Our board

Meet our Board of Directors who share in our vision of accelerating the most promising youth-development nonprofits across New York City, uplifting the youth served.




Anu Aiyengar

Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, J.P. Morgan

John Amato

Principal Owner, Modern Luxury

John Campbell


Rodney Cohen

Head of Private Equity, Black Diamond Capital Management

Mark DiMilia

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Rehana Farrell

Executive Director, Youth INC

Dimia Fogam

Director, Client & Product Solutions, CVC Capital

Jeanette Gorgas

Board Director & C-Suite Executive

Stratton Heath

Capital Markets Partner, Oak Hill Capital Partners

Katrina Huffman

Executive Leader, Rapha Alliance Ministries

Melvin Ike

Managing Director, Tactical Opportunities, Blackstone

Doug Kaden

Managing Partner, SDC Capital Partners

Steve Lipin

Chairman & CEO, Gladstone Place Partners

Emmett McCann

Managing Director & Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

Robert McCooey

Vice Chairman, Nasdaq

Amy Miller

Managing Director & Global Head of Loan Syndications, Scotiabank

Thomas Nakashian

Co-Head of Financial Sponsors, TD Securities

Mike Perry

Head of Global Client Group, Nuveen

Daniel Pine

Managing Partner, CS Capital

Ken Prince

Head of Capital Markets, Advent International Corporation

Stancel Riley

Managing Director & Head of Financial Sponsors, Mizuho

Adrianne Shapira

Managing Director, Eurazeo

Mai Shiver

Chief Compliance Officer of Global Investments, AIG

Karen Beldy Torborg

Global Practice Leader, Marsh McClennan

Harold Varah

Co-Head of Financial Sponsors, RBC Capital Markets

Mark Whaling

Global Head of Securities, Canaccord Genuity

National Advisory Board


Richard P. Schifter

TPG Capital

John C. Whitehead †

Founding Member

​Stephen K. Orr

Co-Chair & Founder
Orr Group


James E. Duffy

Former President, ABC Television Network

Blair Fleming

Managing Director and Co-Head, Onex Falcon

Richard J. Hendrix

Senior Managing Director, FBR Capital Markets

Jeffrey R. Holzschuh

Chairman, Morgan Stanley

Marc Lasry

Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group

Thomas H. Lee

Founder, Thomas H. Lee Capital

Bryan P. Marsal

CEO, Alvarez & Marsal

Bruce Richards

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Asset Management

Alan D. Schwartz

Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO, & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group

George P. Stamas

Senior Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Paul J. Taubman

Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer, PJT Partners

Ted Virtue

CEO, MidOcean Partners

Tom Wagner

Co-Founder, Knighthead Capital

John Waldron

President & Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs

Jonathan G. Weiss

CEO of Corporate & Investment Banking, Wells Fargo Securities