Alan G. Hassenfeld

Trustee (2020-2026)

Alan Hassenfeld was reelected to the Board of Trustees in 2020 having served a previous term from 1990 to 1996. He is Chairman of Hassenfeld Family Initiatives, a philanthropic organization with the goals of globalizing safety and human rights within the area of children's products; empowering women in developing countries; and improving the economy, education and business opportunities in Rhode Island. He is presently Chairman Emeritus and was the former Chairman of the Board of Hasbro, Inc. a global toy, game and family entertainment company. He is an honorary advisor to the Toy Association and has served as co-chairman of the governing body of the International Council of Toy Industries CARE Process. Hassenfeld earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an advisory committee member of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, founded at Brown in 2016 with support from the Hassenfeld family. He is co-chair of the board of advisors of Brandeis International Business School, and a trustee of the University of Rhode Island Foundation. Additionally, Hassenfeld is a trustee of the Miriam Hospital Foundation, chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation (USA), a director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, honorary director of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, a member of the dean's council of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and honorary director of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. He has received three Emmy® awards from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work in children's television programming and tell-all documentaries.