Board

Elizabeth Goldhirsh-Yellin

President

Liz comes to her role as President of the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation after having been a Director of the Goldhirsh Foundation since 2003. In this new position she remains dedicated to furthering the legacy of her late parents, sharing their passion for promoting education from early childhood through college - and supporting Jewish causes centered around a commitment to the State of Israel and the preservation of its heritage and archaeological history.

With her parents' illnesses and deaths and her own diagnosis with a neuroendocrine tumor as driving forces, Liz is equally committed to supporting cancer research - both brain and neuroendocrine. In October of 2014 Liz was honored by UCLA with the Visionary Award for her support of cancer research.

Liz is an alumna of Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated with a degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to earn a Masters in Journalism from Columbia and a Masters in Theology from Harvard, where she started the Reaching Common Ground Writing Contest promoting religious understanding among students. Aside from her philanthropic work, Liz knows her most important role is that of a mother to her and Eric's young son.


Eric Yellin

Vice-President

Eric Yellin is currently an executive with Hulu, LLC, the premium online video service. Eric has been with the company since its launch in early 2008 and heads its Distribution unit which oversees the distribution of Hulu content to dozens of website partners. In addition, Eric manages business development and device partner relationships for the Hulu Plus subscription product on living room (TV, blu-ray, gaming consoles, set-top-boxes) and mobile devices (mobile phones and tablets). Prior to Hulu, Eric directed web and product development at Tabula Digita, an educational video game start-up and worked as a consultant at Bain & Company. Eric came to Bain from Citigroup where he was a Vice President at the Citi Cards credit card unit, developing new businesses in the consumer internet payments space and was named as an inventor of several patents related to consumer payments technologies. At the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation, Eric focuses on cancer research and oversees grant distribution. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from Harvard.


Kathy Wallace

Treasurer

Kathleen C. Wallace is Managing Director of RINET Company, LLC and team leader of the Trust Management Group. Kathy joined RINET in November 1998 as Trust Administrator. In her role as team leader of the Trust Management Group, Kathy is responsible for overseeing all areas of trust administration, including beneficiary distributions, maintenance of the trust accounting system, mailing of quarterly reports, preparation of fiduciary income tax returns, and projection of the trusts' accounting income and expenses. In addition, the Trust Management Group administers the Private Foundations of our clients and prepares the accountings for Family Limited Partnerships. Kathy is a graduate of Bentley College with a MS in taxation and holds a BS in Management Science from Bridgewater State College. She successfully completed the National Graduate Trust School sponsored by the American Bankers Association at Northwestern University. She is licensed as a Certified Financial Planner and a licensed Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.


Susan Grinel

Grant Advisor

Susan Grinel is a strategic consultant to private family foundations in the United States. Her work helps family foundations focus their giving on projects of integrity and effectiveness throughout the world. Her strategies include helping families determine the issues they want to address, researching agencies and organizations, establishing priorities for giving, researching alternatives, developing measures to ensure proper use of funds and appropriate follow-up for accountability. In 1995, Dr. Grinel began her fifteen year tenure at the Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation, initially by supervising all organizational grants, and later as the Founding Director of the Family Foundation Center. As Center Director at the Jewish Community Foundation, she provided consulting support for a wide range of family foundations, advising them on philanthropic best practices and opportunities to support innovative community projects. Susan received her doctorate in City and Regional Planning with a special emphasis on Social Policy Planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975 and is a long-time member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.


David Beckwith

Chief Investment Officer

David Beckwith is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of RINET Company, LLC. He is responsible for leading the development and direction of RINET's overall investment strategy and tactical decision-making. David has over 25 years of investment experience. Prior to joining RINET, he was the Managing Director of Hale and Dorr Capital Management, LLC. Other previous experience include Senior Vice President at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., managing private client and institutional accounts; Vice President and Portfolio Manager at John Hancock Financial Services, managing global, international, and Pacific Basin mutual funds; and Financial Analyst with Lloyds Bank International. Mr. Beckwith has commented on international markets, asset allocation, and other financial issues in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Daily Deal, and on television outlets such as CNBC and ABC World News Tonight. David holds a BA from Trinity College and studied international finance at the Fletcher School of Tufts University. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the Boston Society of Security Analysts. He is also Trustee and rotating Investment Committee member at the Dedham Institution for Savings.


Donald R. Stanton

Investment Advisor

Don has been advising wealthy private clients and institutions for 43 years. After earning an MBA from Boston University, he joined Goldman Sachs in 1968 and has been focusing on portfolio management for a broad range of clients ever since. Don has built a group of 6 professionals with combined experience of over 140 years, who together oversee nearly $2 billion in assets held either in custody at the firm or in the outside advisor space. In addition to comprehensive investment management, Don's practice also encompasses specialized transactions including the protection of large stock positions. His team has a proven track record of success characterized by a client-driven investment culture that provides continuity and confidence to their investors.

Don also has maintained an exemplary philanthropic life, and his investment expertise has benefited a wide range of institutions. Currently he is on the investment committees of the Rhode Island School of Design, the DeCordova Museum, the Winsor School, and the Goldhirsh Foundation. He is a trustee of the DeCordova Museum and the Rhode Island School of Design and is a past board member of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis, the Winsor School, and First Night Boston. He has been an overseer for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Tufts Medical Center, and with his wife Jeanne is a founder of the Friends of Boston Art. As an undergraduate Don received the B'nai B'rith Award for Annual Americanism and in 1988 the Community Service Award from Goldman, Sachs.