Board of Directors
Robin Hood's Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making
and guidance steer the organization. Robin Hood 
is a nonideological organization and that fact is
reflected in the make-up of the board. 
The commitment of Robin Hood board members is not only evident 
in the time they contribute as volunteers, but by the fact that the board members generously underwrite
all administrative costs.


Barry Sternlicht, Chair
Chairman and CEO
Starwood Capital Group
David Einhorn, Vice Chair
Greenlight Capital
John A. Griffin, Vice Chair
Founder and President
Blue Ridge Capital
Lee S. Ainslie, III
Managing Partner
Maverick Capital Management, LLC
Jacklyn Bezos
President and Co-Founder
Bezos Family Foundation
Victoria B. Bjorklund, Esq.
Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP
Scott Bommer
SAB Capital Management
Peter F. Borish
Chairman and CEO
Computer Trading Corporation
Geoffrey Canada
President and CEO
Harlem Children's Zone
Steven A. Cohen
Chairman and CEO
S.A.C. Capital Advisors, LLC
Anne Dinning
Managing Director and Executive Committee Member
The D. E. Shaw Group
Glenn Dubin
Co-Founder and Managing Member
Highbridge Capital Management
Marian Wright Edelman
Children's Defense Fund
Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Doug Haynes
Director and Northeast Office Manager
McKinsey & Co.
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO
General Electric Co.
Paul Tudor Jones, II, Founder
Chairman and CEO
Tudor Investment Corporation
Peter D. Kiernan, III
Kiernan Ventures
Doug Morris
Sony Corporation of America
Daniel S. Och
Senior Managing Member
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
John Overdeck
Co-chairman and Co-founder
Two Sigma Investments
Robert Pittman
Clear Channel
David Puth
CLS Group
Larry Robbins
Founder and CEO
Glenview Capital Management
Alan D. Schwartz
Executive Chairman
Guggenheim Partners
David M. Solomon
Co-Head, Investment Banking Division
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Jes Staley
Managing Partner
BlueMountain Capital Management LLC
Max Stone
Managing Director and Executive Committee Member
The D. E. Shaw Group
John Sykes
Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises
David Tepper
Founder and President
Appaloosa Management
Harvey Weinstein
The Weinstein Company
Brian Williams
Anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News
NBC Universal, Inc.
Jeff Zucker
CNN Worldwide
“I know the value of pro bono support to a charity, as that's how I first became involved with Robin Hood. We enhance our grants by providing management assistance to increase impact.”
— Victoria B. Bjorklund, Esq.
Victoria B. Bjorklund is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she heads the firm's Exempt Organizations Group. She advises public charities, private foundations, boards, and donors. In 2001, Ms. Bjorklund was appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury to serve as one of six exempt-organization members on the IRS's Tax Exempt/Government Entities Advisory Committee, and she served as Chair for 2004-2005. In June 2005, she received the IRS Tax Exempt Division Commissioner's Award for "ground-breaking service" to the Advisory Committee.
“Our goal is to deliver the highest return on every dollar. The fact that our board underwrites all expenses means every penny raised goes to support the best poverty-fighting programs.”
— Lee S. Ainslie, III
Lee S. Ainslie, III is a Managing Partner at Maverick Capital. Before starting Maverick in 1993, he was a Managing Director of Tiger Management Corporation. Prior to joining Tiger, Mr. Ainslie was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick as a Consultant for that firm's National Director of Information Technology. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal High School, the Advisory Board of the University of Virginia's Alumni Association and the Board of Trustees for the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia.
“This isn’t an honorary board. They're engaged, actively working, getting their hands dirty — often meeting at programs they fund, in the city’s toughest neighbor- hoods. They truly walk the walk.”
— Geoffrey Canada
Geoffrey Canada joined Harlem Children's Zone, Inc. in 1983 as Education Director and became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harlem Children's Zone in 1990. During his 20-plus years with HCZ, Inc., Mr. Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform. Prior to that, he worked as Director of the Robert White School, a private school for troubled inner-city youth in Boston. Mr. Canada grew up in the South Bronx in a poor, violent neighborhood. Despite his troubled surroundings, he was able to succeed academically, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in Education from the Harvard School of Education.