Cinthia Schuman Ottinger is Deputy Director for Philanthropy Programs for The Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. Previously, Ms. Schuman was Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Family Fund, where she managed grantmaking programs in women’s rights, civic participation and other areas. From 1989 to 1994, she was Executive Director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest), where her work received national media coverage. She also served as Executive Director of Cleveland Women’s Counsel.
Ms. Schuman was a Root-Tilden Scholar at New York University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College.
Ms. Schuman is currently a member of the board of directors of the Ottinger Foundation, and serves on the National Advisory Panel of FairTest and the Council of Editorial Advisors for BoardSource. Previously, she served on the boards of the National Association of Public Interest Law/Equal Justice Works, the National Network of Grantmakers, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.