Amy Main Morgenstern brings over 35 years of diverse experiences in the nonprofit, public and private sectors to Main Stream Enterprises, which she established in 1990. Her roles on all sides of the table -- as a staff person, board member and officer, foundation director, political and strategic adviser, and guest lecturer -- contribute to Amy’s insights and counsel about how leaders, organizations and their boards can be most effective.
Amy helped create and managed each aspect of the Volunteer Trustee Institute at Business Volunteers Unlimited where she provided education and training to new board members and assisted more than fifty nonprofits with their board needs.
Amy served as Marketing Manager at Campaign Designs, Inc. and Research Analyst at the Benjamin Rose Institute where she was part of a nationally funded team studying family caregiving for the aged. Amy began her nonprofit career providing direct services as a
Music Therapist at the Cleveland Music School Settlement.
Amy was a reviewer of Mario Morino’s book Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity and is a member of the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community. She is a member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and BoardSource.
Long active in volunteer leadership positions, Amy currently serves on the Board of the Treu-Mart Fund, is a College Now mentor and served on the KIPP Bay Area School Board as Chair of the Governance Committee.
Prior to co-locating to San Francisco, Amy was President-elect of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation’s Grants Committee, and an Executive Committee member of the philanthropic sector’s Fund for Our Economic Future. She was Community Relations Committee Chair and an officer of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, as well as a panel review member of the Cleveland Foundation’s Innovation Lab. Among the boards on which Amy has served are NorTech, Yale Bulldogs on the Cuyahoga, and the Beit Shean Community Foundation in Israel. Amy is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland and the Wexner Leadership Seminar.
In 1999 Amy created and co-led the first Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s successful biennial Sing Out event for which she was honored in 2004. She received the Human Relations Distinguished Leadership Award from The American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Kane Memorial Award for Young Leadership. Kaleidoscope Magazine honored Amy in its 2001 “Women Who Give Back” issue.
◊ MBA, Weatherhead School of Mgt., Case Western Reserve University (admitted to honor society Beta Gamma Sigma)
◊ MSSA, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
◊ Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, Florida State University (admitted to honor society Phi Kappa Lambda)
◊ Northwestern University's School of Music, Voice Major (1972 – 1974)
Amy Main Morgenstern, President
"...As Governance Chair, [Amy] served as the architect for our initial board structure and policies, identifying the key choices for our board and leading us productively through that decision making..."
-Lauren Dutton, Board Chair, KIPP Bay Area Schools