Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Lowell Milken
Chairman and Co-Founder

Richard Sandler
Executive Vice President and Secretary

Lawrence Lesser
Senior Vice President, Creative Services

Dr. Jane Foley
Senior Vice President, Milken Educator Awards

Ralph Finerman
Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Bonnie Somers
Senior Vice President of Communications, Milken Family Foundation

Joni Milken-Noah
Vice President, Mike's Math Club

Gary Panas
Vice President of Design

Dahlia Geilman
Program Director, Grants


Lawrence Lesser

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Larry Lesser has been with the Milken Family Foundation since 1988. His team produces events, publications, photography and more than 100 videos each year for the Foundation, the Milken Institute, Milken Scholars, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and FasterCures. Larry and the Foundation's Creative Services team also manage building design and construction for the Foundation and its initiatives. Larry and the Creative Services group oversaw the building design, construction, and exhibit design and installation for the new Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, which opened in May 2016. He was named an honorary Milken Educator in 2009.