Aldrin Rafael Bonilla is the Executive Vice President of the Fund for the City of New York. Aldrin leads signature Fund initiatives such as the Sloan Public Service Awards, Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Math, and the NYC Community Planning Fellowship program. Aldrin also leverages his experience in civic engagement, innovation, technology and training in order to expand and scale the Fund’s programming and impact in these focus areas citywide.
Currently, Aldrin also serves as Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Equal Employment Practices Commission which audits, evaluates, and monitors the City of New York’s employment programs, practices, policies, and procedures to ensure that municipal entities and the City as an employer maintain a properly structured, efficiently administered affirmative employment program of equal opportunity for minority group members and women employed by, or seeking employment with, City government.
Prior to this position, Aldrin was the Manhattan Deputy Borough President. In that capacity, he also served as a Trustee to the New York City Employee Retirement Pension Fund and on the board of directors of the Theater Sub-District Council. As Deputy Borough President, Aldrin led Community Board reform efforts, civic technology initiatives, community leadership trainings, police-community relations forums and advocacy for responsible pension fund investing. Within his portfolio, Aldrin directed the Community Affairs and Constituent Services Units, as well as managed the Community Board and Solid Waste Advisory Board membership appointment process and technical assistance. Aldrin chaired monthly Borough Boards, which consist of the Manhattan City Council delegation and Community Board Chairs, and he also chaired the monthly Borough Service Cabinet meetings, which include Community Board District Managers and City Agency Representatives.
For over 25 years, Aldrin has served in a variety of government, nonprofit and academic leadership positions including executive positions in education (CUNY in the Heights), youth development (The Valley, Inc.), civic technology (Fund for the City of New York), government (US Census Bureau) and diplomacy (United Nations).
Aldrin has a BA from Colgate University in International Relations, as well as an MA in Political Science and an MPA in Public Policy Analysis from Binghamton University. He also holds advanced certificates from Harvard University’s Institutes of Higher Education, UPENN’s Wharton School of Business and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.