Strategy Lead, Building
I lead Einhorn Collaborative’s Building strategy, which is focused on strengthening social connection and social cohesion. I partner with leaders and organizations across a handful of sectors – including philanthropy, civic life, policy, business, and tech – to support systems change.
Most rewarding moment since joining Einhorn Collaborative
Playing a key role in the conception, design, and launch of New Pluralists, a funder and field collaborative working to strengthen a culture of pluralism in the U.S. and to support the growing ecosystem powering this work.
Something people may not know about me
I’ve spent most of my life in the Northeast, though I was born in Louisville, Kentucky and have a fondness for the Bluegrass State from my many visits with loved ones over the years.
Something that inspires me
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ― E.B. White
Before Einhorn Collaborative
I worked as a management consultant advising clients across sectors on strategy, organizational change, and culture; as director of education for a nonprofit that supports Holocaust rescuers and preserves their legacy; and as a teacher at a school in the English countryside.
A Call to Think Big and Bold About Our Future
It is easy to see how a gloomy outlook on the country and a cynical view of humanity conspire to stifle our collective imagination. Yet that capacity to envision and work toward better futures is most needed in times of upheaval and rapid change; that is, now.
Philanthropy in Action: Local to Global
Our Building Strategy Lead Jonathan Gruber spoke on a panel with New Pluralists' Executive Director Uma Viswanathan and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Senior Program Officer Sharon Roerty at the Foundation for Social Connection's 2022 End Social Isolation and Loneliness Action Forum.
All the Lonely People: Why Americans’ Isolation Is a Threat to Our Democracy
In addition to toxic polarization, threats of political violence, the divisive effects of social media, and other oft-cited forces – loneliness is a lesser-known factor that subverts democracy.