In his 29th year of service to The Wexner Foundation, and after thirteen years as its President, Larry Moses serves as the Foundation’s Senior Philanthropic Advisor. He was the Founding Director of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Program in 1987, and later Foundation Vice President. As Leslie and Abigail Wexner's senior advisor, he plays a key role in organizing the family’s philanthropic activities, and works closely with Jewish philanthropists and public leaders in Central Ohio, throughout North America and across the globe.
Mr. Moses sits on numerous international, national and regional boards, civic and Jewish. His published articles and frequent keynote presentations, often centering on the challenges of leadership in modern Jewish life, have been widely circulated. He has been the recipient of many professional awards.
Prior to joining the professional staff of The Wexner Foundation, he served as the International Director of Hillel (1984-1987) in Washington, DC. From 1980-1984, he was the Executive Director of the Bureau of Jewish Education in San Francisco. He began his career as the Hillel Director at San Francisco State University, where he also served as an instructor in the History Department (1975-1980).
Mr. Moses’ scholarly interests rest largely in the arena of Holocaust studies. His mother was a survivor of Auschwitz, and Mr. Moses has taught extensively on various historical, theological and human dimensions of the Holocaust. He has also taught university-level courses on Jewish mysticism, modern Jewish history, Jewish medical ethics and medieval Jewish-Church relations.
Mr. Moses received a BA in philosophy from Indiana University, an MA in modern Jewish history from the Baltimore Hebrew University, and an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning. He also studied and taught at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In May 2006, Mr. Moses was the recipient of an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Baltimore Hebrew University. He has received a variety of community and organizational awards and distinctions and serves on a number of boards and advisory committees, including as an officer of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Funders Network, as a Board and Executive Committee member of Hillel International and as a member of the External Advisory Committee for the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Mr. Moses is married to Dr. Susan Steinman, who is a psychotherapist, researcher and author. They are the parents of Alana Moses (Brandeis ’08), who is a PhD in clinical psychology and is currently doing post-doctoral work in New York, and Danielle Moses (Bard College ’12), who is in her second year of the MSW program at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University.