Jonathan Lavine

Chair of Bain Capital in Boston, Massachusetts

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Jonathan Lavine is Chair of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with more than 1,750 employees worldwide and approximately $185 billion in assets under management. In 1998, he founded the Credit and Special Situations businesses at Bain Capital.

In 2007, Mr. Lavine and his wife, Jeannie, formed (and continue to oversee) the Crimson Lion Foundation, which seeks to address pressing social challenges in the areas of education, community and public service, health and welfare, discrimination and poverty. The Foundation supports the efforts of organizations that serve to strengthen society through research, innovation, public policy, direct service and advocacy. Mr. and Mrs. Lavine have supported a diverse array of organizations, including City Year (where Mr. Lavine is Chairman Emeritus of the National Board of Trustees), uAspire (where they have dedicated the Lavine Family Center for College Affordability), WBUR/NPR (where they have dedicated the Lavine Broadcasting Center at CitySpace in Boston), LIFT, Cradles to Crayons, the Equal Justice Initiative and many others.

In addition, Mr. and Mrs. Lavine have provided major support to healthcare institutions, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as other medical research organizations. They are longtime supporters of Columbia University, where Mr. Lavine is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, and Harvard University, where they endowed the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health and provided substantial support to fund scholarships for first-generation students at Harvard Business School.

In 2017, Jonathan Lavine received Columbia College’s Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honor awarded to a member of the college community for distinguished service. Mr. Lavine also received the John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement from Columbia University.

Outside of his charitable pursuits, Mr. Lavine is a member of the ownership group and a director of the Boston Celtics.

Jonathan Lavine graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Columbia University and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.