Anne Welsh McNulty is an active philanthropist and advocate for leadership development and social change. She is the co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners, with businesses including investment management and a private philanthropic foundation. Before starting JBK Partners, she was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and a senior executive of the Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies Group.
Anne has deep ties to Philadelphia, the city where she was born, became Valedictorian at Villanova, obtained her MBA at Wharton, and began a partnership of 37 years with her late husband John. She is the mother of three, all proud graduates of the University of Pennsylvania. Anne has a sustained passion for lifelong learning, and over the past decade, has greatly expanded the mission she began with John to enable young people to grow as high-impact leaders.
Under her leadership, the McNulty Foundation has established various initiatives to support individuals who strive to make a difference in the world in reaching their greatest potential. As a woman who has broken barriers herself in becoming a leader in her field, Anne is an enthusiastic advocate for women’s leadership, and actively supports initiatives that increase the representation of women in leadership positions, and build conscious and inclusive environments that enable women to flourish.
In addition, Anne serves on the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute, the Wharton School, and Villanova University. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Child Mind Institute in New York, and the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Anne is also a Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival benefiting children's charities in Collier County, Florida.
Anne earned her MBA in Finance & Insurance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania after graduating as valedictorian from Villanova University. She maintains strong connections with her alma maters, and continues to serve as a role model to aspiring women leaders.