“No calling is more vital. No work is more important. I embrace my role at Robin Hood with enthusiasm and with high expectations.”
— Reynold Levy
Reynold Levy comes to Robin Hood, having most recently served as President of Lincoln Center and before then, President of the International Rescue Committee, a Senior Officer of AT&T and President of its Foundation, the Executive Director of the 92nd Street Y and the Staff Director of the Task Force on the New York City Fiscal Crisis. He has taught at Harvard, Columbia, NYU and CUNY, spoken widely on philanthropy, management and humanitarian affairs and served as a consultant to nonprofits, foundations and wealthy benefactors. Reynold is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Trustee of the National Book Foundation, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and the American Ballet Theatre, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Reynold is the author of four books, the latest, published in May 2015, is entitled They Told Me Not To Take That Job. In 2014, he was elected to serve a three-year term as a member of the Tony Awards Nominating Committee. A graduate of Hobart College, he holds a Masters Degree and Ph.D in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Columbia University.
“We wanted to apply investment principles to charitable giving. We're socially responsible venture capitalists.”
— David Saltzman
David Saltzman helped start Robin Hood as one of its five founding board members in 1988. He became its first full-time employee in 1989 and has served as its Executive Director ever since. Under David’s leadership, Robin Hood has grown from an all volunteer start-up organization into an institution that has raised $2 billion to fight poverty in New York City. In 2014 alone, Robin Hood made grants of more than $130 million to meet the growing needs of the 1.8 million New Yorkers living in poverty.