Phillips Oppenheim

Paul Spivey

Paul SpiveyOver a 20-year period, Paul Spivey has enjoyed leadership roles in management, administration, program development and financial stewardship in the philanthropic and broader nonprofit sector.

Before joining Phillips Oppenheim as a search consultant, Paul advised a broad range of nonprofit clients on issues ranging from donor development to board governance. Paul also served as President of the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, supporting education, youth development and financial literacy. Prior to joining Gould, Paul was Executive Director of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, committed to the achievement of low-income students. Paul's year as a human rights worker for the Black Sash in South Africa in the late 1980's 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.

Paul currently sits on the boards of the New York Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Ackerman Institute and the Support Center for Nonprofit Managment. Prior board service includes serving as chair of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, secretary of the Council on Foundations and vice chair of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers.

As a loyal alumnus, Paul has served on the boards of Eaglebrook School and Wesleyan University while representing St. Paul's School as an Alumni Regional Representative.


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