Phil Coltoff

Phil Coltoff

Phil Coltoff

Katherine W. and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor
and Executive-in-Residence
MSW
Curriculum Vitae
phil.coltoff@nyu.edu | (212) 992-9734

Philip Coltoff, a national leader and innovator in the field of social service and youth development, led the Children's Aid Society, one of the largest and oldest social agencies in the United States from 1980 to 2005. During this period of leadership the budget of the Society grew from $10 million to $85 million annually and developed trailblazing programs in teen pregnancy prevention, public school reform, and the reintegration of juvenile offenders. These programs have been replicated in 13,000 sites, nationally and internationally.

He currently is the Katherine W. and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor and executive-in-residence at New York University Silver School of Social Work. Coltoff is the recipient of numerous leadership awards, including the prestigious William S. White award from the United States Department of Education.

Mr. Coltoff currently teaches Executive Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector, a six-part seminar series. Mr. Coltoff is the author of four books, including At the Crossroads: Not-for-Profit Leadership Strategies for Executives and Boards and The Challenge of Change: Leadership Strategies for Not-for-Profit Executives and Boards.

Selected Publications 

Coltoff, P. (2010). At the Crossroads: Not-for-Profit Leadership Strategies for Executives and Boards. John Wiley.

Coltoff, P. (2008). The Crusade for Children: The Children’s Aid Society’s Early Years to Present.

Coltoff, P. (2006). The Challenge of Change: Leadership Strategies for Not-for-Profit Executives and Boards. JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

Coltoff, P. and Luks, A. (1978). Preventing Child Maltreatment: Begin With The Parent. Reader’s Digest.