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There are two arms of Citizens Union: Citizens Union of the City of New York (a 501(c) 4 organization) and Citizens Union Foundation (a 501(c) 3 organization). The Citizens Union Foundation focuses on the research and public education areas important to our mission.

 

Betsy Gotbaum
Executive Director, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation

 

Randy Mastro
Chair, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Gibson Dunn 

 

Robert Abrams
President, Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

 

John P. Avlon
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Senior Political Analyst & Fill-in Anchor
CNN

 

Monica Azare
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Retired

 

Judi Rappoport Blitzer
Vice-Chair, Citizens Union Foundation
Retired

 

Nancy Bowe
Treasurer, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation
Director & Past Chair, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Board 

 

Richard Briffault
Vice-Chair, Citizens Union Foundation
Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation
Columbia Law School

 

Anthony Crowell
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Dean & President; Professor of Law
New York Law School 

 

Christina R. Davis
Secretary, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation
Advisory Board
The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation

 

Allan H. Dobrin
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Management Consultant

 

Gail Erickson
Board Member, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation
Retired

 

Ester R. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Professor of International & Public Affairs & Political Science; Director,Urban & Social Policy Program, Columbia University, School
of International & Public Affairs 

 

Eric Gioia
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Managing Director
UBS

Nicole Gordon
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation 
Distinguished Lecturer & Faculty Director of the Executive MPA
CUNY Baruch College 

 

Robert M. Hallman
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Attorney and Senior Fellow, Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, CO

 

Robert M. Kaufman
Board Member, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP 

 

Gary P. Naftalis
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Kramer Levin 

 

Charles O’Byrne
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Executive Vice President for Policy
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Juanita Scarlett
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Bolton St. Johns 

 

Frederick Schaffer
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Chair, New York City Campaign Finance Board 

 

Kenneth Seplow
Board Member, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation
Retired 

 

Peter J.W. Sherwin
Board Member, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP

 

Anthony R. Smith
Board Member, Citizens Union & Citizens Union Foundation
Retired

Jason Stewart
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
SVP & Head of Corporate Services
The D.E. Shaw Group

Marjorie B. Tiven
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Founder
Global Cities, Inc.

 

Grace Lyu Volckhausen
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
President Emeritus
Tiger Baron Foundation

 

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