Joanne Heyman, Senior Advisor

Joanne Heyman joined Wealth & Giving Forum as a Senior Advisor and also CEO and Founder of Heyman Partners,  consulting firm recognized as a thought leader, innovator and key advisor within the pro-social sector. As a coach and a consultant, she counsels leadership on all sides of the philanthropy table – non-profit, foundation and business.  

Earlier, she drove the growth and success of a wide variety of organizations worldwide. She was the founding Executive Director of Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation and served as the Executive Director of The International Center in New York, Vice President of The Corporation of Yaddo, and a senior advisor to The Goldman Sachs Foundation and the American Jewish World Service.

Ms. Heyman holds an MA from the Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs and a BA in Comparative Literature from Smith College. She serves on the Advisory Boards of LitWorld, Serengeti Scholars and Compass Kids.  She is a regular lecturer and Capstone Advisor at Columbia University and is a member of NationSwell.