Kristen Edgreen Kaufman combines nearly two decades of diversified business, philanthropic, and political experience on a regional and global scale to offer a unique approach to strategic development, fundraising, and team building/management. Kaufman co-founded and runs Acrocorinth, Inc., a foundation supporting education for underprivileged children and fiscally sound government policies.
She most recently served as the senior director of development at the Counter Extremism Project—a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization founded by Ambassador Mark Wallace, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and Frances Townsend—formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideology. Kaufman's breadth of experience in results driven and high-pressure environments, including eight years as a managing director in equity sales on the trading floor with Natixis Bleichroeder running her own institutional book of business and as an international marketing analyst and institutional client service associate with Lazard Asset Management and Merrill Lynch, inspired her to create and participate in programs that improve lives globally. In 2014, she ran for public office & was elected judicial delegate for the 75th Assembly District in New York City.
Kaufman holds her BA in international relations, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College and her MBA from Columbia Business School. She currently serves on the board of Teach for America – NY. She co-chaired the American Museum of Natural History's dinner dance from 2013 to 2015.
Kaufman was first elected to the Carnegie Council Board in 2019.
Last Updated: November 5, 2019