A native of South Africa, Anne Heyman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and from the George Washington School of Law in 1986. After two years in private practice Anne went to work for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where she worked until the advent of her third child.
Since leaving the District Attorney’s office Anne has been actively engaged in philanthropic work both in and outside of the United States. Her role as former President of the Board of Directors of Dorot reflects her ongoing commitment to the many needs of the homebound and homeless elderly. Her dedication to and work with the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York, Young Judaea, Tufts University Hillel and the Jewish Community Centers of America show how important Jewish youth and continuity are to her and her family’s foundation, of which she is the Director. Ms. Heyman is active in the battle to raise awareness and to stop the genocide in Darfur, to programs in Israel, the Former Soviet Union, Uganda and most recently Rwanda, where she has spear-headed the creation of a Youth Village based on an Israeli model, Anne’s commitment to improving the lives of others is unwavering.