Alexandra M. Cohen


Alex is the president of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the nonprofit organization that she and her husband Steve co-founded in 2001. She is the inspiration behind the Foundation, directing its giving toward Lyme and tickborne disease research, underserved communities, children, the arts, and sustainability. Alex was born in Harlem, New York and grew up in Washington Heights. After studying communications at New York’s Manhattan College, she worked in the financial industry until she married Steve in 1992. Since then, she has spent her time raising their family and focusing on their philanthropic endeavors. Alex was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy” by Inside Philanthropy, serves on the Chairman’s Council of the New York Restoration Project, and is a member of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Dean’s Council and the Bob Woodruff Honorary Leadership Council.