Jim Bildner, J.D.


Jim Bildner is the Managing Partner and CEO at the Draper, Richards, Kaplan Foundation.  He is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership and Hauser Center Institute for Nonprofit Organizations at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Mr. Bildner has more than thirty years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sector.            

Mr. Bildner also serves on the board of The Kresge Foundation, The Non Profit Finance Fund, Case Western Reserve University, The Public Citizen Foundation, Fox Islands Wind, LLC, TurboVote/Democracy Works Inc., and the Chief Executives Organization. In his board service, Mr. Bildner serves on the Investment Committees of boards with aggregate endowments in excess of $5.5B and serves as a member of ten finance, investment and/or audit committees of these boards.

Mr. Bildner earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College, his M.P.A. from Harvard, his law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law and a M.F.A. from Lesley University.  He is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.