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Doug Bauer

Doug Bauer is the executive director of The Clark Foundation, an organization that focuses on helping people out of poverty. He is also executive director of The Scriven and Fernleigh Foundations and Senior Vice President with The Clark Estates, Inc.He has been featured in numerous publications and broadcast media. He co-authored, with Steven Godeke, Philanthropy's New Passing Gear: Mission Related Investing, A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation Trustees. He also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia Business School where he teaches about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Doug is a graduate of Michigan State University. 

Marcia Canterella

Marcia Cantarella is the daughter of  Civil Rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr.  Formerly a corporate executive, she is the author of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, has been a Dean at Hunter College, and at Princeton University and on the Dean’s staff at NYU’s College of Arts and Science. She co-directs the CUNY Hunter College Black Male Initiative. She works with students, schools and programs  around the issue of college success and serves on several boards of directors including READ Alliance and the College of Saint Elizabeth. 

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Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman is Distinguished Professor in Economics at the Graduate Center of CUNY (City University of New York) and a core faculty member in the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at CUNY. He is best-known to the general public as Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times.  In 2008, Krugman was the sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is the author or editor of more than 25 books and over 200 articles and a regular contributor on ABC-TV's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos and appears on Charlie Rose, PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg Television, NPR and MSNBC. Krugman's four recent trade books, End This Depression Now!, The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, The Conscience of a Liberal and The Great Unraveling became New York Times bestsellers.

Nancy Wackstein

Nancy Wackstein started as Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in February 2016 following a long career in the New York City nonprofit sector. Ms. Wackstein served from 2002 to 2015 as Executive Director of United Neighborhood Houses of New York, the federation of New York City’s 38 settlement houses and community centers. Prior to UNH, she was the Executive Director of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, a Manhattan settlement house, for 11 years. Ms. Wackstein served as Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office on Homelessness and SRO Housing from l990-91 under Mayor David N. Dinkins and was Senior Policy Advisor for Human Services in Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins’ Office from l986-l989




Michael Zisser

Michael Zisser is the recently retired CEO of University Settlement, the oldest settlement house in America. University Settlement provides a comprehensive network of integrated neighborhood based services, conducts more than 30 programs and continues to be invested in piloting new programs. He was also CEO of The Door, which provides a complete range of services to youth ages 12-21. Michael holds a Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of How the Other Sector Survives, published Fall 2013.