme Court case that inspired Webster.
Achievement and Honors
On April 8, 2022, Dan Burack received the Eugene and Joan Kalkin Lifetime Distinguished Leadership Award from the University of Vermont Foundation. Burack serves as a member of both its Leadership Council and Hillel International’s Board.
Dan Burack became head football coach of Cardinal Newman after serving a year as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach at Glades Day School, replacing Ben McEnroe who moved out west due to family obligations.
Burack and Carole designated their gift in support of undergraduate scholarships through UVM’s Campaign for the University, and named it in their honor the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Faculty are welcome to submit nominations twice each year with regards to lectureship selection by this committee.
Dan and Carole Burack HON’08 have long had an affiliation with UVM; they serve on its Leadership Council and chair its Hillel board of directors.
Palm Beach County native Thomas DeGraff joins King’s Academy’s coaching roster as its 2023-24 head football coach, succeeding Ben McEnroe who returned home after leading King’s Academy Lions football to an 8-3 record and district championship during his sole year at King’s Academy.
On December 22nd 1967, real estate mogul Dan Burack and Priest Patrick Horgan set sail aboard their 23 foot vessel Witchcraft for a quick yacht trip, intending to reach Buoy No 7 within one mile. When Coast Guard personnel arrived, however, there was no sign of either boat nor any of its occupants.
Daniel provides high net worth clients with guidance on their wealth transfer strategies – with consideration given to non-tax goals for families, businesses and charitable endeavors. He additionally advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate, trust and gift tax compliance matters.
After receiving a Mayday call from Burack’s 23-foot cabin cruiser, which caused him to send out a Mayday signal, the Coast Guard conducted a massive search but never located either it or its passengers.
He is a member of UVM Foundation’s Leadership Council and Chair of Hillel Board; while Carole serves on Fleming Museum Board of Advisors. Their daughter Debbie Boronski-Burack (listed on tax forms as Debra Boronski-Burack but known by some in East Longmeadow Reminder as Debbie Boronski) is running for 1st Hampden-Hampshire District Senate seat; initially her forms did not disclose information regarding her husband; subsequent forms are required to include this detail.