Co-President, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
Lisa Eisen is Co-President of Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and leads our U.S. Jewish, and Gender and Reproductive Equity Portfolios. Lisa spearheads efforts to strengthen Jewish life by supporting initiatives around the world that engage Jews in service and social action, help people experience and learn about Israel and create vibrant, inclusive Jewish communities. She oversees our Jewish and Israel Education grantmaking, Schusterman Fellowship and REALITY program.
Lisa also leads our efforts to advance gender and reproductive equity and empower women and girls in the U.S. and around the world. She chairs the Advisory Boards of both the Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity and the Gender Equity Action Fund, which mobilize funders to protect and advance gender and reproductive equity. She is also founding Advisory Board chair of the Safety Respect Equity Network, which promotes women’s leadership and addresses sexual harassment and gender discrimination in Jewish workplaces.
Lisa was founding board chair of Repair the World, the iCenter, and the Israel on Campus Coalition, and she currently serves on the boards of Leading Edge, the Israel Institute and OLAM. She has helped to expand Schusterman’s grantmaking for more than 20 years, serving as its National Director and then as Vice President before becoming Co-President in 2019. Prior to joining the organization, she served for nine years as Executive Director of Project Interchange Seminars in Israel. She also served as American Jewish Committee DC Area Assistant Director and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.
Lisa graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor 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.
The proud mother of three adult children, Lisa is a certified yoga teacher, and she enjoys vinyasa yoga, community service, trekking and international travel.