In various roles and types of organizations, Abby Jo Sigal has worked to strengthen New York City communities for over 25 years to empower local residents. As the founding CEO of HERE to HERE, Abby led a diverse team committed to aligning key stakeholders to prioritize the career success of NYC students, demonstrate best practice, and drive systems change. She was also the executive director of The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation, one of the founding organizations of HERE to HERE along with Dreamyard and Big Picture Learning. Abby has extensive experience in community development, public/private partnerships, impact investing, real estate finance, and partnering with community-based organizations.
Prior to the Mayor’s Office, HERE to HERE and the Dimon Foundation, Abby was the Senior Vice President of Innovation at Enterprise Community Partners, a national housing organization, and provided leadership across the organization for strategy, new product development, knowledge management, and impact investing. She also ran the Enterprise NY market, deploying $200 million annually in equity, debt, and grants; developing and implementing programs and policy; and structuring complex, multi-stakeholder partnerships and transactions.
Early in her career, Abby oversaw the design and development of the New York City’s Hudson River Park along the West Side and launched its first Summer Youth Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale in Philosophy and master’s degrees from UC-Berkeley in Business Administration and City & Regional Planning.