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Herb Sturz

Herb Sturz

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    Herb Sturz, left, and Jonathan Lippman, one of the authors

    Herb Sturz, one of the original social entrepreneurs, died this month. 

    Herb was equal parts bright-eyed idealist and sharp-eyed power broker. All of the obituaries and tributes that will follow in the days to come will no doubt detail his remarkable resume. 

    Herb was a man of many hats. The founder of the modern bail reform movement. The spark behind the creation of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Vera Institute of Justice. Deputy Mayor and City Planning