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Stephanie Bell-Rose

Senior Managing Director and Head, TIAA Institute

Stephanie Bell-Rose leads the TIAA Institute, which produces original research and insights on issues pertaining to financial security and organizational effectiveness in the educational, nonprofit and public sectors. Through in-depth research, knowledge-sharing convenings, and its awards and fellows programs, the Institute helps leaders, colleges and universities, foundations, and other charitable organizations understand key trends and developments and make informed decisions that maximize opportunities for success. 

Before joining TIAA, Bell-Rose served as a managing director at Goldman Sachs and president of its foundation, and as counsel and program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is a Trustee of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Council on Foundations and the Public Welfare Foundation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Leadership Council, the Economic Club of New York, and the Women’s Forum of New York. She is Trustee Emerita of the Barnes Foundation and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History. Bell-Rose received the John H. Niemeyer Award for Leadership in Advancing Educational Equity and Excellence from Bank Street College, and The John F. Kennedy School of Government Alumni Achievement Award.


  • J.D., Harvard University
  • M.P.A., Harvard University
  • B.A., Harvard University