Honorary Trustees

Silda Wall Spitzer is an American businesswoman, lawyer, and was the First Lady of New York State from January 2007 until March 2008. She has worked in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors in the areas of green/sustainability issues, youth service/education, and human rights and women's financial and other empowerment. Currently, she is director and principal at NewWorld Capital Group, a private equity firm investing in environmental and energy related products and services. She is also co-founder and CEO of woman-owned New York Makers, a digital magazine and marketplace covering New York State. Among her not-for-profit activities, she serves as the vice chairperson of Urban Green Council, is on the Ceres president's council, and the Sustainable Endowment Institute's advisory board. She also served on the boards of Points of Light and generationOn until 2015. She is a board member at Meredith College and the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, and is an honorary trustee of No Bully.