Founder and Co-Chair, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Lynn Schusterman is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Active in Jewish communal and philanthropic affairs for over 40 years, Mrs. Schusterman’s work reflects her love for Judaism, the Jewish people and Israel; a passion for repairing the world; a belief in the potential of young people; a belief in the importance of education; a devotion to supporting the Tulsa community; and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence. She currently holds a variety of leadership positions in organizations such as BBYO, Hillel, Repair the World and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. She is also a founding member of the Birthright Israel Foundation and a leading philanthropist in the Birthright Israel program. Her advocacy efforts include writing articles and opinion pieces for a variety of publications and she contributed to A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters to Them. In 2007, she received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In 2008, she was honored with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Public Service award and, she has been named one of the “Forward 50” by the Forward newspaper five times.