Karen Adler

Board Member

Karen R. Adler has recently retired from working as an independent management consultant for high net worth families and their foundations with a specific focus on management, operations and philanthropic issues. Karen is also Senior Vice President of the Adler Group, a multi-generational family business where her specific responsibilities focus on advising younger family members. Prior to this, Karen was the Chief Executive Officer of Bromor Management LLC, the family office for the Andrea and Charles Bronfman family. Bromor Management was responsible for the investments, management and operations of this multi-generational family office as well as the administrative and financial activities of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, an umbrella for seven foundations in the United States, Canada, and Israel. Prior to joining Bromor, Karen was a strategic planning and marketing consultant working with foundations, NGOs and private businesses to develop business strategies for successfully working with federal, state and local governments. From 1993 through 1997 Karen was the Regional Administrator for the General Services Administration. In that capacity she was responsible for the development, construction, leasing operating, and management of the US federal government’s real estate. She also managed the programs that provided products and services to the federal government for its daily operations including telecommunications, information resource management, travel and transportation. Karen developed and implemented the agency wide program for “right sizing” this huge government organization. Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Karen held management positions in finance, government, and politics.

Karen Adler and the Adler-Greenwald Family philanthropic efforts focus on three primary areas:

Israel and the American Jewish Community, American Democratic Principles and Expanding Citizen Participation, Empowering Women and Girls to Fully Participate in All Aspects of Society. Ms. Adler is the immediate past President of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York, one of the largest Donor Advised Funds in the Country. Ms Adler is on the Executive Committee and Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, and she is on the Board of the UJA-Federation of New York. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Network Commission and Chairs the Federation’s Agency Capacity and Excellence Committee. Karen also serves on the Board of the Roosevelt Institute, and Plaza Jewish Community Chapel. Ms. Adler is actively involved with a number of other national and international organizations dedicated to furthering the goals of the family’s philanthropy.

Karen Adler has an MBA in Finance from New York University, an MPA and an MA in Urban Planning from Northeastern University, and a BA in Political Science from American University. Karen is married to Laurence Greenwald. They have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.