Emily van Agtmael

Position: Trustee, Sunrise Foundation

Emily van Agtmael is a Trustee of the Sunrise Foundation, a family foundation focused on supporting education, research of national and global issues, and public media.

Emily joined New Futures in its earliest days as a volunteer-led organization.  Returning to her deep commitment to education after stepping back from a career as an interior designer and teacher, Emily served on New Futures Executive Committee and later established and chaired the Governance Committee. 

Emily is a member of the Board of Advisors of WAMU 88.5 Radio.  She previously served on the President’s Advisory Council of Smith College, the Board of Directors of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC. and the national Board of Free the Children Trust.   She continues to be engaged with and support a wide variety of educational institutions and non-profits, public media organizations, museums, as well as cultural organizations throughout the city and country in support of public dialogue, education and strengthening communities.  

She is a graduate of Smith College and received a M.S from Bank Street College of Education.