Felice Axelrod
Vice President of Development

Special Projects, Bloomberg Philanthropies | New York

Felice Axelrod provides special project and management services to both Bloomberg LP and
Bloomberg Philanthropies, including fundraising and event production. She managed special
events for the Bloomberg for Mayor campaign in 2009 and recently worked with the affinity
groups on Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign. Felice also consults with nonprofit
organizations on fundraising, event production, marketing and strategy and is currently
working with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Rudin Center for Transportation at NYU,
Asia Society, Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, Everytown for Gun
Safety, Cities of Service and the New American Economy. Former clients include The Fortune
Society, New York Law School, Lupus Research Alliance, American Friends of the Israel
Philharmonic, Hunter College and Citizens Committee for New York City, among others.

From 2000-2008 Felice was Senior Vice President for Corporate Events, Philanthropy and
Protocol at Lehman Brothers. There she created the employee volunteer program and
worked with the many nonprofits that Lehman supported. Prior to joining Lehman, she
was Assistant to the President and Director of Special Events at Mount Sinai NYU Health
as well as for the Mount Sinai and NYU Schools of Medicine. Previously she worked in
fundraising, special events and public relations for the Museum of the City of New
York and the New York Public Library.

Felice served as Mayor Bloomberg’s representative to the Brooklyn Academy of Music board
of trustees. She currently serves on the boards of the Women’s Forum of New York,
Finch College, Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation, Jeffrey
Modell Foundation, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center and ArtTable. Felice is also a
member of the finance committee for Biden for President.

She is the past president of The Council of Protocol Executives (COPE), a nonprofit association
for professional event planners and protocol officers, now known as EventFluence. Also, Felice
is a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant certified by the Washington
School of Protocol.

Felice volunteers at several New York City organizations including Read Ahead, God’s Love We
Deliver, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and LaGuardia Community College, among others.

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