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Paul Spivey

He, Him, His

Paul has enjoyed leadership roles in management, administration, program development, and financial stewardship in the philanthropic and broader nonprofit sectors. As a principal at the executive search firm of Phillips Oppenheim, Paul leads the philanthropy and social service practices.

Paul served as President of the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, supporting education, youth development, career development and financial literacy. Prior to joining Gould, Paul was Executive Director of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, committed to the academic and professional achievement of low-income students. Paul’s time as a human rights worker for the Black Sash in South Africa in the late 1980s inspired him to support underserved youth both abroad and at home.

Immediately following his graduation from college, Paul worked as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs. At that time, he joined the board of his alma mater, Wesleyan University. Paul has served on more than 20 educational, social service and cultural boards. He currently serves on the boards of the TEAK Fellowship and New York City Center, having just stepped down from his role as Board Chair of Exponent Philanthropy.