Vivian Zelter

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Vivian’s professional background started on Wall Street in finance. She was a corporate bond trader at Lehman Brothers before she left to start a family.

Vivian has over 20 years of philanthropic experience. Her interest in education led her to become a long term Board member at George Jackson Academy, a middle school for underserved boys in downtown Manhattan. She also served on the Board of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, and has recently been a lead supporter of its new Social Justice Scholar’s Program. Additionally, Vivian is on the Board of the UJA Federation of New York (United Jewish Appeal), and serves on its Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors Committee.

Vivian’s passion for art extends to being an active member of the Chairman’s Council at the Metropolitan Museum and the Education Committee at the Whitney Museum. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.