“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.