Roberta “Robbie” Karp
Robbie is a co-founder and co-president of Karp Randel, a social impact consulting firm that helps foundations, corporations, and individuals reach their business and personal goals with an emphasis on making a positive impact on society. Previously, she was president of the Perelman Family Foundation, and an executive of Liz Claiborne Inc. (now Kate Spade & Company) for over 20 years. At Liz Claiborne, Robbie served as general counsel and was responsible for corporate affairs, including responsibility for corporate affairs and social responsibility initiatives. For several years, Robbie led Liz Claiborne's business development function.
Robbie serves on the advisory board of the Chazen Fund to Address Domestic Violence and the board of Educational Alliance. Previously, she served on the Executive Committee of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, the board of The Liz Claiborne Foundation, and co-chaired President Clinton’s Apparel Industry Partnership (which became the Fair Labor Association). Robbie served on a number of other nonprofit legal and human rights boards and task forces over the past twenty-five years. Her interest in human rights began early in her legal career; she was named to Crain’s “40 under 40” and was a David Rockefeller Fellow.
Robbie is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton and Hofstra University Law School.