Martha L. Karsh
Martha L. Karsh, an attorney, has practiced law, formed an architecture/design/development firm and done extensive non-profit work.
In 1998, Martha co-founded the Karsh Family Foundation, focusing primarily on supporting education. To date, the Karsh family and their Foundation have made gifts and pledges of over $175 million to support scholarship and education at all levels. Their largest gifts have been for need-based financial aid at Duke, Penn, Brown, Spelman, and Virginia Law School, as well as for KIPP and Teach for America in K-12. Martha chairs KIPP LAs 2020 growth campaign, and recently named and dedicated a two-school KIPP Campus in East LA and a community outreach center at Wilshire Boulevard Temple providing a food, dental, vision, legal, and mental health services. She also serves on the Board of LA 2024, Los Angeles Olympic committee, and is a Trustee Emerita of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation.
In September 2016, The Beatles A Hard Days Night: A Private Archive, a book created and edited by Martha, was published by Phaidon Press.
Martha graduated from Virginia Law School (1981) and the University of Virginia (1978); she and Bruce Karsh married in 1980, and together they have raised three children.