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Current and Former Trusteeships,
Directorships and Endowed Fellowships


Caramoor Center for Music
and the Arts

Katonah, New York
1999 to 2006
Trustee Emeritus
2006 to Present
  Trustee Emeritus of performing arts organization founded in 1945, which offers a range of orchestral, operatic and chamber music concerts.
Endowed Fellowship: Tondra and Jeffrey Lynford Rising Star.
Citizens Budget Commission
New York, New York
2002 to 2008
Trustee Emeritus
2008 to Present
  Trustee Emeritus of this nonpartisan, nonprofit civic organization that studies the finances and operations of NYC and NYS governments. It strives to promote sound budget and management practices. Has served on the Budget Policy Committee, the Debt & Capital Investment Committee, and the Public Service Innovations Committee.
Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc.
New York, New York
1986 to 2001
  Director of six publicly-traded open and closed end real estate mutual funds managed by Cohen & Steers, Inc.
Eos Orchestra
New York, New York
2001 to 2007
  Chairman of the Board for the Orchestra.
Equity Residential
Chicago, Illinois
1997 to 2003
  Trustee of the largest publicly-traded (NYSE) apartment real estate investment trust in the United States, which has over 1,000 properties located in 35 states, consisting of 225,000 apartments.
Global Heritage Fund
Palo Alto, California
2004 to 2011
  Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Board of this international conservancy.  Its mission is to preserve and sustain significant, endangered cultural heritage sites in the developing world.
Guttmacher Institute
New York, New York
1987 to 1993
  Trustee of this non-profit organization which promotes reproductive health worldwide.
International Collage Center
New York, New York
2011 to 2013
  Chairman of the Board for this non-profit research, archival, exhibition, and educational institution dedicated to the study and appreciation of collage and its related forms, including assemblage, photomontage, and mixed-media installation.
Lower East Side
Tenement Museum

New York, New York
2001 to 2007
  Ex Officio Trustee, representing The National Trust for Historic Preservation. This Museum is the first tenement designated a National Historic Site and a living history lesson portraying the realistic conditions facing urban working class poor and immigrant families in America from 1863 to 1935.
Lynford Family Charitable Trust
New York, New York
1984 to Present

Trustee of a private family foundation, which supports the arts, education, historic preservation, medical research and public policy issues.

Medical & Health
Research Association

New York, New York
2004 to 2006

Trustee of nonprofit corporation which facilitates the creation and implementation of major New York City health research projects and programs.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Washington, D.C.
Trustee: 1987 to 1996
Trustee Emeritus: 1996 to present

Trustee Emeritus of only Congressionally chartered organization with reponsibilities for encouraging public participation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objects significant in American history and culture.

NYS Council on the Arts
New York, New York
2007 to 2013
  Member of the Council
Appointed by the Governor for a five-year term.
New York University
New York, New York
2008 to present

Trustee. NYU is a private university which includes 17 schools and colleges with an enrollment of over 50,000 students.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering and
The Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing (IMAS)
Brooklyn, New York
1997 to present
  Member of the Board of Overseers of the second-oldest private engineering and technology school in the country. Founded in 1854, and formerly known as Polytechnic University, NYU Tandon provides education in engineering, technology and related fields for over 5,000 NYU students. Co-founder of IMAS, devoted to the advancement of pure and applied mathematics, computers and other areas of science and technology.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
New York, New York
2011 to 2019

Vice Chairman, nominated by the Governor of New York and ratified by the New York State Senate.

Founded in 1921, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey builds, operates and maintains the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the bi-state region. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supporting more than 550,000 regional jobs and generating more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where One World Trade Center, at 1,776 feet, is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western hemisphere.

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Advisory Council: 1994 to 2006
Development Leadership Council:
2001 to 2006

75th Anniversary Dean's Leadership Committee: 2004 to 2006
  Member of the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Development Leadership Council of the
Endowed Fellowship: Professor Marion Levy Jr. Fellowship
New York, New York
2003 to 2007
  Trustee of nonprofit organization founded in 1994, which offers tuition fellowships to young writers who share their craft with hospitalized, seriously ill children. Merged with Starlight Children's Foundation.
The Trust for Public Land
New York, New York
2002 to 2006
  Member of the New York Advisory Council. The Trust is a national, non-profit land conservation organization founded to create and preserve parks, recreation areas, greenways, historic landscapes and wilderness.
Trust for Governors Island
New York, New York
2010 to 2013
  Member of the Board of Directors.
Appointed by the Mayor of New York City
for a three-year term.
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
2005 to present

Member of the New York Weill Cornell Council.
Endowed fellowship: The Lynford Family International Fellows Program supported 48 medical students in 24 countries over a 13-year period.

List of endowed fellows

Map showing where Weill Cornell Fellows have worked