Patti returned to the Rauch Foundation, where she previously served as environmental program director, in 2016. She now serves as the Foundation’s Managing Director, advising trustees on the Foundation’s programs, grant making and strategy. Prior to the Rauch Foundation she spent a school year in Beirut, Lebanon working as campaign counsel to International College and later advised the Africa Governance Initiative on growing its U.S. stakeholder base. She served for nine years as head of advancement at the Cooke School and Institute where her responsibilities included bringing attention to the needs of children in Head Start and other early childhood programs.
Patti began her career in philanthropy at Morgan Stanley, where she headed up the firm’s U.S. foundation and helped to establish an international foundation in the U.K. Outside the office, Patti works with adult English language learners and is a founding board member of the India Group, a trustee of the Westhampton Historical Society and chair of the Westhampton Beach Conservation Advisory Council, working on regional preservation and water initiatives. Patti has a master’s degree in political science from Columbia University and a master’s in education from Stony Brook University.
Ann directed the Long Island Index, a project of the Rauch Foundation, from 2006 to 2018, drawing on her background in research, statistical analysis, strategic planning, and knowledge management. She is currently consulting with the foundation on a variety of research projects.
Ann joined the Rauch Foundation with 20 years of management experience at several Fortune 500 companies, including Chase Manhattan Bank, AXA Client Solutions (formerly Equitable Insurance), and Guardian Life Insurance Company.
Ann holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from City University of New York Graduate Center.
David Kapell served the Village of Greenport, NY for twenty-seven years in the positions of Community Development Director, Village Trustee, Planning Board Chairman and Mayor from 1994 until his retirement in 2007. In 1981, Mr. Kapell founded Kapell Real Estate in Greenport, which he continues to operate. Mr. Kapell is a public policy consultant on retainer to Cross Sound Ferry Services, Inc, operator of ferry service between Orient Point, NY and New London, CT; The Rauch Foundation, where he works on regional transportation, transit-oriented development, and environmental issues; and the Long Island Association, representing it as Executive Director of the Right Track for Long Island Coalition in support of governor Andrew Cuomo’s LIRR Enhancement Project (www.righttrackforlongisland.org). Dave is a director of the State of New York Mortgage Agency.
He holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.