Anna Lefer Kuhn
Anna Lefer Kuhn is the Executive Director of the Arca Foundation, which works to advance social justice and human rights in the US and abroad. During Anna’s tenure, Arca has turned its attention toward the economic crisis, promoting the engagement of citizens in Wall Street accountability as a means to advance a more equitable economy and just democracy. Prior to Arca, Anna was a Program Officer at the Open Society Foundation, where she conceived of and led a multi-year initiative that helped to build a movement of diverse, progressive youth activists leading change on social justice issues. In addition, Anna coordinated OSF’s Youth Media Program, a $12 million initiative that provided low-income youth with the communication skills to engage in the public debate on critical issues.
Anna has served on boards of a number of organizations, including the White House Project, the Urban Justice Center and the League of Young Voters; and is chair of the advisory board of the Youth Engagement Fund, a project she launched with the Democracy Alliance in 2008. Anna is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and was a member of the 2004-2005 class of Coro Leadership New York.
Anna lives in Washington DC with her husband Jonathan, an architect and contractor, and their two-year old twins, Abraham and Scarlett.