Lisa Eisen is President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation’s U.S. Jewish Portfolio, including its Jewish and Israel Education grantmaking, the Schusterman Fellowship and the REALITY program. In this capacity, Lisa spearheads efforts to strengthen the Jewish community by supporting initiatives around the world that engage young Jews in service and social action, help people experience and learn about Israel and support efforts to welcome all who seek to participate in Jewish life.
Lisa also leads initiatives to advance women’s rights and empower women and girls around the world. She founded the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition, which promotes women’s leadership and addresses sexual harassment and gender discrimination in Jewish workplaces, and she serves on its Executive Committee.
Lisa was founding board chair of Repair the World, the Israel on Campus Coalition and the iCenter, and continues to serve on their national boards. She also serves on the boards of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), the Israel Institute, BBYO and OLAM.
Lisa has helped to expand the Foundation’s Jewish and Israel grantmaking over the past 18 years, serving as its National Director and then as Vice President. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served for nine years as Executive Director of Project Interchange Seminars in Israel, an institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). She has also held positions as AJC Washington Area Assistant Director and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.
Lisa is a frequent presenter in the fields of philanthropy, Jewish service, Israel education, women's rights and leadership. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelors of Arts in History and earned her Master of Arts degree with honors in Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lisa and her husband, Mitch, have three children, Ariella, Tamar and Jonah. Lisa is a certified yoga teacher, and she enjoys vinyasa and ashtanga yoga, community service, trekking and international travel.