Nancy Fuld Neff is a former principal in investment banking at Morgan Stanley & Co. She joined the Board of Trustees of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA) in 2001, and has served as its Co-Chair since 2011. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Board’s Executive Committee and is an ex-officio member of its seven standing committees. Under Nancy and her Co-Chair’s leadership, RIPA developed and implemented a 3-year strategic plan to increase outreach, broaden support, expand volunteerism, improve access and develop creative Park programming.
An inveterate volunteer and philanthropist, Nancy is an Emeritus Trustee of Brown University, where she is currently Co-Chair of the Advisory Council on the College and a member of the University’s Advisory Council on Athletics. She was a former Co-Chair of the Brown Annual Fund and a former Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council. She was also the Co-Chair the University’s 125 Years of Women at Brown conference. Additionally, Nancy is a board member and former President of the Board of Ramapo for Children, a summer camp for children with special needs. She formerly served as Trustee of The Dalton School, where she was Board Chair and Co-Chair of the school’s endowment and capital campaign. Nancy is also a Trustee of Maccabi USA, which strengthens Jewish bonds through athletic, cultural and educational programs, most notably the Maccabiah Games, or Jewish Olympics, in Israel.
Nancy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in 1976 and earned her M.B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1978. As a student at Brown, Neff played on the women’s basketball team and was captain of the women’s tennis team. She has been inducted into the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame.
Nancy is married to Daniel A. Neff, who is Co- Chair of the Executive Committee and a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. They reside on the Upper East Side and have three children: Michael, David and Jennifer, who is married to Stephen Davidson, and two grandchildren.