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Board of Trustees: Barbara M. Vogelstein

Barbara M. Vogelstein
Chair, Board of Trustees

Barbara Vogelstein has 25 years of experience in private equity investing. Her career began at Warburg, Pincus & Co., one of the world’s largest private equity firms, where she was the first woman private equity partner; she also founded the firm’s London office. She then joined Apax Partners & Co. in London, where she was responsible for the firm’s international media investment group.

Since her retirement, Vogelstein has pursued many notable not-for-profit endeavors, including serving on the board of Vassar College and chairing its $430 million capital campaign. In addition, she serves on the boards of the School of American Ballet, which she formerly chaired; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; and Third Way, a progressive think tank.

Vogelstein co-led the search that resulted in the hiring of Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum. Vogelstein and her husband, John, also endowed the Museum staff position of John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator of Contemporary Art in 2005. She has served as chairman of the Brooklyn Museum Board of Trustees since 2016.