Herbert Sturz is a senior advisor to the Open Society Foundations. For more than 50 years, Mr. Sturz has been a powerful force for social innovation and change. He has created or played an instrumental role in creating more than 20 nonprofit organizations including The Vera Institute of Justice; The Center for Court Innovation; The Manhattan Bail Project; Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services; Project Renewal, which provides affordable housing for the homeless; Safe Horizon, providing support for victims of abuse; and The After School Corporation which offers 250 different after-school programs to 40,000 children in New York City. For these and many other accomplishments, Mr. Sturz has been profiled in the recent book, A Kind of Genius: Herb Sturz and society's Toughest Problems by New York Times reporter Sam Roberts.
Previously, Mr. Sturz was a Deputy Mayor to Mayor Edward Koch, Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission, and worked on the editorial board of the New York Times.
He currently serves on the boards of Ashoka USA, The After School Corporation and the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College.