Reuben Jeffery III

NET WORTH: Unknown  

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Goldman Sachs, Rockefeller & Co.

FUNDING AREAS: Policy, Human Services, Arts & Culture

OVERVIEW: Reuben Jeffery supports policy development, human services and arts and culture through the Jeffrey Foundation. He is primarily interested in developing economic policy.

BACKGROUND: Rueben Jeffery III holds a BA from Yale University and JD and MBA degrees from Stanford University. He spent nearly 20 years at Goldman Sachs, eventually becoming a partner. In 2010 he became the CEO of Rockefeller & Co., a New York City-based asset management company. Jeffery has also worked in government. After 9/11 he was named Senior Director of International Economic Affairs of the United States Security Council, and from 2007 until 2009, he served as Undersecretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, from 2007 until 2009.


POLICY: Jeffery’s philanthropy in the area of policy development emphasizes economics and international affairs. Jeffery serves as a senior advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan organization “dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decision makers chart a course toward a better world.” Via his foundation, he has also supported the Atlantic Council, the Hudson Institute, the Asia Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission.

HUMAN SERVICES: Jeffery’s human services philanthropy has prioritized organizations working with the armed forces and veterans. Recipients include the Air Force Aid Society and the Army Emergency Relief. In New Orleans, Jeffery has also supported Bridge House, an addiction recovery facility.

ARTS & CULTURE: The Jeffery Foundation invests in arts and culture broadly. Past grantees include the Manhattan Theatre Club, the George W. Bush Foundation, the National Gallery of Art, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect Jeffery to stick with his established interests for now. His strong interest in policy development may shape his future philanthropy.


The Jeffery Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:

The Jeffery Foundation
1185 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10036