Stephanie Bell-Rose leads the TIAA-CREF Institute, which produces original research and insights on issues pertaining to financial security and organizational effectiveness for the educational, nonprofit and public sectors. Prior to her appointment at TIAA-CREF, Bell-Rose served as managing director and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, whose mission was to promote excellence and innovation in education and entrepreneurship worldwide. She also served as counsel and Program Officer for Public Affair at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she directed legal affairs and led philanthropic initiatives in education and public policy. Bell-Rose is a trustee of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and the Council on Foundations, and is on the Board of Overseers of Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. She is a member of The Gates Scholarship Advisory Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, the Executive Leadership Council, and the Women’s Forum of New York City. She received A.B., J.D. and M.P.A. degrees from Harvard University.