Carolyn Ainslie oversees the finance and resource planning functions including accounting, financial planning and analysis, risk and assurance, enterprise business management, the Strategic Investment Fund, facilities, events & travel, as well as oversight of the strategy and planning functions for the foundation. This role ensures we allocate the foundation’s resources wisely to maximize the impact of our investments and people across all strategies, functions, geographies, and operations.
Prior to the foundation in 2018, Carolyn worked for 10 years as Princeton University’s vice president for Finance and treasurer where she was responsible for the central financial functions of the University and as a member of the president’s senior staff, served as a key partner on strategic university initiatives. She also spent 10 years as the vice president for Planning and Budget at Cornell University.
Carolyn holds a master’s in business administration in finance from the University of Rochester and bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.