The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust Announces New Program Officer for Democracy, Hannah Furstenberg-Beckman
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that Hannah Furstenberg-Beckman has joined the Trust as its new Program Officer for Democracy. Her portfolio includes grants to protect voting rights, support free and fair elections and strengthen democratic institutions.
Hannah comes to the Trust from a consulting practice working with private foundation and nonprofit clients on election reform, voting rights, and civic engagement initiatives. Her work focused on expanding access to the ballot, strengthening local election administration, and improving voter trust and participation. In 2020, she worked on the Biden for President campaign’s voter protection program, partnering with election officials, state-based organizations, and voters to protect access to the ballot in Pennsylvania. Previously, Hannah worked on issues of criminal justice reform and educational opportunity. As Vice President at ideas42, she developed and led the organization’s new Public Safety & Criminal Justice program, designing and implementing solutions to improve outcomes in the criminal legal system.
Hannah holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a John F. Kennedy Fellow.