Twelve dedicated New Yorkers—selected for their judgment, integrity, and understanding of philanthropic needs—serve as both the Distribution Committee of The Trust and as the Board of Directors of Community Funds, Inc., our nonprofit corporate affiliate.
Six members are nominated by civic authorities representing the public: one by the Mayor of New York City; one by the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; one by the Chairman of the Partnership for New York City; one by the Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; one by the President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and one by the Chairman of the New York Academy of Medicine. The Distribution Committee selects six additional people to serve. The Committee meets five times per year.
Board subcommittees include Audit, Benefits, Emergency Grants, Endowment, Executive Compensation, Investment, Finance, Fund Purposes, Membership & Governance, and Suggestion Review. The suggestion review subcommittee evaluates donors’ grant suggestions to ensure they meet our guidelines.
Partner, BakerHostetler; Board Member: Conflicts of Interest Board of the City of New York, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Council of Urban Professionals; former Board Member: Fund for Modern Courts, Limon Dance Foundation; former Chair, NYS Bar Committee on Civil Rights; former Secretary, NYC Bar Committee on Pro Bono.
Nominated by the President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Founder and Principal, Drake/Anderson; Chairman, Alpha Workshops; Fellow, American Society of Interior Designers; Member: Parsons The New School for Design Board of Governors, Historic House Trust of New York Directors’ Council, Interior Design Hall of Fame, Architectural Digest AD100 Hall of Fame; Honorary Trustee, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club; Former Co-Chairman, Furnish-a-Future Industry Committee.
Nominated by the Mayor of the City of New York.
Chairman: Playwrights Horizons, Theatre Communications Group’s National Council for the American Theatre; Trustee: Mount Sinai Health System and Chairman, Committees on Quality, American Theatre Wing, Laurents/ Hatcher Foundation; Member, Tony Awards Administration Committee; former President and Chairman, 92NY.
Collette Kean Research Chair and Director, Lupus and APS Center of Excellence at Hospital for Special Surgery; Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine; Member: National Academy of Medicine, National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Board of Scientific Counselors; Scientific Advisory Board, Alliance for Lupus Research; Associate Editor, Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.
Nominated by the New York Academy of Medicine.
Private Investor; Founder, Phoenix Collective Fund; Co-Founder: Lincoln Center Family Council, Lincoln Center Kids, Lincoln Center Students Arts Council, Young Patrons of Lincoln Center; Member: Asian Art Circle, Guggenheim Museum; former Board Member, Jewish Community Project Downtown; former Board Chair, Metropolis Ensemble.
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley/Investment Banking Division; Member, Council on Foreign Relations; David Rockefeller Fellow, Partnership for New York City; Finance and Audit Committee Chair, Grameen America; former Chairman, ABANA.
Nominated by the Chairman of the Partnership for New York City.
Former U.S. District Judge (ret.); former Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Civilian Representative, NYPD Terrorism Committee; former U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut; former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY; Trustee: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine; Independent Director, Dycom Communications.
Nominated by the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Trustee: New 42, Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music; Vice Chair and Trustee, Monmouth Medical Center; former Trustee: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Wildlife Conservation Society, Planned Parenthood NYC, International Women’s Health Coalition, Monmouth University, Garden States Art Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey; former Chair: Lincoln Center Education, NARAL Pro Choice America Foundation, Two River Theater Company; former President, Grand Street Settlement; former Senior Vice President, L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin.
Nominated by the Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.