Catherine Reynolds

Through the generosity of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, NYU Washington, DC is able to provide a minimum of two students each semester with a $2,000 stipend. This merit-based award considers student achievement as well as financial hardship. Students will be evaluated based on short answer responses, academic standing, and their internship and volunteer experiences. Finalists will be invited to be interviewed by a designee of Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. Once selected, in addition to funding, students will have special mentor opportunities and may be presented with unique experiences, attending special programs and high-profile events in Washington, DC.

The mission of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation is to help educate young people, to inspire them to believe in their power to make a difference as individuals, and to motivate them to reach their greatest potential as citizens and productive members of society. The foundation strives to make a difference in its creative approach to philanthropy. In addition to offering grants and awards, it believes in direct action and creating powerful incentives that will stir young people to strive for excellence.

*PLEASE NOTE: Final approval of this Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship award is contingent upon your ability to be engaged in the internship in accordance with applicable law. However, NYU's award under this program should not be considered legal or tax advice to you or an opinion on behalf of NYU.

Spring 2020 Fellows

Yujie (Tracey) Lan

Yujie (Tracey) Lan

Jolie Radunich

Jolie Radunich

Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship Alumni

Michael Parola

Michael Parola '22, Fall 2019

Madison Malin

Madison Malin '21, Fall 2019

Lucas Davidenco

Lucas Davidenco '21, Spring 2019

Jiaqiao (Frank) Xiang

Jiaqiao (Frank) Xiang '20, Spring 2019

Valia Mitsakis

Valia Mitsakis '19, Fall 2018

Tuba Shah

Tuba Shah '20, Fall 2018

Taylor Price

Taylor Price '19, Spring 2018

Claire-Yixin Ren

Claire-Yixin Ren '19, Spring 2018

Jared Rosamilia

Jared Rosamilia '20, Fall 2017

Saurya Risal

Saurya Risal '18, Fall 2017

James Bromley

James Bromley '18, Spring 2017


Helen You '19, Spring 2017

Nofar Hamrany

Nofar Hamrany '18, Fall 2016

Kayla Smalls

Kayla Smalls '18, Fall 2016

Victoria Blinova

Victoria Blinova '17, Spring 2016

Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith '18, Spring 2016

Loren J. Williams

Loren J. Williams '18, Fall 2015

Abigail Van Buren

Abigail Van Buren '17, Fall 2015

Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas '17, Spring 2015

Mackenzie Russell

Mackenzie Russell '16, Spring 2015

Sarah Cox

Sarah Cox '17, Spring 2015

Ankita Banerjea

Ankita Banerjea '17, Spring 2015

The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship is designed to attract, encourage and train a new generation of leaders in public service. Each year, the program exposes a highly selective group of graduate and undergraduate students from throughout New York University to the cross-disciplinary skills, experiences and networking opportunities needed to advance and support their efforts to realize sustainable and scalable pattern-breaking solutions to society's most intractable problems.

The program also brings the field of social entrepreneurship to the greater NYU community. All interested NYU students can take advantage of many of the program's resources, including access to influential leaders in the field, exposure to cutting-edge research and scholarship on social entrepreneurship, access to new classes, and the opportunity to participate in skill building activities and training. NYU is truly a private university in the public service, and the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program is an important university-wide element of that concept. 

Catherine B. Reynolds brings to the world of philanthropy the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit that ensured her success in the realm of commerce. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, she started her business career as a CPA at the accounting firm of Arthur Young, and then became the Assistant to the Board Chairman of The Charter Company, in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. As the leader of two businesses, Mrs. Reynolds went on to create a new and affordable way for Americans to finance a college education. A bold, innovative thinker, she developed a privately-funded supplement to government student loan programs. Through her vision and perseverance, hundreds of thousands of Americans have been able to attend the college of their choice.

In only one decade, this creative approach to private educational financing revolutionized student lending and spawned a multibillion-dollar industry.

Mrs. Reynolds now devotes her time and abilities primarily to philanthropic pursuits. The mission of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation is profound in its implications, yet simply stated: to help educate young people, to inspire them to believe in their power to make a difference as individuals, and to motivate them to reach their greatest potential as citizens and productive members of society.