Mr. Bernstein joined the Meyer Foundation’s board in 2003. In addition to serving as CEO of Bernstein Management Corporation, a leading real estate management and investment firm in the Washington region, Mr. Bernstein holds numerous leadership positions in business, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector. He serves on the executive committee of the Federal City Council and is a founding member of the 2030 Group, an organization of Washington-area business leaders focused on strengthening the regional economy to ensure a high quality of life for current and future residents.
Mr. Bernstein serves on the executive committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and is a past chair of the board of the Sidwell Friends School. He is also vice president of the Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation, the family foundation created by his parents.
Mr. Bernstein received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tufts University, a general course degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in Washington with his wife and three children.
“Josh Bernstein shares the Meyer Foundation’s unwavering commitment to improving the lives of low-income people in our region,” says Meyer Foundation President and CEO Julie L. Rogers. “As vice chair of our board and chair of the Foundation’s investment committee for the past three years, Josh has been an able steward of the Foundation’s resources and a strong advocate for our mission, which we know he will continue as chair.”
At the May 2 meeting, the Meyer Foundation board also elected Deborah Ratner Salzberg, President of Forest City Washington, as vice chair; and Barbara Lang, CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce, as secretary-treasurer.