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Our Team

The Monarch Foundation is a private family foundation based in New York City working boldly to scale simple & inclusive solutions to some of our society’s toughest problems.

Holly

Holly Fogle, Co-Principal

Social entrepreneur. Farm girl turned New Yorker. Dog lover. Champion for the voiceless and vulnerable - including Mother Earth. Voracious reader. Mom to two teenagers. Tireless warrior for a better world.

Holly Fogle grew up on a farm in the Appalachian foothills where she witnessed the power of a community of women. Currently, Holly is the co-Founder and co-Executive Director of Nido de Esperanza (Nest of Hope) in New York City where she spends her time working with immigrant families and their young children living in poverty. Holly is also the co-founder of The Bridge Project, New York City’s first direct cash program, designed to support babies living in poverty with unconditional cash during the first 1,000 days of their lives. And, like any good entrepreneur, Holly's next impact project is still in stealth mode.  Her philanthropy focuses on the intersections of women and trust.

Whenever possible, she avoids board seats, galas, naming rights, and restricted giving. She relishes authentic one-on-one conversations with people trying to change their corner of the world.

She graduated from The Wharton School and was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where she worked for 13 years serving healthcare clients. She ran McKinsey’s New Jersey Office and served on their global partner selection committee.

jeff

Jeff Lieberman, Co-Principal

Investor. Believer in the power of markets to do good. And to do harm. Nets fan from the beginning. Jersey boy. Defender of the ocean. Proud water polo and soccer dad. Weekend gardener. Friend of all sentient beings. Deeply comfortable in silence.

Jeff Lieberman has spent the last 24 years at Insight Partners where he has seen the enormous power of people and ideas to disrupt the world. He has had a courtside seat watching and working with some of the world’s best entrepreneurs build teams and technology and scale innovation. He has worked over two decades to scale Insight, the world’s largest growth-oriented software investment firm.

He brings this experience and insatiable curiosity to the world of philanthropy.  His favorite questions: How do we simplify? How do we scale? How do we disrupt? How do we find the right people and trust them to change the world?  It is a privilege to be on this journey.

He serves on the board of numerous private and public companies and has led investments in such companies as Qualtrics, DeliveryHero, HelloFresh, and Udemy. Jeff has received numerous industry awards including being selected by AlwaysOn as a Venture Capital 100 winner, by Forbes as a member of the Midas List, and by GrowthCap as a top 5 software investor.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology and lives in downtown NYC with his family. 

Caroline

Caroline Noble, Director

Happiest with hands in the soil. Functional medicine advocate. Member of the qi field. Superfan of small-scale agriculture and John Prine. Puts salt on everything.

Caroline Noble is the Director of The Monarch Foundation. She oversees foundation operations and all funding portfolios – including Monarch’s climate grantmaking and investment portfolios and pregnancy & early childhood grantmaking portfolio. Caroline also leads the incubation of The Monarch Foundation’s place-based climate and sustainability projects, which focus on park equity in New York City and sustainable food systems.

Caroline represents the foundation in the NYC Green Fund and in the CREO Syndicate.

Prior to her time at Monarch, Caroline worked on farms across the country studying regenerative agriculture and learning from farmers. She graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Regenerative Biology, and served as co-captain of the women’s heavyweight crew team.

paula

Paula Filipe, Executive Assistant

Jersey girl at heart. Dual citizen. Dog lover. Proud mother of twin girls. Fighting to make the world a better place.

Paula Filpe is the Executive Assistant at The Monarch Foundation. She grew up in Portugal and moved to New Jersey when she was 11 years old.

Prior to joining The Monarch Foundation, Paula worked at McKinsey & Company, where she worked for 23 years as an executive assistant to Senior Partners. In her spare time she helped organize office events.

Paula lives in New Jersey and enjoys going to the beach, reading, biking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.