Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education
WHO WE ARE
We are a private Foundation supporting organizations that fight poverty through education while cultivating a spirit of philanthropy at Lone Pine Capital LLC.
We are funded by the employees of Lone Pine Capital LLC. All full time employees serve as equal voting members on our Advisory Board.
We award grants to programs that serve at-risk children and families in the areas of education and youth development. Board Members engage with grantees through rigorous analysis of grant proposals, site visits, guest speakers and volunteer events.
We evaluate our portfolio grantees in the following areas:
Since our founding in 2001, Lone Pine Foundation, Inc. has awarded over $75 million in grants to nonprofits in Connecticut, New York, San Francisco and London.
We currently invest in the organizations below:
MEET OUR TEAM
Lucy Ball became the Founding Executive Director of Lone Pine Foundation, Inc. in 2002. Lucy has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for 35 years. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Executive Director of Starlight Children's Foundation (now known as Encourage Kids Foundation) where she remains on the Board of Directors.
Katherine Gehrmann is the Associate Director. Her experience working with youth combined with a passion for educational equity led her to the Foundation in 2009. Katherine serves as liaison for the Public School Initiative and bring years of experience to the grantmaking process.
Molly Umble is a Program Officer. Molly developed a passion for nonprofits during her college career, when she interned at the Conway Regional Health Foundation, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Elizabeth Quartararo is a Program Officer. Elizabeth has held many mentoring roles for teens and young adults and is deeply interested in addressing poverty through education. She is currently pursuing her MBA part-time at New York University, with a focus on social impact.