Cynthia Rivera Weissblum

President & CEO | Edwin Gould Foundation

Cynthia Rivera Weissblum is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Edwin Gould Foundation, which invests in organizations that help motivated low-income students get to and through college. Under her leadership, EGF, which is located in New York City, has also become an incubator for non-profits focused on that mission. It is Ms. Rivera Weissblum’s fundamental belief that intelligence, hard work and grit, not family income, should determine who succeeds in the American education system. To that end, she often speaks to policy makers, journalists, thought leaders and program specialists to inform legislation and craft programs, designed to address the financial, academic and social obstacles that prevent low-income students from succeeding in college.