Thomas L. Kempner, Jr. serves on the foundation’s Board of Trustees, bringing decades of global market expertise and investment acumen to the position. In 1984, he co-founded Davidson Kempner Capital Management, a global institutional investment management firm where he served as executive managing member until his retirement in 2019.

In 1987, Kempner established the Thomas L. Kempner, Jr. Foundation through which he and his family support organizations working in the fields of education, the environment, and the performing arts. He is chairman of the board of the Central Park Conservancy and of St. Bernard’s School in New York City. He also serves on the boards of Harlem Village Academies and the Mount Sinai Health System.

Kempner graduated from the Harvard Business School with distinction, and from Yale College magna cum laude with a major in computer science.