"In my experience working with Romy, I know her to be a thoughtful leader who believes that students can drive the change they want to see in our schools. The willingness to listen to, learn from and support students is more crucial than ever. I’m excited for her to lead the education work at the Walton Family Foundation."
Award-winning Artist, Actor and Activist Common
"Having had the opportunity to work directly with Romy, I’ve seen how her creativity and vision can bring such a positive impact to an organization. She is a strong leader and a hands-on problem-solver and in my view the ideal person for this role."
Campbell Brown, Co-Founder, The 74
"If anything, this moment is teaching us that we need a new approach in philanthropy that recognizes the ubiquitous talent and genius of Black leaders. Romy recognizes that fact and has been a thoughtful and extremely supportive partner as we collaborate to ensure that Black leaders are an integral part of the education experience. Together, we work to identify, cultivate and amplify the work of those leaders so ALL students can thrive."
Liz Thompson, Co-Founder, The CAFÉ Group
"Romy recognizes that the world is a better place when everyone has the knowledge and skills to find their own path and pursue their passions. Knowing this belief will guide the work of the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 Education Program will result in a transformative impact for children, families and communities in the years to come."
Todd Rose, Founder, Populace
"Romy brings an incredible energy and fresh perspective that sets her apart as a leader in the education space. Her passion for quality education and her creative thinking means she's unafraid of bold, new approaches. I'm beyond thrilled that this important role is being filled by a Millennial who represents all the best of our generation and is so well-positioned as a leader, both today and in the future."
Kristen Soltis Anderson, Founding Partner, Echelon Insights
"Unprecedented times like these call for transformative, visionary leadership -- that's why we are thrilled to welcome Romy Drucker as the next head of the Walton Family Foundation's K-12 Education Program. I have known Romy for years and she has always proven herself to be a steadfast ally and partner of parents, families, and communities across this country. These unprecedented times of challenge have also revealed a unique opportunity for innovation and bold solutions that center our children and families and strengthen our communities. Romy is the woman and leader this moment calls for and we're thrilled to partner with her in the work to come."
Keri Rodrigues, President, National Parents Union
"Now more than ever, students and families need new ideas and solutions for increasing access to great schools. Romy’s track record as an innovative leader makes her the right person to take on this important role at WFF. Congratulations and we look forward to continuing to work alongside you."
Reed Hastings, Co-Founder, Netflix, Non-Profit Board Member
"It has been my privilege to work closely with Romy Drucker for more than a decade. At every turn she has exercised the rarest kind of leadership: steady and strong, visionary and bold, selfless and giving. The Walton Family Foundation and its grantees, partners and staff are sure to benefit from Romy's leadership for years to come."
Marc Sternberg, Founder, A-street Ventures