Robin Lavin

The Osa Foundation




About Robin Lavin

Robin Lavin is the founder and President of The Osa Foundation, a family foundation focused on urban education reform.

Robin has worked as a creative and strategic advisor with numerous non-profit organizations in roles that include Co-Chair of the Education Funders group of the Donor Forum, the Civic and Business Advisory Council for Chicago’s Change for Good Campaign and the Advisory Council for Embarc. In addition, she serves as the Executive Board Chair of Spark, Chicago, and is on the Executive Board of Year Up, Chicago.

Robin’s professional experience was in the financial services industry in the U.S. and London, first at the New York City-based money management firm, Jennison Associates, then later in cash management for both Maryland National Bank and Bank of America. Finally, her career led her to Dun and Bradstreet in NYC and London, where she was responsible for managing internal treasury activities and later directing the marketing of international credit services in Europe.

Robin has a BA in Economics from American University. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Jack, and enjoys spending time with her 3 adult children.