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Caryn Effron

Senior Director at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group

Caryn Effron is a Senior Director at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, a mortgage brokerage firm that raises capital for commercial real estate nationwide. Ms. Effron has been with Ackman-Ziff since 2000, and has held her current position since 2001. Prior to Ackman-Ziff, Ms. Effron was a principal with Citadel Real Estate, a boutique real estate banking firm (1999-2001). She also ran a principal mortgage brokerage business from 1996 to 1999, as well as a real estate management business that did acquisition work for GKN Real Estate from 1992 to 1996. Ms. Effron has been a board member at the JCC in Manhattan from 2000-2005. She holds an MBA from the NYU Business School (1989) and a BA from the University of Michigan (1982).

Our Team

George A. Weiss is the chairman of Say Yes To Education, Inc., a national non-profit foundation committed to opening access to post-secondary education for high poverty youth.

Neil Goldberg is President/CEO Raymour & Flanigan Furniture & Holdings. He graduated from Syracuse University School of Management in 1975 with a B.S. in Accounting.

Jane Toll worked for many years as a teacher and then as a custom home builder. She funded, ran and lived a program to support 60 inner city kids from third grade through college.

Sol H. Pelavin was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institutes for Research.

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Ahmeed Turner, Executive Director

Dana Lyons, Manager, Post-Secondary Scholarship Access and Completion