Roger Hertog

Roger Hertog is president of the Hertog Foundation and chairman of the Tikvah Fund. One of the founding partners of the investment research and management firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., which he joined in 1968, Mr. Hertog served as the firm’s president before its merger with Alliance Capital Management in 2000. In 2006 he retired from the successor company, AllianceBernstein, and is currently vice-chairman emeritus.

An alumnus of the City College of New York, Mr. Hertog was previously chairman of The New-York Historical Society and The Manhattan Institute; he has also served on the boards of the American Enterprise Institute, the New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and the Washington Institute for Near-East Policy. In 2007, Mr. Hertog was awarded the National Humanities Medal in recognition of his philanthropic efforts. In 2010 he received the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.

Learn More


Cheryl Miller


Cheryl Miller is director at the Hertog Foundation. Previously, she served as program manager at the American Enterprise Institute and as head news clerk and editorial researcher at The New York Times.

Mary Elizabeth Halper

Associate Director

Mary Elizabeth Halper is associate director of the Hertog Foundation. She has worked in liberal education, first as an educator with the Great Hearts Academies in Arizona and then at the Catholic University of America.

Sydney Fuqua

Program Manager

Sydney participated in the 2012 Political Studies Program and is a graduate of Middlebury College where she majored in Political Science and Economics.

Contact Us

    1875 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20009

    399 Park Avenue, 25th Fl
    Suite 2502
    New York, NY 10022

The Hertog Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Grant requests will only be considered in response to a proposal submitted at our initiative.

Hertog in the Media

A . . . crash course in political theory. Attendees discuss authors like Aristotle, James Madison, and Leo Strauss and hear lectures by scholars and policy experts.

Inspiring young people to write the next chapter in the American story.

Colleges and universities charge tuition so students can learn with professors. Hertog . . . pays students to learn with some of the finest teachers in the country.

Introduces students at a high level [to] political philosophy, American political thought, American politics, foreign policy – a kind of study that really is hard to come by at the universities.

At Hertog’s selective summer schools . . . students divide their time between studying statecraft and meeting with some of the actual practitioners of statecraft, including Henry Kissinger, Gen. Jack Keane, and Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren, to name a few.

Liberal education ought to be liberating. . . . [Programs like Hertog] expos[e] students to the philosophical foundations of our civilization and our republic.

Stay Connected

Not receiving our e-newsletter featuring news about events, future programs, and alumni? Sign up today.