Martha L. Karsh, Trustee, Karsh Family Foundation; Founder, Clark & Karsh, Inc.
Martha L. Karsh, an attorney, has practiced law, formed an architecture/design/development firm and done extensive non-profit work.
In 1998, Ms. Karsh founded the Karsh Family Foundation with Bruce Karsh, President of Oaktree Capital Management and her spouse of 33 years, focusing primarily on supporting education. To date, the Karshes and their Foundation have made gifts and pledges of over $160 million to support scholarship and education at all levels. Their largest gifts have been for need-based financial aid at Duke, Penn, Brown and Virginia Law School, as well as for KIPP and Teach for America in K-12. Currently, Ms. Karsh serves on the Boards of the KIPP Foundation, the University of Virginia Law School Foundation, Common Sense Media and the Los Angeles Parks Foundation; she also chairs the KIPP LA Trustees.
Ms. Karsh graduated from Virginia Law School (J.D. 1981) and the University of Virginia (B.A. 1978), and has three children – Katie, a Partnerships Associate with Common Sense Media; Jeffrey, a principal of Tryperion Partners; and Michael, a senior at Brown University.