Breakthrough New York is excited to welcome Jennifer Coyle to its Board of Directors. Ms. Coyle recently served as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas at Macquarie.
“I am excited to join the board of Breakthrough New York. This organization aligns with my desire to help students achieve their goals while levelling the playing field for educational access,” Ms. Coyle says. “Macquarie has supported Breakthrough New York in so many ways, and I am grateful for the opportunity to add my skills and network. A bright future for all students is a commitment to equity that we all bring to the table.”
“We are delighted to build on our partnership with Macquarie and to welcome Jennifer in particular to the Breakthrough New York board,” says Beth Onofry, Executive Director of Breakthrough New York. “She has a demonstrated passion for expanding educational access around the world and will be an amazing partner as we grow our program and impact here in New York City.”
Prior to her role as COO, Ms. Coyle was the head of Leadership, Talent & Culture at Macquarie and served as Managing Director at Caterpillar Financial. She was involved in broad industry sectors in order to successfully run capital markets syndications, as well as several restructurings in the US and Australia.
Ms. Coyle received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and German from the College of the Holy Cross. She sat on the Board of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, and is currently a board member of African Dream Academy, which supports a free-to-students school in Liberia.
About Breakthrough New York
Breakthrough New York is a ten-year academic and social enrichment program that prepares students from low-income backgrounds to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and careers. The non-profit organization serves over 500 students from grades seven through college. Over 90% of Breakthrough students graduate from college each year.