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In 2014, Children’s Aid selected Phoebe Boyer as president and CEO. Phoebe has worked to strengthen operations, with a keen focus on optimizing the impact programs have on children. Children’s Aid was recognized for exceptional management practices as a 2017 winner of the New York Community Trust’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards. In 2018, City & State honored Phoebe on its Above & Beyond list of 30 remarkable women. Phoebe came to Children’s Aid from the Robertson Foundation, a $1 billion foundation created by Julian Robertson and his family that takes a targeted approach to supporting critical national issues. During her tenure, she developed and executed the foundation’s national K-12 education reform strategy. She also served for 12 years as the executive director of the Tiger Foundation, founded by Julian Robertson.. During her tenure at the Tiger Foundation, the organization provided more than $112 million in funding to New York City nonprofits in education, youth development and job training.
A graduate of Wesleyan University, she earned her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where she won the Joanne Martin Academic Award for Public and Nonprofit Management.