“We wanted to apply investment principles to charitable giving. We're socially responsible venture capitalists.”
— David Saltzman
Mr. David Saltzman has been the Executive Director of Robin Hood since 1989. Prior to joining Robin Hood, Mr. Saltzman served as the Special Assistant to the President of the Board of Education of the City of New York for three years. Before working at the Board of Education, he ran AIDS education programs for the New York City Department of Health. Mr. Saltzman began his career in public service working with homeless families for the Human Resources Administration of the City of New York, the city's Department of Social Services. Mr. Saltzman earned a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelors degree from Brown University. In 2001, Mr. Saltzman was named as one of Time Magazine's 100 Innovators.
“Robin Hood is truly an inspiring place to work, and I’m so fortunate to be working for an organization that focuses on helping New Yorkers in need.”
— Deborah Winshel
Deborah Winshel is President and Chief Operating Officer of Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty- fighting organization and an early pioneer in venture philanthropy. At Robin Hood, Deborah’s responsibilities include overseeing the development of the strategy and infrastructure to ensure the organization’s long-term sustainability and growth. With a 2013 budget of more than $180 million, Deborah works closely with Robin Hood’s board of directors and senior staff to develop and direct cutting-edge initiatives and research in areas such as early childhood education, immigration, community college prep, and long-term poverty tracking, that can have profound effects on improving the lives of New Yorkers in need. Deborah is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in New York City with her husband and their three sons.