Isaac “Yitz” Applbaum. Photo: the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Elects Isaac Applbaum as Newest Trustee

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced the election of its newest trustee, San Francisco–based entrepreneur and philanthropist Isaac “Yitz” Applbaum. Applbaum is the museum’s first board member from Silicon Valley, bringing the number of trustees to a record total of thirty-one.

“As our first board member from San Francisco, Isaac’s advisement will be instrumental as we work to champion artists from across the nation and throughout the world,” said Hirshhorn director Melissa Chiu. “We are delighted to welcome him as our newest trustee, and look forward to working together to expand the Hirshhorn’s global reach.”

Applbaum’s philanthropic work focuses on making an impact in the US, Israel, and Asia. He also sits on the board of directors for the Asia Society, an educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding among leaders and institutions within Asia and the US.