Five Manhattan nonprofit and philanthropy
influencers you need to know

Behind every elected official is a team of advisers and appointees. Take a closer look at the biggest legislative battles, and there are often well-connected industry executives seeking to shape or stall the final bill. Follow the flow of taxpayer dollars and you’ll find an array of nonprofit service providers carrying out much of the on-the-ground work of government.

These individuals are not elected, but often they are just as powerful as the officials that voters put into office. In this list, we put the spotlight on these behind-the-scenes players in nonprofits and philanthropy – “The Influentials.”

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