Kim Syman

Managing Partner, Field Leadership and Early Learning Fund

Kim Syman is a Managing Partner at New Profit. A member of the founding team that created New Profit in 1997- 1998, Kim helps to spark and advance next-generation strategies for the social impact field.

Through the annual Gathering of Leaders and other field-building work, she brings together social entrepreneurs with their counterparts in government, philanthropy, business, technology, and the media to accelerate their collective ability to create greater impact. Kim launched New Profit’s policy arm, America Forward, and co-led New Profit’s first Early Learning Fund. She serves on the Board of Directors of AVANCE, Inc., and is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow and a member of the Massachusetts Advisory Board for Youth Villages. Prior to this, Kim played several roles at City Year and worked in television news and documentary production at the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and Productions. Kim received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and studied social anthropology at Oxford University. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.