Amy Houston joined the Thompson Family Foundation in 2018. The foundation funds arts and culture, historic preservation, medical research and social services in and around New York City. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Columbia Business School where she teaches a course on high performing nonprofits.
Previously Amy ran management assistance and administrative operations at Robin Hood. Robin Hood targets poverty in New York City by finding and funding the most effective poverty fighting organizations and partnering with them to achieve results.
Amy serves as a trustee and chair of the finance committee for the Leo Baeck Institute in New York and chair of the audit committee for the Nichols School in Buffalo. She is also a member of the Tuck School of Business MBA Council in Hanover, New Hampshire. Prior to Robin Hood, she was a Vice President at Aspect Education, a private company running language schools worldwide. She was also a principal consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ higher education and nonprofit practice and the general manager of a nonprofit focused on school reform in Chicago.
She co-founded and served on the board of the Mad Housers of Chicago, a homeless advocacy organization. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She lives with her husband and two children in New York City.