Jonathan Lavine | Be The Change Inc.


Jonathan Lavine serves as the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sankaty Advisors, which he founded in 1997. Sankaty Advisors is the fixed income and credit affiliate of Bain Capital. Today, Sankaty is one of the leading credit and distressed debt managers, with over 200 employees in offices in Boston, London, Chicago and New York and Austrailia.


Jonathan Lavine received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia College and an M.B.A., with Distinction, from Harvard Business School. In 2013, Jonathan and his wife Jeannie served as co-chairs of the Gala Committee for the Harvard School of Public Health Centennial Celebration & Campaign Launch.

A member of the Board at Be The Change Inc., Mr. Lavine is also an active participant in many charitable organizations, serving as Chair of City Year’s National Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Boards of the Dana Hall School, ServiceNation, Children’s Hospital Trust, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Horizons for Homeless Children. Mr. Lavine also serves as a Director of the Boston Celtics. Additionally, he is an active supporter of several organizations that include, USO, Cradles to Crayons, ADL, Best Buddies, and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston, LIFT Communities and uAspire.

As part of a Be The Change Inc. campaign, Opportunity Nation honored Jonathan Lavine in September 2012 with the Champion of the American Dream award. On December 5, 2012, Jonathan Lavine was honored by the Anti-Defamation League with the Distinguished Community Service Award.


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