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Elizabeth Simons

Liz is president of the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to sustainable, research-based solutions in education, environment, science, and policy. Liz has deep interests in education and, particularly, in the experiences of dual-language learners. Liz taught in Spanish-bilingual elementary school classes and coordinated an English-as-a-Second Language program. She wrote…

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Patricia Weisenfeld

Patty is the Vice President of Special Initiatives at the Simons Foundation. Her work involves working with the board, grantees and members of the community to manage and enhance the impact of the Simons family’s philanthropic efforts and the discretionary grantmaking of the foundation. Patty brings a broad range of…

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Rabbi Kenneth Stern

Rabbi Stern is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science, Columbia University, and holds three degrees from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, culminating in rabbinic ordination. He also received an honorary doctor of divinity from the Seminary in 2008. Rabbi Stern has been a congregational/pulpit rabbi for…

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Barbara Scheiner Silber

Barbara received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1984. She has over 20 years of experience practicing law with a specialty in trusts and estates, practicing at Shea & Gould, Kronish Lieb and, most recently, as a partner at Duane Morris. For over 18 years Barbara also served…

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Kady Safar

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Sharna Goldseker

Sharna is Vice President of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies where she serves as the Managing Director of 21/64, a non-profit consulting practice specializing in next generation and multi-generational engagement in philanthropy and family enterprise. Sharna has nearly 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including fifteen in…

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Audrey Cappell

Audrey is a passionate artist, writer and women’s rights activist. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Marymount Manhattan College. Audrey is President and Founder of Foundation for a Just Society, whose vision is to live in a world without discrimination where people are equally valued regardless of race,…

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