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Amy Herskovitz

Managing Director, Fortitude Fund


Amy is the Managing Director of Fortitude Fund, a new and independent vehicle for Bill and Karen Ackman’s philanthropic giving. Fortitude Fund seeks to empower leaders and to fund innovations that, if successful at scale, can disrupt entrenched systems that perpetuate social injustice and poverty. As the founding director of The Pershing Square Foundation, Amy played a key role in channeling the Trustees’ vision, placing emphasis on Social Entrepreneurship. As Director of Social Entrepreneurship she played a key role in structuring the Foundation’s growing operations, identifying talented entrepreneurs, and building and leading the social enterprise portfolio first at The Pershing Square Foundation, then through the creation of the PSiLab.

Prior to joining The Pershing Square Foundation, Amy’s background with Mental Health specialized in rapid evaluation, out-of-school youth, adolescents and family, and creation of trauma treatment models in the Greater New York area.