Cathy Isaacson joined the Greater New Orleans Foundation board in March 2017. She has spent the last decade focused on smart investment in developing or low income communities. She is a director of the Middle East Investment Initiative which delivers innovative financing and technical assistance to small and medium sized enterprises throughout the Middle East. She serves on the board of the New York Women’s Foundation whose mission is to increase the economic security of low income families in New York City and the Link-Stryjewski Foundation which raises funds for grass roots organizations in New Orleans combatting poverty and violence. She has served as a regional judge for the White House Fellows and on the board of Maret School and the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.
Cathy worked for over 20 years as an attorney in private practice. She practiced at Hemenway & Barnes in Boston, Casey Haythe and Krugman and Wright, Manning, Rips and Maloney in New York. Her areas of specialty include corporate transactions, business contracts, corporate and partnership formation, securities law and employment law.
She received her BA from Smith College and JD from Boston University School of Law.