Jenny Sharfstein Kane
Jenny Sharfstein Kane leads the post-secondary education portfolio at Bloomberg Philanthropies. She is responsible for managing the foundation’s college access and success and career and technical education initiatives. As part of this portfolio, she helped launch CollegePoint, a virtual college advising program that has reached over 70,000 high-achieving, lower-income high school students since it launched in 2015. She also leads the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of more than 130 selective colleges and universities committed to accepting and enrolling more high-achieving lower income students. Previously, she was the Director of Programs and Managing Director at the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City where she managed a portfolio of over 80 high-profile public-private partnerships and pilot programs on behalf of City Hall and 40 City agencies and helped raise over $180 million from 2007 to 2013. Prior to the Mayor’s Fund, she was the Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Transportation.
She is on the board of Project Renewal, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless New Yorkers secure healthcare, housing and jobs, and is co-chair of the friends committee of the Good+ Foundation, which provides essential goods and innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers in New York City. She also leads the Mitzvah Committee for the 92Y Nursery School and serves on the Advisory Committee of the 92Y Parenting Center. She and her husband are lifelong members of Central Synagogue and have been involved in the Leadership Development Group since 2016. She lives on the Upper East Side with her husband Andrew Kane and their 7-year-old daughter Eve and 4-year-old son Max.