The Kovners

Bruce Kovner, Founder and Co-Chairman

Bruce Kovner is the founder and Co-Chairman of The Kovner Foundation, which manages his personal philanthropy. He is also Chairman of CAM Capital, which he established in January 2012 to manage his investment, trading and business activities. From 1983 through 2011, Mr. Kovner was the founder and Chairman of Caxton Associates, a global macro hedge fund.

Mr. Kovner serves as Chairman of the Board of the Juilliard School and Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He also serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Opera and American Enterprise Institute.

Mr. Kovner received his B.A. from Harvard College. He lives in Hobe Sound, Florida, with his wife, Suzie Kovner.

Suzie Kovner, Co-Chairman

Suzie Kovner is Co-Chairman of The Kovner Foundation, where she develops strategy, identifies partners and programs, and evaluates grantee results. Mrs. Kovner holds leadership roles at a variety of organizations. As Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the nominating committee of Success Academy Charter Schools, she advocates for world-class schooling for all children and changing public policy that prevents families from access to opportunity.

With a lifelong passion for theater and the arts, Mrs. Kovner is a trustee of Carnegie Hall and leads the advocacy group for Ensemble Connect, a collaboration between Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School that supports young professional musicians as they build careers as performers, programmers and teachers. She launched the U.S. office for the National Theatre of Great Britain and served as Director of Development before joining the Board of the American Associates of the National Theatre.

In addition, Mrs. Kovner is a member-at-large of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Administrative Board.

She received her B.A. from Colgate University. Mrs. Kovner lives in Hobe Sound, Florida, with her husband, Bruce Kovner.


In 2014 at the 109th Commencement Ceremony of The Juilliard School, Bruce and Suzie Kovner received Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters and in 2016 they were awarded the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership by The Philanthropy Roundtable. The National Review Institute, in 2017, recognized Bruce and Suzie Kovner with the William F. Buckley Jr. Prize for Leadership in Supporting Liberty.



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