As Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations; Treasurer; and Secretary, Ruth Brenner is the Sloan Foundation’s chief financial, administrative, and compliance officer. In that role, she provides leadership of the Foundation’s business and financial policies and strategies, works to ensure prudent stewardship of the Foundation’s endowment and expenditures, and collaborates with Grants Management, Human Resources, IT, and the Foundation’s other administrative departments to develop policies and practices that effectively advance Sloan’s mission.
From 2010-2021, Brenner served as the Director of Administration for the Robertson, Tiger, and Aotearoa Foundations, where she was responsible for overseeing the financial and administrative functions of a trio of charitable foundations with a combined annual giving of $120 million. From 2002-2010 she was first Chief Operating Officer and then President of the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. From 1998-2002, Brenner was the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Teach for America. She has also worked as an Equity Research Associate at Morgan Stanley, as a Marketing Senior Financial Analyst at Kraft Foods, and in data management and client services at JP Morgan. Brenner also currently serves as the Co-Treasurer of the Parent Teacher Association for PS116.
Brenner received a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.