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David M. Knott

CEO of Knott Partners Management, LLC

David Knott is the CEO of Knott Partners Management, LLC, which manages a group of hedge funds that he founded in 1987. Mr. Knott serves as a director of Paramount Resources of Calgary, Alberta. He is a Board member, treasurer, and chairman of the investment committee of Boy’s and Girl’s Harbor of Harlem and East Hampton. Mr. Knott also serves on the Board of the National D-day Museum in New Orleans. Mr. Knott is a member of the University Committee for Undergraduate Financial Aid at the University of Pennsylvania from which he holds a BA and MBA.

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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Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes or have questions about scholarships? We invite you to subscribe to our mailing list, set an appointment, or reach out to and learn more about how you can get involved.

Ahmeed Turner, Executive Director

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