David M. Einhorn ‘91 is a long-time champion of community engagement at Cornell. He has supported this passion for more than a decade through his foundation, Einhorn Collaborative, which works with a wide range of cultural influencers, researchers, community leaders and funders to address America’s growing crisis of connection.
Building on Cornell’s founding DNA as a land-grant institution and the success of existing public service and engagement initiatives across the university, David endowed the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement in 2021. The new center created a permanent hub of community engagement at Cornell – one that supports a university culture where students, faculty, staff and partners work together to create a better world.
A graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, David has been a member of the Cornell Board of Trustees since 2015, and currently serves on the Executive Committee, as co-chair of the Research and Innovation Committee, and as a member of the Committees on Development, Academic Affairs and Student Life. Formerly, he served on the College of Arts and Sciences Young Alumni Council and on the Class of 1991 Class Council. Outside of Cornell, he serves on the boards of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the Robin Hood Foundation and City Year.
David is the co-founder and president of Greenlight Capital, Inc., a value-oriented investment advisor whose goal is to achieve high absolute rates of return while minimizing the risk of capital loss. David is also chairman of the boards of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. and Green Brick Partners, Inc.
David is the son of Nancy ‘64 and Stephen ‘64 Einhorn, the brother of Daniel Einhorn ‘95, and the father of Rachel ‘19, Naomi ‘21 and Mitchell Einhorn.