Lori Bezahler, Hazen's Board Secretary and President since December 2004, served as Hazen's public education program officer from 2000 to 2004. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Grantmakers in Education, the Center for Community Alternatives, and Philanthropy New York and on the Advisory Board of the National Center on Schools and Communities at Fordham University. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Assistant Vice President for Education and Youth Development for F.E.G.S. and as Director of Development at Hudson Guild, both in New York City. Lori earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University where she has also taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Oberlin College.
Phillip E. GiIes
Phillip Giles is the Program Officer for the Edward W. Hazen Foundation. As the Program Officer, Phillip is responsible for Hazen's national grantmaking in community organizing. Phillip is a member of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Grantmakers for Education and New York Blacks in Philanthropy. Phillip also serves on the Boards of the New York Community Organizing Fund Inc. and the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy. Phillip holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College.