Board of Directors

Mary Ann Stein

Chairwoman Emerita

The co-founder, and former President of the Moriah Fund for 35 years, Mary Ann currently serves on the boards of Americans for Peace Now and the New Israel Fund, where she previously served as co-president and president, respectively.

Mary Ann was the co-founder of the Fund for Global Human Rights as well as the Israel Center for Educational Innovation. A graduate of Wellesley College and George Washington University Law Center, Mary Ann has chaired several committees, coalitions, and mayoral advisory commissions on family and children’s issues. She served on the D.C. Judicial Nominations Commission and has written and published papers on public assistance and child welfare.

Gideon Stein

President

Gideon became the President of The Moriah Fund in 2019. In addition to his role with Moriah, Gideon is the CEO of Write Label, the leading provider of on-demand short form writing for media companies, agencies and brands.

Prior to Write Label, Gideon spent more than a decade founding and running both for-profit as well as non-profit organizations in the education space. In particular, Gideon was the Founder and CEO of LightSail Education, the adaptive reading platform that helps students, classrooms and school districts significantly exceed their literacy goals. Prior to LightSail, Gideon co-founded and served as President of Future Is Now Schools, an organization focused on school turnarounds and union reform work. A leader in the national education landscape, Gideon serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations including New Classrooms, Narrative 4, Chalkbeat, and University Prep Public Schools.

Dorothy Stein

Dorothy has enjoyed a career spanning marketing, technology and real estate. In addition, she has long been active in fund-raising and development for non-profits in Washington, DC.

In 2011, Dorothy co-chaired Mary's Center's fund-raising gala, Noche Tropical, which raised funds for medical and psychological services for disadvantaged women, men and families in the Washington, DC area. She served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington (PPMW) from 2013-2019, and was chair of their annual fund-raising events, The Pink Ball and Cocktails For A Cause. In 2017, Dorothy teamed with PPMW's education directors to spearhead a new initiative, Pink Party, designed to educate young girls and their parents about peer relationships, communication and reproductive health.

Judith Lichtman

The president of the National Partnership for Women & Families until 2004, Judith currently serves as its senior advisor. Under Judith’s leadership, the National Partnership has been at the forefront of every major piece of civil rights legislation related to women and families for more than four decades. The National Partnership helped pass some of the most important legal protections for American women and families, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993. In 1996, the National Partnership helped shape key provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that make it easier for women and their families to get and keep health coverage.

President Clinton called Judith “a remarkable national treasure,” and Washingtonian magazine has identified her as one of Washington, DC’s most powerful women and Washingtonian of the Year in 1986. The Sara Lee Corporation awarded her the 1989 Frontrunner Award in the area of Humanities. That same year, the Women’s Bar Association named her Woman Lawyer of the Year. In 2000, Judith received the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Hubert H. Humphrey Award for her contributions to the advancement of human and civil rights.

Craig Cramer

The CEO of Amplify Endowment Management, an asset management company serving charitable foundations and not-for-profit organizations, Craig has more than two decades of experience leading social sector and investment management organizations.

In the 1990’s he was the Senior Portfolio Manager at Canyon Partners, a leading hedge fund. Craig founded EMPower – The Emerging Markets Foundation, which galvanized the Wall Street emerging markets community to support local social sector organizations in the developing world. After turning over the leadership of EMPower, Craig served as a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he was part of the founding team of the foundation’s Global Development program and led the Global Development program’s Special Initiatives group. Craig has also served as a board member and advisor to a number of foundations and not-for-profits in the areas of human rights, the environment, and the arts.