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Company Overview of Robin Hood Foundation

Company Overview

Robin Hood Foundation provides grants, strategic support services, and management assistance to community based programs fighting poverty. The organization conducts programs focusing on early childhood development, education, survival, youth, job training, and jobs and economic security. It also offers employment programs, lower income victims' services and relief, mental health services, and other grants. Robin Hood Foundation was established in 1988 and is based in New York, New York.

826 Broadway

9th Floor

New York, NY 10003

United States

Founded in 1988





Key Executives for Robin Hood Foundation

Founder and Director
Age: 58
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration
Executive Director
Age: 52
Senior Vice President
Managing Director of Jobs and Economic Security
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Robin Hood Foundation Key Developments

Robin Hood Announces Board Appointments

Robin Hood announced that it has elected Emma Bloomberg and Roland G. Fryer, Jr., to its board of directors. Ms. Bloomberg is chair of the boards of directors for two education advocacy organizations Stand for Children, dedicated to improving public schools and closing the achievement gap, and Leadership for Educational Equity, focused on catalyzing leaders who have taught in low-income communities to advocate in the pursuit of educational equity. Professor Fryer is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University and founder and CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard. The company also announced that two of its current board members Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News and Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide will be joining the company’s Emeritus Board.

Robin Hood Announces Board Changes

Robin Hood announced the election of two new members to its board of directors: Laura Arnold, co-chair of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and Philippe Laffont, founder and chief executive officer of Coatue Management. In addition, board member Steve Cohen, chairman and CEO of Point72 Asset Management, announced he is stepping down and will now serve on the Robin Hood Emeritus Board.

Robin Hood Foundation Announces Board Appointments

Robin Hood Foundation appointed Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group, as the new chairman of its board of directors. Mr. Sternlicht previously served as vice chairman of Robin Hood's board and replaces Lee S. Ainslie, III, managing partner, Maverick Capital Management, LLC, who steps down after a two-year term. Mr. Ainslie will continue to serve on Robin Hood's Executive Committee. David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital and John A. Griffin, founder and president of Blue Ridge Capital, were named vice chairmen. Robin Hood is also announced the election of three new members to its board of directors, Jacklyn Bezos, Anne Dinning, and John Overdeck. Anne Dinning is a managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and member of the Executive Committee of the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Dinning jointly supervises the firm's worldwide asset management businesses and also serves on the firm's Risk Committee. She has a strong interest in education and joins the Robin Hood board after serving on its Education Committee and Leadership Council. Dr. Dinning also serves on the board of directors of Math for America. John Overdeck is co-chairman and co-founder of Two Sigma Investments, a technology company that applies a rigorous, scientific method-based approach to investment management. In addition to his management and leadership responsibilities at Two Sigma, John also oversees the majority of the Firm's model development, trade execution, and risk management capabilities. Prior to co-founding Two Sigma, John was a managing director at D. E. Shaw & Co. and was formerly a vice president with Amazon.com.

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