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Amy Herskovitz

Managing Director, Fortitude Fund


Amy Herskovitz, LCSW-R is Founder and Managing Director of Fortitude Fund, an independent vehicle for Bill and Karen Ackman’s philanthropic giving. The 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. She led the structuring of 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. Amy is part of several advisory boards including the Harvard Medical School Global Health Advisory Council, The NYU Social Enterprise Program, Strong Minds, Tristate Africa Funders Network.