As managing director of the Survival portfolio at Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, Eric Weingartner focuses on issues including health, housing, homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, legal services and public benefit enrollment. He also manages Robin Hood’s Veterans Fund and its American Dream Fund, two portfolios focused on veterans and immigrants living in poverty. His portfolio has launched over 25 large-scale public / private partnerships with government and best in class not for profit organizations in New York City. At Robin Hood, Weingartner oversees a $40 million grants portfolio directed to over 80 not for profit and government agencies. Before joining Robin Hood, he served as a policy advisor to both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In both cases, he focused on issues including welfare reform, neighborhood economic development, public education, youth development, higher education and workforce programming. Weingartner is a former Vice President of FEGS Health & Human Services, where he managed the education and workforce divisions including 30 programs and an annual budget of $50 million. He is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a former Executive Director of Teach For America, New York, and was a Teach for America corps member teaching eighth grade English in the Bronx.
Robin Hood Foundation
June 13, 2016NYU Kimmel CenterNew York City