Cynthia Bengier

Following a career in banking, Cynthia shifted her focus to apply her business experience to philanthropy. She has served in leadership positions in a variety of nonprofit organizations that inspire and prepare young people to develop their leadership potential, with long periods on the boards of Summer Search National (where she is Trustee Emeritus), Summer Search San Francisco Bay Area, The Bay School of San Francisco, Town School for Boys and Rebuilding Together National. She is President of the Bengier Foundation, and manages the relationships with most of the organizations funded by the foundation. Previously she held product management and strategic planning positions at Mondex USA and Wells Fargo Bank. Cynthia earned an MBA from New York University. She and her husband Gary have traveled extensively, and she supports deep travel experiences for young people as a way of more fully understanding and embracing their leadership role in the world.