The MSE Initiative

The MSE Initiative

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The Ron & Kerry Moelis Social Entrepreneurship Program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to pursue meaningful, rewarding careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors that are buoyed by social innovation. Aligned with John Jay College’s core justice mission, this initiative will anchor an array of social justice-oriented programming and will foreground student preparation for innovative opportunities that advance common good. The program will also propel the college into new markets while extending John Jay’s commitment to creating social value.

Ron Moelis

Ron Moelis, CEO and Founding Partner

Ron Moelis is a co-founder of L+M Development Partners and its affiliated companies. He is a founding member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing and an advisory board member of the New York City Housing Partnership, and sits on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York.

Ron also serves on the Board of Trustees of New York University School of Law, Board of Trustees of John Jay College and Board of Trustees for Montefiore Health Systems.  He is also on the National Advisory Board at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, the Advisory Board at the Furman Center at New York University, and the Mt. Sinai Surgery Advisory Board.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he holds both a B.A. in history and a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School and a J.D. from New York University.  He was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Real Estate in 2012 by Ernst and Young for his many years of innovation and creativity in real estate finance and development.

Ron’s personal blog can be found at, and more information on L+M is available at