The principals of Iva Kaufman and Associates have senior management level experience in the fields of philanthropy and grantmaking, non-profit management, communication, education, and social enterprise development.



Iva Kaufman Associates

Our Team

Iva KaufmanIva Kaufmanapplies an interdisciplinary approach to business and philanthropy, social finance, funding, and not-for-profit management. She advises socially responsible businesses and entrepreneurs on the design and development of their programs in the public interest. She has contributed far-reaching expertise to advancing the importance of women; the environment; and community arts, economic, and cultural development. She understands the power of collaboration, and promotes the importance of our human connection and potential for social innovation and impact.

In 2017 she continued to work with the American Sustainable Business Council through its Working Group for Women and the UN High Level Panel and Global Business Alliance affinities. Iva Kaufman Associates undertook consulting on behalf of the Alliance Institute based in New Orleans, LA, and the AIGA's programs on Design for Democracy and Design + Music.

In association with the Strategy XXI Group, Kaufman is consulting to Sultan Co, Action for India, Arts for India, and Green World Campaign's African initiatives on their programs and social ventures. In 2018 she will relaunch production through Art Culture & Technology (ACT) in NYC and Newburgh in the Hudson River Valley.


Donnetta Campbell

April DeSimone

Lenore Goldman

Leslie Hoffman

Harriet Mouchly Weiss

Shari Novick

Barbara Seisel

Hema Virani

Founding Associates

Ellene Felder-ScharnottEllene Felder-Scharnott is an executive with experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Her value proposition combines experience in management consulting, human capital management, workforce inclusion and diversity initiatives, supplier diversity, economic and community development, and projects in sustainability and the green economy.

Suzanne Rosenberg

Crystal Sheeley