John and Laura Overdeck founded Overdeck Family Foundation to celebrate the life-changing power of education while challenging the status quo of today’s systems.

John and Laura Overdeck

Together, John and Laura believe that education, at its best, has the power to unlock children’s potential and create a better future for all of us. But in order to create the conditions for that to happen, we need to ensure that today’s children experience strong foundations for early learning, exceptional educators, student-centered learning environments, and engaging out-of-school opportunities.

John and Laura founded Overdeck Family Foundation in 2011. They live in New Jersey with their three children.

About John

John Overdeck is the President of Overdeck Family Foundation and the co-founder and co-chair of Two Sigma Investments, LP, an investment management firm that follows the principles of technology and innovation to find value in the world’s data. Previously, he was a Managing Director at D.E. Shaw & Co. and a Vice President at Amazon. John received a B.S. in Mathematics (with distinction) and an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University. He is Chair of the Institute for Advanced Study, National Museum of Mathematics, and Bedtime Math Foundation, and serves as a trustee of the Robin Hood Foundation and Hamilton Insurance Group. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Board at Khan Academy and Data Science Advisory Group at Stanford University.

About Laura

Laura Overdeck is the Chair of Overdeck Family Foundation and the Founder and President of Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that ignites kids’ curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math. She is an alumna and former trustee of Princeton University, where she earned a B.A. in astrophysics. She also holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and an honorary D.Eng. from Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to her leadership roles at Overdeck Family Foundation and Bedtime Math, Laura is a trustee of Khan Academy, Liberty Science Center, and The Pingry School, and serves on the advisory boards for Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), and Governor’s School of New Jersey.