Hildy Simmons has been involved in the philanthropic community for over 30 years.
She was previously a Managing Director and head of the Global Foundations Group at JPMorgan, overseeing the grantmaking of more than 40 foundations. As an independent consultant she currently advises select clients on their philanthropic activities. Prior to joining Morgan, Hildy served as the program director of the Norman Foundation and held a variety of positions in New York City and State government including serving as a New York City Urban Fellow.
Hildy has a B.A. from Lake Erie College and an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government. She is the former Chair of the New York City Board of Correction and serves on the boards of the Mary J. Hutchins Foundation, the Jerome L. Greene Foundation and the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Hildy has also been a judge for the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship, where she first learned about, and fell in love with, our work! She lives in Brooklyn, New York.