Thomas Styron, Chairman

Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine - Psychiatry


Rebecca Banyasz

Educator, Bank Street College of Education


Mitchell Bernard

Chief Counsel, Natural Resources Defense Council


Hon. David N. Dinkins

Former Mayor of New York City; Professor of Public Affairs, Columbia University


Marian Wright Edelman

Founder and President Emerita, Children’s Defense Fund


Hon. Helen Freedman

Associate Justice Supreme Court New York State


Karenna Gore

Director, Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary


Timothy Goodell

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Hess Corporation


Stephen Graham

Bard Center Fellow, Bard College


Blanche Johnson

Advocate for People with Disabilities


Meredith Kane

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Garrison, and Wharton


Joan Lacagnina

Senior Manager, KKR


Gregory Lee

Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners


Kenneth Lerer

Managing Director, Lerer Hippeau Ventures; Co-Founder, The Huffington Post


Olga Lynn

Head Start Parent and Child Care Provider


Amie Nuttall

Community Advisor


Anil Stevens, Treasurer

Partner, Interval Partners


Rose Styron

Poet and Human Rights Advocate


Dermot Sullivan

Corporation Counsel, Morgan Stanley


Michael Wolitzer

Partner, Simpson Thacher and Bartlett

The Late Harry (HOH) Frelinghuysen, Honorary chair


Julius Gaudio, Ex officio



Gretchen BUchenholz, President

Michael Lewis, Vice President

PEter Wu-Buchenholz, SEcretary