- American Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Rich is a member of numerous bar associations and committees, including the Surrogate’s Court Advisory Committee, and is a past member of the Judicial Screening Committee for the Third Department. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
In 1998, Rich was appointed chairman of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center Corporation by Governor Pataki. He is also a former commissioner of the New York State Canal Recreationway Commission.
Currently, he serves as president of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and as an advisory director of the Metropolitan Opera. He also serves on numerous other volunteer boards and organizations, including the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts, Inc., the advisory board of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, the New Criterion, MasterVoices, and the Albany Rural Cemetery Association. He has served on the boards of Glimmerglass Opera, the Lake George Opera Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, the International Festival of Aix-en-Provence and the Emma Willard School.