Our Board

Founder
George A. Weiss is President of George Weiss Associates, the money management firm he founded in Hartford, CT, in 1978. Mr. Weiss also serves as... (more)

Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark
Nancy Cantor, chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark since January 1, 2014, is a distinguished higher education leader who is helping to forge a... (more)

President, Say Yes to Education
Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey is President of Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes), a national non-profit foundation committed to changing the lives of... (more)

President/CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker has dedicated her career to improving lives through civic service.  Her leadership experience has centered on... (more)

Senior Director at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group
Caryn Effron is a Senior Director at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, a mortgage brokerage firm that raises capital for commercial real estate... (more)

President/CEO Raymour & Flanigan Furniture & Holdings: ·         Graduated from Syracuse University... (more)

Managing Partner of Gotham Capital
Joel Greenblatt is the Managing Partner of Gotham Capital, an investment partnership he founded in April 1985.  Since 1996, he has been a... (more)

CEO of Blackboard Advisors
Lewis Katz is the CEO of Blackboard Advisors, a consulting and advisory firm he founded in 2012, and is the CEO of Disruptor Global Ventures, a... (more)

CEO of Knott Partners Management, LLC
David Knott is the CEO of Knott Partners Management, LLC, which manages a group of hedge funds that he founded in 1987.  Mr. Knott serves as a... (more)

President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Arthur Levine is President of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.  Previously, he served as President and Professor of Education... (more)

President and Chief Executive of Springleaf Financial Services
Jay N. Levine is the current President and Chief Executive of Springleaf Financial Services.  Prior to joining Springleaf Financial services in... (more)

Deborah Miller is an entrepreneur and investor in early stage venture capital companies.  She founded the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Academy Charter... (more)

Sol H. Pelavin was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institutes for Research.Previously, Pelavin had served as AIR's... (more)

Jane Toll is now retired. She worked for many years as a teacher and then as a custom home builder. She funded, ran and lived a program to support... (more)