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LEE Foundation

The LEE Foundation supports the mission-driven charitable and educational activities of Leadership for Educational Equity.

The foundation provides grants to conduct LEE educational events, sponsor internships and fellowships, and develop various materials, such as toolkits and white papers. It also supports activities that promote dialogue among the general public and others in the education and policy arenas.


LEE Foundation Board of Directors


Emma Bloomberg

Emma Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Murmuration, an organization that is transforming how political campaigns, advocates, and organizers identify, engage, and mobilize people and communities so that every child in the United States can receive an education that prepares them to lead productive, fulfilling, and happy lives. Before founding Murmuration, Emma was chief of staff at Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. A graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government, she also holds a degree in English and a certificate in medieval studies from Princeton University. She currently serves on the boards of the KIPP Foundation, Park Avenue Armory, and the Bloomberg Family Foundation.

Steve Mandel

Steve Mandel is the founder of Lone Pine Capital, a public equity asset management firm that he started in 1997.  Prior to founding Lone Pine, Mr. Mandel was managing director and consumer analyst at Tiger Management Corporation (1990-1997), mass-market retailing analyst at Goldman, Sachs (1984-1990) and consultant at Mars and Company (1982-1984).  Mr. Mandel graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (1974), Dartmouth College (1978) and Harvard Business School (1982).  He served as board chair of Teach for America and Dartmouth College and is a former trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and The Children’s School in Stamford, CT.  He is a founder and board member of the Lone Pine Foundation, whose mission is to help children and families in the communities where Lone Pine has offices.  He is also a director of the ZOOM Foundation, a family foundation focused primarily on education and the environment.  Mr. Mandel and his wife Sue live in Greenwich, Connecticut and have three adult children.


Michael Park

Michael Park is a partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York office and leads the firm’s Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice for the U.S. Northeast. He works with advanced industries and energy clients on growth strategy, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and capital markets-based portfolio strategy. Prior to joining McKinsey in 2003, Michael worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan. A 2011-12 Partnership for New York City David Rockefeller fellow, he is deeply involved in New York City institutions and non-profits: Michael helps lead McKinsey’s relationship and pro-bono work with Teach For America on organization and growth strategy and is also the board chair of Career Village, a startup that connects students to career opportunities. Michael graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with a degree in economics.

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