Luanne Zurlo had a successful career on Wall Street as a respected analyst at top investment banks. But a national tragedy prompted her to revisit a deferred wish to have a hand in social development and to found an organization dedicated to improving education.
The focus was not a stretch. Zurlo attributes her own success to a great education: private schools, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Columbia Business School. And she saw pressing needs.
"It was so obvious to me that education...