Leaders in finance have some of the world's largest fortunes, but many are only now turning to large-scale giving and establishing major foundations. We are closely following emerging trends and key players in Wall Street philanthropy. Dig into the profiles below to see what we're learning. Also, an important note: while this landing page lists the wealth creators below, who are mainly male, their spouses are often the main leaders in family philanthropy, as the profiles explore. 

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TOP DONORS

BRADLEY AND CAROLYN ABELOW

The Abelows support policy, arts and culture, the environment, Jewish causes, and education and youth.

DAVID AND AMY ABRAMS

Founder of Abrams Capital. Funding interests include education and youth, arts and culture, Boston community and Jewish causes.

BILL ACKMAN

Ackman has stepped up his giving in recent years through his Pershing Square Foundation and gives for education, global development, human rights, and more.

DANIEL AND GISELA ADES

Funding areas include Jewish causes, South Florida community, and emerging topics. 

DANIEL AND KARIN AKERSON

The Akersons' funding interests include education and youth services, the environment and human services.

CHUCK T. AKRE

Akre and family give through the Fagus Foundation, supporting human services, environment/animals, and global causes.  

HERBERT ALLEN III

The CEO of Allen & Co. and his family support education and youth, health, policy, and the New York City community. He's on the board of Prep for Prep and makes education/youth a priority.

JEFFREY A. ALTMAN

The Altman family has given millions to Tulane University, and supports health, human services, and Jewish causes.

JOHN AND LAURA ARNOLD

Arnold left the hedge world behind at a young age and turned full-time to philanthropy with his wife, Laura, giving big to promote reform in a number of areas. 

HENRY HELMUT ARNHOLD

This longtime investment banker is passionate about art, and also supports education at all levels, health, the environment, global development, and international causes.

JEFFREY AND SHARI ARONSON

Most giving has gone to alma maters and Jewish causes, but Aronson has also given to some environmental and health causes. 

CLIFFORD AND LAUREL ASNESS

Clifford and Laurel Asness are major backers of the International Rescue Committee, but have also supported education, health and the environment.

ROBERT AND MICHELLE ATCHINSON

The Atchinson family supports education and youth, health, global health, and the Boston community.

RICHARD AND LEZLIE ATLAS

Former Goldman Sachs partner and his wife Lezlie back prenatal and early childhood development in Los Angeles. 

GREG AND ANNE AVIS

Funding interests include arts and media, education and youth.

LOUIS BACON

Mainly focused on environmental causes, and in particular, land trusts that prevent development in certain areas. He's also donated to educational and cultural institutions, and community organizations in New York City.

FELIX AND HEATHER BAKER

Funding areas include education and youth, health and Jewish causes. 

JON AND PATRICIA BAKER

The Bakers support education and youth, and health and human services. Focus is on the Boston area community. Georgetown University is a grantee.  

JULIAN C. BAKER

Funding areas include education and youth, health and global causes. 

DMITRY BALYASNY

Founder of Balyasny Asset Management. Funding areas are education and youth, policy and Jewish causes.

BRETT AND MEAGHAN BARAKETT

The Canadian-born founder of Tremblant Capital Group and his wife support education and youth, health and human services, and athletics—particularly hockey.

TIMOTHY AND MICHELE BARAKETT

The Canadian native and wife support education and youth, health, arts and culture, and human rights and environment. Allergy research is an interest.

RON AND JUDY BARON

Baron saves his largest contributions for educational institutions and arts nonprofits, along with Jewish groups, but he gives out hundreds of small donations to a wide swath of nonprofits.

ROBERT AND ANNE BASS

Funding areas include education and youth, health and human services, and the Texas community, with the Fort Worth area a focus. Millions have gone to Stanford and Duke.

DAVID AND ANDREA BAUM

Funding areas include education and youth, arts, and Jewish causes. The Northeast is an important region of giving.

HARVEY AND JAYNE BECKER

Becker's foundation funds educational, medical and community organizations, many of them in the Jewish community, and largely in New York City and Boston.

GILCHRIST AND AMY BERG

The founder of Water Street Capital and his family fund programs in education and youth, arts and culture, the Florida community, and policy.   

NICOLAS BERGGRUEN

Berggruen's philanthropy is modest so far, but he is deeply involved in the arts and tackling governance challenges.

WILLIAM BERKLEY

Funds go to education and youth, health and human services, environment and preservation. 

BRUCE AND TRACEY BERKOWITZ

Founder of the Fairholme Fund, Fairholme Capital Management. Funding areas: education and medicine, arts and music, entrepreneurship and mentorship, Miami community. 

CAROL BERNICK

Grants go to education and youth, health, the Chicago community, and Jewish causes.

JOHN AND AMY SMITH BERYLSON

The Berylsons back education, with some health giving, while keeping their primary focus on outfits in the Northeast.

GORDON AND ADELE BINDER

The Binders give to education and youth, policy, arts and culture, health and human services, and Jewish causes. They strongly support the American Enterprise Institute, where Binder is a board member. Los Angeles and Massachusetts are regions of focus.

O. FRANCIS BIONDI JR. AND JAMIE NICHOLLS

This investor's charitable giving goes to universities and schools, community development, health research, and the NYC community. 

LEON AND DEBRA BLACK

A big backer of medical research, particularly focused on finding a cure for cancer, and also a supporter of major arts projects. 

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Bloomberg has been stepping up giving since leaving office as mayor of New York, funding public health, the arts, climate change, and more. 

RICHARD BLUM

The financier-husband of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has shown long-term loyalty to alma mater UC Berkeley, where his $15 million gift created the Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies.

GEOFFREY AND NORINE BOISI

Alum of Goldman Sachs, Beacon Group and JPMorgan Chase. Funding areas include Catholic religious causes, education and youth, and health and human services.

SCOTT AND SUZANNE BOK

This mergers and acquisitions specialist keeps his philanthropy under the radar and concentrated in the Northeast, with grants going to education, the environment, arts and culture, and breast cancer research.

DAVID AND SUZANNE DEAL BOOTH

CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors gave $300 million to U. of Chicago, among other education support, as well as backing arts and culture causes, and conservation.

RICHARD AND SUSAN BRADDOCK

Funding interests include education and youth, arts and culture, policy, and health and human services. 

ORLANDO AND KATY BRAVO

The Bravos have focused on humanitarian aid, including hurricane relief, to Puerto Rico, where Orlando was born. Other interests include education for disadvantaged communities, and healthcare, particularly for children.

ALAN AND ELLEN BREED

The Edgewood Management executive and family give through Wolverine Foundation, supporting education and youth, health, and the Greenwich, Conn., community.

GARY P. BRINSON

Grantmaking priorities are education, and scientific research. Within these focus areas, the foundation keys in on literacy, STEM, physical sciences, and medical research.

FRANK AND DEENIE BROSENS

The Taconic Capital founder and his wife support education and youth, health and human services, global causes, and arts and culture.  

EDDIE AND SYLVIA BROWN

Eddie and Sylvia Bron support issues in the areas of health, the arts and K-12 education. The family's philanthropy is laser-focused on Maryland.

PETER BROWN AND MARGARET HAMBERG

Brown backs higher education (his alma maters Harvard and Carnegie Mellon), STEM education and health.

WARREN BUFFETT

Buffett isn't a hands-on philanthropist, but his kids are, and the interesting story, here, is what that next generation is doing with the billions that Buffett isn't turning over to the Gates Foundation. 

DAVID AND DENISE BUNNING

The Bunnings are major funders of food allergy research. Education is another interest, particularly in the Midwest.

JOHN H. BURBANK III

Burbank's Passport Foundation has a particular focus on the environment, among other causes.

RON W. BURKLE

Founder of Yucaipa Companies investment firm. His funding interests include international relations, workers' rights, at-risk communities, arts and architecture, education and youth, and science research.

ANDREW CADER

Funding interests include education and youth, policy, arts and culture, health, human services. Cader is on the board of the Manhattan Institute, a policy and urban affairs think tank.

JOHN AND RITA CANNING

The founder of Madison Dearborn Partners investment firm and family are committed to helping women in need and others living in poverty, as well as the arts. 

KENNETH AND DEBRA CAPLAN

Funding areas include education and youth, health and human services, Jewish causes, and global causes.

CLINT AND NANCY CARLSON

Founder of Carlson Capital. Funds education and youth, arts and culture, human services and health.

FRANK AND MARCIA CARLUCCI

The Carluccis' funding interests include education and public service, global and policy causes, health and human services, and arts and culture.

RUSSELL AND JUDY CARSON

This longtime philanthropist has given heavily to education, anti-poverty and health organizations, as well as to alma maters. He's also supported conservative policy groups. 

G. STALEY CATES

President, Southeastern Asset Management, minority owner Memphis Grizzlies. Funding areas: education and youth, human services, Memphis community.

DERWOOD S. CHASE

Chase backs right-of-center policy outfits and causes. He sits on the board of the Reason Foundation and the Fraser Institute in Canada.

JEROME AND SIMONA CHAZEN

Chazen gives mainly to alma maters and museums, with some funding for health and Jewish causes. 

RICHARD AND MAUREEN CHILTON

The bulk of the Chilton family's giving is in the area of the arts and education, particularly leading universities and cultural institutions. 

THOMAS CLAUGUS AND BEATRIZ ILLESCAS

The founder of Atlanta-based GMT Capital and his wife support education, health and medical research, humanitarian relief, and immigration causes.

CHRIS AND KEENA CLIFFORD

The Cliffords support education and youth, and health and human services, with particular interest in Boston and Florida. 

ANDREW AND SUSAN CODE

Co-founder, Promus Holdings and Promus Equity Partners. Funding areas: religious, youth, human services and health, education, global.

ABBY AND DAVID COHEN

Funding areas include education and youth, arts and culture, Jewish causes, health, and policy. 

PETER A. COHEN

The Cohen family gives to education and youth, arts and culture, health and Jewish causes. 

STEVEN AND ALEXANDRA COHEN

Steve and his wife Alexandra give to New York City-area hospitals, schools, the Robin Hood Foundation, and other causes.

CHRISTOPHER AND BARBARA COLE

The Goldman Sachs alum and wife fund education and youth, arts and culture, and environmental causes. 

CHASE AND STEPHANIE COLEMAN

The couple's giving focuses on the New York City area. Education is one interest, and they also give to a select few local hospitals.

EDWARD CONARD AND JILL DAVIS

Funding areas include policy and media, education and youth, and the Long Island community.

WILLIAM AND JOANNE CONWAY

The co-founder of the Carlyle Group has pledged to give at $1 billion to improve life in Washington, D.C., and has been giving for education, health, and human services. 

LEON AND TOBY COOPERMAN

Along with his wife Toby, Cooperman mainly supports Jewish charities, particularly in the areas of education and community development. 

PETER AND JUDY COPSES

The Copses couple directs a good portion of their philanthropy to education and youth, and policy in the Los Angeles area. They also give to their alma maters, including Stanford.

CARLOS CORDEIRO

Funding areas include education, healthcare and human services, global causes, arts and culture, and sports (particularly soccer and rowing.)

HENRY AND VANESSA CORNELL

The Goldman Sachs and Cornell Capital alum, with his wife, gives widely to education, youth, health and the arts, often to programs in New York City.

E. GERALD AND CATHY CORRIGAN

Former president/CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Goldman Sachs partner. Funding areas include education, policy, human services and health, religious, environment and animals. 

JAMES AND PENNY COULTER

This private equity billionaire has focused his giving so far on education, entrepreneurship, and the San Francisco community.

RAVENEL CURRY

A funder of conservative policy think tanks, he also gives large sums to education, particularly higher education. 

RAY AND BARBARA DALIO

The couple gives grants to hundreds of nonprofits every year, as well as huge grants to support education at all levels. 

JOHN AND KATHERINE DANHAKL

The Danhakls back education and youth, medical research, and arts and culture. They favor schools and universities Danhakl family members have attended.

DANIEL A. AND GAYLE D'ANIELLO

The couple prioritizes faith-based giving (food banks, housing and assisting aging priests and nuns), educational programs, free enterprise, the performing arts, and mental health research. 

ARTHUR DANTCHIK

Via the Claws Foundation, Dantchik earmarks funds for policy outfits, many of the libertarian variety. Other areas of grantmaking include Jewish causes, and children's health.

TIMOTHY AND KRISTINE DATTELS

The Dattels' Kingfisher Foundation promotes healthy marine ecosystems, through sound management of fisheries, but the TPG Capital partner and wife Kristine also support higher ed and the arts.

MICHAEL DAVIS AND JYLL JOHNSTONE

Michael Davis and his wife Jyll Johnstone move their philanthropy through the Skywords Family Foundation. They back education and youth, environment, media, and health and human services.

SHELBY M.C. AND GAYLE DAVIS

This investor's foundation has assets over a billion dollars, and gives major amounts to international education, but also the environment and select other causes. 

THOMPSON AND CAROLINE DEAN

Co-founder of Avista Capital Partners. Funding areas include education, arts and culture, health and human services.

RICHARD AND BARBARA DEBS

The Morgan Stanley executive and wife Barbara, an art historian and an active figure in New York arts, support global and policy causes, arts and culture, education and youth, and health.

DAVID DECHMAN

Dechman is a longtime supporter of LGBT causes, education and youth, arts, health and more through his foundation.

RAYMOND AND CARMEN DEBBANE

The couple backs education and youth, policy and global causes, human services, and religious causes. 

JOSEPH AND DIANA DIMENNA

DiMenna has backed arts and culture, but much recent giving focuses on supporting the Harlem Children's Zone. 

JAMES AND JUDITH DIMON

Funding interests include education and youth, arts and culture, and health and human services. Giving focuses on the East Coast, particularly New York.

MATTHEW AND GRETCHEN DINAPOLI

Matthew DiNapoli, his wife Gretchen, and family move their philanthropy through the Matt & Gretchen DiNapoli Family Foundation. Interests include education and youth, health and human services, arts, and religious causes.

JAMES DINAN AND ELIZABETH MILLER

The founder of York Capital Management concentrates philanthropy on education, athletics (he's a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks), arts and culture, and New York community causes. 

ANTHONY AND DEANNA DINOVI

The private equity investor and his wife focus philanthropy on the Boston area. Funding interests include education and youth, and health. 

ERIC AND BARBARA DOBKIN

The retired Goldman Sachs partner and wife Barbara are particularly interested in women's equity, Jewish issues, arts, and social justice, among other causes.    

RICHARD DRIEHAUS

Influential longtime fund manager supports causes in his native Chicago and beyond, including arts and culture, historic preservation, economic opportunity, and investigative reporting.  

STANLEY AND FIONA DRUCKENMILLER

Major supporter of medical research, but is interested in a widening array of causes. A major donor to the Harlem Children's Zone. 

GLENN AND EVA DUBIN

Gives to universities and medical centers, but also makes smaller grants to nonprofits on the front line of poverty. 

CONNIE AND THOMAS DUCKWORTH

Goldman Sachs alums Duckworth and husband Thomas have focused much of their philanthropy on social entrepreneurship, global development and gender equality, and founded an outfit to provide jobs to destitute women in Afghanistan. 

C. STEVEN DUNCKER

Funding areas include education and youth, human services, and arts and culture. South Florida is a focus.

WILLIAM AND REBECCA DUNN

Dunn and his wife Rebecca move their philanthropy through Dunn's Foundation for the Advancement of Right Thinking, which funds free-market think tanks and advocacy groups.

BLAIR AND CHERYL EFFRON

Co-founder of Centerview Partners. Funding areas include education and youth, arts and culture, policy, and New York community.

JOEL AND ANNE EHRENKRANZ

This family strongly supports arts and culture in New York City. Education and health are among their other interests.

DAVID EINHORN

A supporter of a number of Jewish organizations, health organizations, and most notably, organizations that seek to develop empathy, civility and compassion.

STEPHEN EINHORN

This part of the Einhorn clan primarily funds education, arts and culture, policy, and Milwaukee community causes. 

STEVEN AND SHELLEY EINHORN

The couple gives mainly for health and the hearing impaired. They also give to New York City groups and Jewish causes. 

JOSEPH AND BARBARA ELLIS 

Former parter at Goldman Sachs. Funding interests include environment, Jewish causes, arts and culture, education.

ISRAEL ENGLANDER

Has passion for giving to Jewish groups, both in Israel and his native New York. But he has also given a lot of money to medical research facilities and to the arts.

BART EPKER AND MEDHA SINHA

Epker and Sinha back education and youth, arts and culture, and health.

BETTY AND JEAN-MARIE EVEILLARD

The couple backs arts and culture, education and youth causes, and religious causes, all focused in the Northeast.

PETER AND PAULA FASSEAS

The Fasseas couple founded PAWS Chicago and are supporters of animals, cancer research, and other causes, with a focus on the Chicago area. 

ANDREW FELDSTEIN AND JANE VERON

The Feldsteins' funding interests include education and youth, public policy, and the NYC community.

CARL AND JUDY FERENBACH

This retired private equity guy and his wife focus their giving and institutional involvements mainly on environmental issues.

SEAN FIELER

A hedge funder with conservative politics who gives for reproductive health, education, religion and religious liberty, policy, and more.

MARK AND LORI FIFE

Funding areas include education and youth, Jewish causes, arts and culture, and health.

PAUL AND MARY FINNEGAN

The co-founder of Madison Dearborn Partners and wife Mary support education and youth, human services, health, and Chicago-area community causes.

WILLIAM AND SAKURAKO FISHER

The Fishers support arts and culture, education, and San Francisco area causes, but they look beyond the Bay Area, too.

J. CHRISTOPHER AND ANNE FLOWERS

Funding areas include global health, and social services. Some global funding involves Africa; other work focuses on the Harlem community in New York City.

LEE AND JULIET FOLGER

The Folgers' funding interests include policy, human services and humanitarian causes, education, arts and culture, health, the environment, and religious causes.

GERALD AND KELLI FORD

Grants go to education and youth, health, and Texas community causes.

RICHARD AND IRMA FRANK

The Franks' funding interests include education and youth, health, and arts and culture.

STEPHEN C. FREIDHEIM

Freidheim and his family support education and youth, the New York City community, and global and policy causes.

MANNY FRIEDMAN AND KINDY FRENCH

Friedman and French support work involving animals, pediatric health in Washington, D.C., Jewish causes, and education in Washington, D.C.

BRIAN FRIEDMAN AND BARBARA SHULMAN

The founder of Jeffries Capital and wife Shulman, a lawyer, fund education, arts and culture, Jewish causes, health, and human services. New York City is an important region of giving.  

RICHARD AND SUSAN FRIEDMAN

The current head of merchant banking at Goldman Sachs has a strong New York City focus, and has given big to education, health, youth and other causes.

STEPHEN AND BARBARA BENIOFF FRIEDMAN

The philanthropy of this former Goldman Sachs chairman has largely focused on New York, with support of health, the arts, and human services. 

TULLY AND ELISE FRIEDMAN

The Friedmans back work in arts and culture, policy, and education and youth in the Bay Area.

DAVID AND PAMELA FORD

Interests of this longtime Goldman Sachs exec include historic preservation, arts and youth athletics. 

ALAN AND JENNIFER FOURNIER

While less well known and less rich than many other hedge fund managers, Fournier is a very active education philanthropist and also gives to other causes like animal welfare and veterans.

RICHARD AND BARBARA FRANKE

The retired CEO and chairman of John Nuveen and his wife fund education and youth, and arts and culture in the Chicago area. 

GLENN AND AMANDA FUHRMAN

Funding interests include arts and culture, and the New York City community. 

DANIEL AND ROSEMARY FUSS

The vice-chairman of Loomis, Sayles & Co. and his wife RoseMary are active supporters of mental health research, treatment, and related issues.

CHRISTOPHER AND CYNTHIA GALVIN

Funding areas include the Chicago community, education and youth, policy, health, environment and global causes. Galvin gave a $10.25 million gift to alma mater Northwestern University. Galvin sits on the board of American Enterprise Institute. 

DAVID AND DANIELLE GANEK

Funding areas include education and youth, arts and culture, and health and human services. The Ganeks are steady funders of US Squash, and are also leading art collectors and supporters.

JOSEPH AND SUSAN GATTO

Funding areas include education and youth, and health. 

JULIUS GAUDIO

Focused on antipoverty efforts in New York City and globally, using entrepreneurial approaches.

MARIO J. GABELLI

Gabelli is concerned with education at all levels, from K-12 through the university level, with other giving to health and youth causes.

DAVID GELBAUM

Gelbaum has given away more than $1 billion, mainly to environmental causes and veterans organizations. But he appears to be taking a hiatus from big-time giving. 

CHARLES AND MARGARET GERBER

The Gerbers focus philanthropic giving on education and youth in the Memphis area.

JAMES AND BARBARA GERSON

The Gersons fund programs in education and youth, Jewish causes, arts and culture, policy, and NYC community. 

DAVID AND KELLY GERSTENHABER

Still new to giving, but Gerstenhaber and his wife are interested in medical research, youth and animals.

LOUIS V. GERSTNER JR.

Gerstner and family are strong supporters of biomedical research and early-career investigators, education and youth, and human services. Chicago is an area of interest. 

LARRY AND BETH GIES

The founder of Madison Capital Partners and Madison Industries and his wife support education and youth, and health. A $150 million gift went to the University of Illinois, their mutual alma mater.

DAN AND JENNIFER GILBERT

Gilbert's main issue is neurofibromatosis, which affects his son, but he also cares about revitalizating Detroit and Cleveland, and supports Jewish causes.

RICHARD GILDERAND LOIS CHILES

Still going strong after decades of philanthropy, Gilder has given to Yale, history and historic preservation, and other causes. 

ROBERT GILLAM

The richest man in Alaska mainly supports things in his home state, starting with education. 

PAUL F. GLENN

The venture capitalist gives toward anti-aging work, backs an institute that bears his name, and has given to a number of universities. 

SHELDON GOLDMAN

The finance professional supports institutions in the Jewish community, primarily in the Northeast.

JAMES AND AUDREY GORTER

Former partner at Goldman Sachs, later chairman of Baker, Fentress & Co. Funding areas include education and youth.

DAVID AND RUTH GOTTESMAN

The Gottesman family are active philanthropists backing Jewish causes in the U.S. and Israel, education, health, human services, and arts and culture.

JONATHAN AND MINDY GRAY

Gray and his wife Mindy Gray have given huge sums to some key causes, particularly education and cancer research. 

JEFF GREENE AND MEI SZE CHAN 

The foundation the couple set up doesn't appear to have kicked into gear yet, but they seem likely to back health, art, Jewish causes and Florida.

JOEL GREENBERG AND MARCY GRINGLAS

Greenberg and his wife, Marcy Gringlas, established the Seed the Dream Foundation, which is focused on educational access, awareness and advocacy.

KENNETH GRIFFIN

A big supporter of education and health care, making large donations to children's hospitals, as well as toward research into Alzheimer’s disease, blindness and cancer. Now in the midst of a divorce.

JOHN AND AMY GRIFFIN

Interested in fighting poverty through social innovation, mainly in New York. Also gives to K-12 causes and select other causes. 

BILL AND SUE GROSS

Bulk of his giving so far has been toward capital campaigns for medical centers. Gross is selective in his choice of organizations to support, but then gives big. 

MICHAEL AND VIKI GROSS

Funding areas include education and youth, health and human services, Jewish causes, and the New York City community.

PHILLIP AND ELIZABETH GROSS

Funding areas include education and youth, arts and culture, health, and the Boston community, with some giving in Wisconsin.

BRIAN AND BETH GROSSMAN

Funding areas include education and youth, human services, arts and culture.

WYCLIFFE GROUSBECK

Partner at Highland Capital; management/co-owner Boston Celtics. Funding interests are education and youth, health and human services, arts and culture, and Boston community.  

JON AND LINDA GRUBER

Founder of Gruber & McBaine Capital Management. Funding areas include arts, education, human rights, progressive and investigative media, women's issues.

CHRISTOPHER AND SUSAN GUST

The Gusts support education and youth, health, and human services. Much of the family's giving is in the Chicago area.

JOSEPH AND SHEILA GUTMAN

The Gutman family gives in Chicago, and funding areas are health and science research, Jewish causes, education and youth, human services, and Chicago community.

SPENCER B. HABER

Founder of H/2 Capital Partners concentrates on animals and the environment.  

SUSAN HIRT HAGEN

Director, Erie Indemnity. Funding areas are higher education, arts, youth services, human services, community and economic development. 

JEFFREY AND NANCY HALIS

Funding areas include education and science research, Jewish causes, and global causes. 

PATRICK AND KATHLEEN HALLORAN

The Hallorans support the environment, education and youth, human services, and global causes, with giving so far focused on Minnesota. 

JONATHAN C. HAMILL

The Hamill family are longtime environmental philanthropists, both on the local level in Chicagoland, as well as in other parts of the country, and even globally.

FRED AND STEPHANIE CURTIS HARMAN

Funding areas include education and youth, health, and the Bay Area community.

ANDREW HAUPTMAN AND ELLEN BRONFMAN HAUPTMAN

Hauptman is co-chair of investment firm Andell Inc., and Bronfman Hauptman is the daughter of Seagrams billionaire Charles Bronfman. The couple fund education and youth, policy, Jewish causes, health, and the Los Angeles and Chicago area communities. 

THOMAS AND MARGARET HEALEY

Former Goldman Sachs managing director and family focus their philanthropy on education, Catholic organizations, policy and health.  

DAVID AND JOAN HENLE

Funding areas include education and youth, health, environment, and sports. New York—the city and the state—is a focus. 

JOHN AND LINDA HENRY

Commodities trader, owner Boston Red Sox. Funding areas are healthcare, arts and culture, education and youth, food. 

DAVID HERRO

The investment professional funds education and youth, arts and culture, and policy. Particular support goes to Catholic schools and to dance, with much giving in the Chicago area.  

ROGER AND SUSAN HERTOG

The Hertogs back Jewish causes, conservative policy issues and education (both higher education and school reform).

BRIAN HIGGINS

Higgins does most of his giving with his hedge fund partner, O. Francis Biondi. He has interests in education, health, supporting youth and more.

J. TOMILSON AND JANINE HILL

Funding areas include arts and culture. The Hills, avid art collectors, are opening a gallery in New York City to show their collection, among other work.

DAVID AND LAURIE HODGSON

Hodgson and wife Laurie have focused giving on education, arts and culture, and the environment.

CHRISTOPHER HOHN

Hohn focuses on helping children around the world by addressing issues such as malnutrition, education, and climate change.

ALLAN AND SHELLEY HOLT

The Carlyle Group partner and wife Shelley Holt support STEM education, adoption causes and women's healthcare. 

STEWART HOREJSI

Funds go to education and youth, arts and culture, and health.

MURRAY AND LAURA HUBERFELD

Founder of Centurion Credit Management. Funding areas include Jewish causes, education and health.

ROBERT AND SOLEDAD HURST

Former vice chairman at Goldman Sachs, now at Crestview Partners. Funding interests include arts and culture, education and youth, policy and global.

GLENN AND DEBBIE HUTCHINS

The co-founder of Silver Lake Partners private equity firm and his family move the bulk of their philanthropy into education, public policy, health research and healthcare. 

JORDAN AND SARAH HYMOWITZ

Funding areas include education and youth, Jewish causes, arts and culture, and health and human services. The Bay Area figures in their giving.

CARL AND GAIL ICAHN

Icahn builds charter schools and homeless shelters in his native New York City, and offers support to major hospitals and medical schools.

JONATHON AND JOANNA JACOBSON

Supports education and youth work, mainly in the Boston area, but also gives to Jewish causes and has supported efforts to boost the capacity of nonprofits. 

AJIT AND TINKU JAIN

Ajit and Tinku Jain back health and medical research. They founded the Jain Foundation, a non-profit foundation seeking a cure for dysferlinopathy.

CHRISTOPHER M. JAMES

Funding areas include education and youth, health, arts and culture, environment, poverty.

HAMILTON AND AMABEL JAMES

Alum of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Blackstone Group. Funding interests include environment, education and youth, arts and culture, global, health and human services. 

THOMAS AND MARY JAMES

Grants go to arts and culture, education and youth, health and human services. 

REUBEN JEFFERY III

Jeffery's funding interests include policy (he has served in government), human services, and arts and culture.

ABIGAIL JOHNSON

While Johnson is the sixth-richest woman in the U.S., it’s a bit difficult to distinguish her philanthropy from that of her family, which gives mainly in arts and culture, and historical preservation in the Boston area.

CHARLES JOHNSON

His giant 2013 gift to Yale made headlines, but otherwise, Johnson's been a low-profile giver, mainly supporting education and a few health issues. 

EDWARD C. JOHNSON III

Johnson’s biggest giving is in arts and culture, and historical preservation in the Boston area, where he is on the board of several health and cultural institutions.

SUZANNE NORA JOHNSON AND DAVID JOHNSON

This former Goldman Sachs vice chairman has a long record of philanthropy in health and public policy, among other interests.

PAUL TUDOR JONES

Founder of the Robin Hood Foundation. Jones looks for places where the market is ready to turn, and applies his philanthropic dollars where he believes he will make the most impact.

GERALD AND DARLENE JORDAN

Founder and chairman of Hellman Jordan Management Co. Funding areas: education and youth, health, arts and culture, Boston community.

JOHN JORDAN II

Draws on his private equity fortune to support his alma mater, Notre Dame, and also supports youth sports. 

CHANSOO AND ELISABETH BITTNER JOUNG

Funding interests include education and youth, health, and Wyoming community causes. 

DAVID KABILLER

The cofounder of AQR Capital Management has supported education and science research, with a particular interest in nanotechnology in medicine and biology.

ANN KAPLAN AND ROBERT FIPPINGER

This Goldman Sachs vet and husband, lawyer Robert Fippinger, focus most of their funding within New York City, where they've backed arts and culture, education and youth, and women's organizations.

DAVID AND MEREDITH KAPLAN

The Kaplans support education and youth, Jewish causes and health. A large portion of their giving goes to Los Angeles. 

ROBERT KAPLAN

Co-chair of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a venture philanthropy group focused on early-stage organizations working on scalable solutions to pressing problems in the U.S. and abroad.

BOB AND SUZANNE KARR

Funding areas include education and youth, and human services. 

BRUCE AND MARTHA KARSH

Gives major donations to educational institutions, nonprofits supporting research into a number of diseases, and Jewish charities.

GEORGE KAISER

Kaiser is very focused on Oklahoma, but gives nationally on his top issue, early childhood education, and is broadly interested in promoting equality of opportunity.

HENRY AND ELAINE KAUFMAN

The longtime financial executive and wife Elaine support arts and culture, Jewish causes, education and youth, health, and policy.

RICHARD AND SUZANNE KAYNE

The family's philanthropy is centered on Los Angeles, and it includes funding for education and youth, arts and culture, health and human services, and Jewish causes.

DENIS AND CAROL KELLEHER

The Kellehers focus grantmaking on New York City. Catholic and Irish causes are a top interest, with other support for education and youth, and the NYC community.

PETER AND CYNTHIA KELLOGG

Ran brokerage house Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, later sold to Goldman Sachs for billions. Funding areas: education and youth, environment, historic preservation, arts and culture, health and human services.

THOMAS KEMPNER AND KATHERYN PATTERSON

Kempner and Patterson fund education and youth, and arts and culture. New York City is a focus.

KEVIN AND KAREN KENNEDY

Retired partner at Goldman Sachs. Funding areas include arts and culture, education, health, NYC community.

JEFF AND ERICA KESWIN

The Keswins fund education and youth, Jewish causes, and arts and culture.

JAMES AND SANDRA KILTS

Funding interests have included education and youth, policy, health, and the environment. Kilts has strongly supported alma mater Knox College, and Weill Cornell Medical College, where he's on the board of overseers.

DOUGLAS KIMMELMAN

Kimmelman, a former Goldman Sachs partner and later founder of Energy Capital Partners, gives to health, athletics, education, and the environment. New Jersey is a top site of giving.

MARK AND ANLA CHENG KINGDON

Kingdon and his wife Anla have backed anti-poverty work in New York City, as well as arts and culture. They've also given to support and celebrate the Chinese community. 

JOHN KISSICK

Funding areas include education and youth, arts and culture, media, health, environment and Jewish causes. 

ALEXANDER AND KRISTEN KLABIN

The Klabins have lately funded education and youth, health and human services, and Jewish causes.

SETH AND BETH KLARMAN

Klarman’s three main areas of focus are medical research (particularly in the area of behavioral health), music education and Jewish causes. His biggest donation has been for cell research. 

STEVE KLINSKY AND MAUREEN SHERRY

Klinsky, the founder of New Mountain Capital has long been involved in education philanthropy, including charter schools. Sherry is active in education, family poverty, and environmental causes. 

BRADFORD AND LAUREN KOENIG

Funding areas include education and youth, and health. 

JONATHAN AND MINDY KOLATCH

Funding areas include education and youth, Jewish causes, and health. New York and New Jersey are regions of focus.

WILLEM KOOYKER

CEO of Blenheim Capital Management and wife Judith-Ann Corrente concentrate giving in arts and culture, education, health and the NYC community.

HARLAN AND AMY KORENVAES

Funding interests include health and human services, education and youth, Jewish causes, and policy. Dallas is a focus.

PHILIP AND CATHERINE KORSANT

Funding interests include the environment, global causes and education. Philip is a trustee of the National Resources Defense Council. 

BRUCE AND SUZIE KOVNER

Kovner's most significant giving has been for arts and culture, though he is also a strong advocate for choice in schools, and other conservative policies. He tends to make large gifts. 

DAVID AND SARAH KOWITZ

U.K.-based Kowitz, a veteran of Soros Fund Management and a founder of Indus Capital Partners, supports arts and culture, education and youth, the environment, gun violence prevention, and global issues.

PETER AND JILL KRAUS

Kraus and his wife Jill are serious art collectors and have shared their collection and their wealth with arts institutions. Other philanthropy goes to education, health and youth, mostly in New York. 

HENRY AND MARIE-JOSEE KRAVIS

Kravis and his wife Marie-Josee are active philanthropists. They serve on numerous boards and have a broad range of interests. The bulk of their giving goes to cultural organizations, predominantly in the New York area.

HENRY KRESSEL

Funding focuses include Jewish causes, particularly education and youth development.

MITCHELL AND KAREN KUFLIK

The Kufliks focus giving on Jewish causes in New York City and beyond.

PHILIPPE P. LAFFONT

Laffont, his wife Ana, and brother Thomas give through a few charitable vehicles, supporting human services and global causes, education and youth, and the environment.

SACHA AND REBECCA LAINOVIC

Funding interests include education and youth, and health and human services. 

EDWARD AND KINGA LAMPERT

Lampert's philanthropy with his wife Kinga has so far focused on health, especially cancer research. But they've supported select other causes as well, including libertarian policy groups.

MARK LAMPERT AND SUSAN BYRD

Lampert and Byrd back youth development and academic enrichment, and global causes. They also fund San Francisco Bay Area community issues. They give a large amount through a donor-advised fund, so much of their philanthropy is hard to track.

HENRY AND MARSHA LAUFER

Grants go to education and science research.

JONATHAN AND JEANNIE LAVINE

The Lavines back City Year and their alma maters. The couple funds investments that level the playing field, create opportunity, and support fairness.

LAWRENCE C. LEEDS

Lawrence and his wife back causes in New York City, including education, arts and culture, health and Jewish causes.

MICHAEL AND LISA LEFFELL

Funding interests include Jewish causes, and education and youth.

LAUREN LEICHTMAN AND ARTHUR LEVINE

Leichtman and her husband and business partner, Arthur, move their philanthropy through the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Family Foundation. One interest is human services.

EUGENE LERNER

The Eugene & Janet Lerner Family Foundation is a charitable vehicle Lerner established with his late wife Janet. The foundation backs causes in Chicago.

DAVID AND ALEXIA LEUSCHEN

Funding areas include Montana and Wyoming community, environment, arts and culture, and New York community issues.

CHARLES ASHBY LEWIS AND PENNY BENDER SEBRING

Support focuses on the Chicago area, covering education and youth, arts and culture, and Chicago community causes. 

WARREN G. LICHTENSTEIN

Funding areas include education and youth, and the Aspen community. Sports programs for kids is one focus. 

WILLIAM LIGHTEN

The Lighten family backs education, arts and culture, religious causes, and legal defense for urban youth. 

ALEC AND JENNIFER LITOWITZ

The couple gives to human services, arts and culture, and education and youth.

ROBERT AND MARY LITTERMAN

Former partner at Goldman Sachs, later with Kepos Capital. Funding areas include education, health, environment, human services and policy.

DANIEL AND MARGARET LOEB

Loeb supports a variety of organizations with mainly smaller donations, mostly focusing on arts and culture in New York. But he also contributes to a wide range of health causes, and other select causes.

GEORGE S. LOENING

The founder of Select Equity Group funds advocacy and civil rights, arts and culture, education and youth, environmental causes, health, human services, and international development.

JONATHAN LOPATIN

Funding areas include Jewish causes, education and youth, justice and humanitarian causes. 

NATHAN A. LOW

The founder of Sunrise Financial Group focuses on Jewish causes, with smaller grants to miscellaneous charities.

MICHAEL LOWENSTEIN

Co-founder of Kensico Capital Management funds education and youth, Jewish causes, arts and culture, and health and human services. 

ROBERT AND AUDREY LUCKOW

Former CEO of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg. Funding interests include health, education, human services and religious/local churches. 

ROBERT AND GENEVIEVE LYNCH

The Aristeia Capital co-founder and his wife support programs promoting the environment, global peace, arts, and education.

STEPHEN AND KELLY MACK

The Macks focus on health, human services, and education and youth. NYU Langone Medical Center is a grantee, as is the East Harlem School and Turn Around for Children.  

DUNCAN AND NANCY MACMILLAN

The MacMillans mainly give to health and higher education institutions, but they are also passionate about the arts.

VINCENT AND ANNE MAI

Funding areas include education and youth, policy and global causes, and human services. 

STEPHEN MANDEL

Mandel is heavily involved in education and community support in Connecticut and New York, where he lives and works, though he is also involved in education nationally. In addition, he's become more active in supporting environmental causes.

JOE AND RIKA MANSUETO

The Morningstar founder gives mainly in the Chicago area, with a focus on education, higher education, and arts and culture.

MORRIS AND SUSAN MARK

Alum of Goldman Sachs and Mark Asset Management. Funding areas include education and youth, Jewish causes, health and human services, and arts and culture.

HOWARD AND NANCY MARKS

Has provided significant support to his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, and he and his wife serve on several nonprofit boards.

DONALD B. MARRON

The founder of Lightyear Capital has focused giving on education, arts and culture, health and human services, and the New York City community.

EFF AND PATTY MARTIN

The Martins' interests are education and spiritual causes, arts and music, and others.

MICHAEL E. MARTINO

Funding areas include education and youth, health, policy and religious causes. 

DUNCAN AND ELLEN MCFARLAND

McFarland and his wife Ellen are strong supporters of global environmental and animal protection causes, and of health and human service organizations.

ANNE WELSH MCNULTY

Anne Welsh McNulty, widow of John McNulty, supports education, leadership and health, and awards the $100,000 John P. McNulty Prize for entrepreneurial solutions to social challenges.

KEN MEHLMAN

Grants go to leadership development and education. Mehlman is chairman of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Policy advisory board, and has a background in policy, so more philanthropy in that area could emerge. 

ROBERT MENSCHEL

The Goldman Sachs veteran mainly gives in New York City, with interests in arts and culture, health, education, and more.

RICHARD AND RONAY MENSCHEL

Menschel and his wife Ronay move their philanthropy through several outfits, giving mainly for arts and culture, education, and health and human services in New York. 

ROBERT AND DIANA MERCER

A leading supporter of conservative policy groups, but also strong funder of SUNY Stony Brook.

T. WILLEM AND LISA MESDAG

Mesdag and his wife Lisa focus primarily on the Los Angeles area, giving to education, the arts, and a variety of social programs. 

LOWELL MILKEN

A major supporter of education, at both the secondary and post-secondary level. Big interest in improving teaching. 

MICHAEL MILKEN

Keenly interested in medical research and accelerating the pace of breakthroughs. But also a big backer of education, along with his brother Lowell. 

STEVEN MNUCHIN

Funding interests include education and youth, health and human services, arts and culture, and Jewish causes. Los Angeles and New York are areas of focus.

STEPHEN MODZELEWSKI

Most of Modzelewski's giving has gone through a donor-advised fund, and is therefore hard to track. He's involved with the Reason Foundation and policy seems to be an interest.

ERIC AND STACEY MINDICH

The couple's giving goes toward health, education and youth, arts and culture, and Jewish causes. 

KENNETH AND JULIE TAFFET MOELIS

The investment banker's biggest gifts have gone to his alma mater; other interests include healthcare. 

JAMES AND LISA MOONEY

The family's philanthropy mainly focuses on the Boston area, where the Mooneys have a special interest in supporting Catholic and Jesuit education.

NEAL MOSZKOWSKI AND RAMEZ SOUSOU

Funding areas include education and youth, humanitarian and global causes, health, and arts and culture. 

SANJAY AND ANJNA MOTWANI

Sanjay Motwani and his wife Anjna move their philanthropy through the Sansar Capital Foundation. Grantmaking focuses on education in Southeast Asia as well as in New York City.

ALLAN B. MUCHIN

This tax attorney funds education, healthcare, anti-poverty efforts, disaster relief, human rights and the arts.

TERRENCE AND NICOLA MULLEN

Grants go to education and youth. Some giving is through a donor-advised fund and not easily discerned.

PETER AND JILLIAN MULLER

The Mullers' Dancing Tides Foundation concentrates on health and human services, the environment, education, and music.

CHARLES MUNGER

Has been a public skeptic of philanthropy, but is stepping up his giving. Supports educational institutions with which he has been affiliated, usually for new buildings and improvements.

JOSHUA AND BETH NASH

The Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation funds arts and culture, education, health, and many Jewish causes. Grantmaking appears to be on the rise.

GABRIEL AND BETH NECHAMKIN

The Nechamkins' giving interests include Jewish causes and education.

DANIEL AND BROOKE NEIDICH

Neidich and his wife Brooke are active in their philanthropy, with interests spanning children's mental health, education and arts.

RENATO AND SIU PING NEGRIN

The Negrins haven't yet set up a formal charitable vehicle, but have already started funding interests in global education, climate change, Jewish causes and health.  

JONATHAN NELSON

A major donor to Brown University, Nelson has also given toward cancer research, conservation and human services, often in Rhode Island.

ROBERT AND KATE NIEHAUS

This private equity veteran focuses giving on the Northeast, including alma mater Princeton, and is active in global development efforts using entrepreneurial approaches to problems of poverty. 

PETER AND STEPHANIE NOLAN

The Nolans give to education and youth, social services, and medical research. Southern California is a focus, as is Catholic education.

WILLIAM AND SUSAN OBERNDORF

Giving mainly in the Bay Area, Oberndorf is a big backer of education reform. He and his wife also have interests in health and policy, among others. 

ALOK AND MAJINI OBEROI

Funding areas include education and youth, global causes, and health. Support also goes out to nonprofits in India.

DANIEL AND JANE OCH

The Ochs give mainly to the Robin Hood Foundation and New York Presbyterian Hospital, but have also supported select Jewish causes and educational institutions. 

ERNST AND PATRICIA OHNELL

The Ohnell's giving concentrates on the Northeast. Interests include education and youth, policy, arts and culture, environment. Ohnell sits on the board of the Manhattan Institute.

HUTHAM OLAYAN

The CEO and president of Olayon America Corp. primarily funds international policy organizations, global causes and health. She serves on the board of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

STANLEY O'NEAL

The O'Neal Foundation has a particular focus on education and other causes that have personal connections to the family.

ROBERT AND MICHELE O'SHEA

New Jersey-based O'Shea and his wife Michele are strong supporters of health and education causes in their home state, as well as of their alma mater, Fordham University.

JOHN AND LAURA OVERDECK

Gives heavily for STEM education, but also supports other education work, including research into early learning, often in the New York metro area.

WILLARD AND KATHARINE OVERLOCK

Goldman Sachs alum. Funding areas include education and youth, environment, human services and health. 

HENRY AND WENDY PAULSON

Paulson mainly focuses on conservation issues, and has a big interest in birds. But he also cares about broader civic challenges.

JOHN AND JENNY PAULSON

Still pretty new to giving, but made a splash with a huge gift for Central Park. Has also given big for health and education. 

WENDY PAULSON

The wife of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., Wendy directs the family's philanthropy, with particular interest in wildlife and conservation causes.

NELSON AND CLAUDIA PELTZ

Peltz is pretty quiet about his philanthropy, so it can be difficult to determine how much he’s contributed over the years. He is a board member of several nonprofits, and is probably most passionate about Jewish causes. 

RONALD PERELMAN

He's made major gifts for health, cancer research and higher education; these activities are likely just a prelude to much larger-scale giving by Perelman. 

GARY AND AMY PERLIN

The Perlins' giving areas include Jewish causes, arts and culture, education and youth, and human services.

RICHARD AND LISA PERRY

The Perrys give to educational causes, as well as to nonprofits that make children's lives better. They also endow some medical research work. 

JOHN AND AMY PHELAN

The Phelans give toward education and youth, arts and culture and the military. The Phelans are major  collectors of contemporary art. 

ANDY AND MARY PILARA

Andy and Mary Pilara are involved in the arts, and run a well-known photography gallery in San Francisco.  

ROBERT AND JULIE TURAJ POHLY

Funding areas include arts and culture, education and youth, and the NYC community.

DAVID AND JANET POLAK

The Polaks support Jewish causes, policy, education and youth, and the Los Angeles community.

GREG AND ANUPAMA POOLE

The founder of Echo Street Capital Management and Goldman Sachs alum supports education and youth, and global development. 

J. KEVIN AND JEANNE POORMAN

The Poormans focus their philanthropy on education and youth, arts and culture, and health. Jesuit education is an interest.  

MICHAEL A. PRICE AND JODI PRICE

The Goldman Sachs vet/Empyrean Capital cofounder and his wife support education and youth, Jewish causes, and health. 

MICHAEL F. PRICE

This hedge funder backs education, children and youth, health and science research, and NYC community causes. 

GIGI PRITZKER AND MICHAEL PUCKER

Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, and husband Pucker fund violence prevention, culture, arts and impact, and educational opportunities.

THOMAS AND SHEILA RABAUT

The Rabauts' giving interests include mental health, education and youth, human services, and religious causes.

RICHARD RAINWATER

Rainwater has long supported education and local causes in Texas. A few years ago, he started focusing on neurodegenerative disease after discovering he had a rare disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), which recently took his life.

MICHAEL AND PAUL RANTZ

Former partner at Goldman Sachs. Funding areas include education and youth, health, environment, media.

STEVEN RATTNER AND MAUREEN WHITE

The Wall Street executive and Obama appointee and family are major Democratic donors, and fund policy and global causes, education and youth, arts and culture, and health. 

BRUCE AND DIANA RAUNER

Governor of Illinois, partner at Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner. Funding areas: education and youth, environment, health and human services, Jewish causes, policy.

PAUL A. REEDER III

Reeder's grantmaking focuses on education and youth, and on the Boston community.

BILL REEVES AND DEBBIE BERGER 

Funding interests include immigrant rights and education in Hawaii.

JOSEPH AND CAROL REICH

The founder of Reich and Tang investment management firm and his wife fund education and youth, arts and culture, and humanitarian and human services. The Reichs are active in the charter school movement.

IRA AND INGEBORG RENNERT

The Rennerts give mostly toward education, health and Jewish charities and causes.

ANTONY RESSLER AND JAMI GERTZ

The couple gives mainly in Los Angeles, with a primary focus on arts and education, including charter schools. 

RICHARD AND ALISON RESSLER

The Resslers back their alma maters, but also give to health and community causes, mostly on the East Coast.

JOE AND MARLENE RICKETTS

Grants go to education and youth, conservation, arts and culture, religious, and fiscal policy causes. 

JAMES P. RILEY JR.

Riley and family fund education and youth, religious causes, health and human services. 

LARRY ROBBINS

Education and poverty are the top causes for this hedge fund billionaire, with most giving focused in the New York area. 

GEORGE AND LINNEA CONRAD ROBERTS

The private equity billionaire is a pioneering backer of social enterprises and mainly focuses his giving in the Bay Area. 

JULIAN ROBERTSON

Focused on education, the environment, and medical research. Also interested in reducing poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.  

DAVID ROCKEFELLER

Rockefeller has given away a fortune in his lifetime, and has pledged the bulk of his remaining fortune to various organizations.

JOHN W. ROGERS JR.

The founder of Ariel Investments has given much to his home city of Chicago, especially for education and youth. He's only in his 50s and may ramp up philanthropy in coming years. 

MITT AND ANN ROMNEY

Romney is a high-level giver to the Mormon church, but he and wife Ann are also passionate about health causes. 

LIEF D. ROSENBLATT

Funding areas include Jewish causes, education, health, and arts and culture. 

ROBERT ROSENKRANZ AND ALEXANDRA MUNROE

This veteran philanthropist focuses on public policy research, higher education, and the arts. Founder of Intelligence Squared U.S. debates. 

EDWARD JOHN AND PATRICIA ROSENWALD

Funding interests include health and human services, Jewish causes, education and youth, policy and global causes, and the New York City community.

STEVEN AND ROBIN ROTTER

The investment and real estate professional and his wife fund Jewish causes, policy, education and youth, and health and human services. Jewish organizations are a priority, particularly in the NYC area.

MARC AND CAROLYN ROWAN

The co-founder of Apollo Management has focused his giving on education, Jewish causes, health, and the New York City community.

CHARLES AND DEBORAH ROYCE

CEO of Royce & Associates. Funding interests include arts and culture, conservation and preservation, religious, human services and health, education, Connecticut community.

DAVID RUBENSTEIN

Rubenstein supports education, health care research, and national museums and monuments.

HOWARD AND MARY RUBIN

Funding areas include education and youth, health and human services, and the New York City community.

GEORGE F. RUSSELL

Longtime chairman of Frank Russell Company. Funding areas include environment, community development, Puget Sound community.

PAT AND SHIRLEY RYAN

The insurance and brokerage executive and his wife fund education and youth, health, arts and culture, the Chicago community, and Catholic causes. 

VIN RYAN AND CARLA MEYER

Founder of Schooner Capital, director of Iron Mountain. Funding interests: human rights, progressive media and policy, environment, education, health.

MICHAEL AND CARI SACKS

Sacks is vice-chairman of the World Business Chicago, and the couple's giving focuses on the Chicago area. Interests include education and youth, arts and culture, Jewish causes, policy and health. 

ANTHONY AND MOIRA SALIBA

Funding interests include education and youth, policy, human services, religious causes. Saliba serves on the board of the Heritage Foundation. 

JACK SALTZ

Saltz and his family are major donors to Weill Cornell Medical College. He gives to health and medical research, Jewish causes, arts and culture, and education and youth. Giving focuses on the NYC area.

ARTHUR AND REBECCA SAMBERG

The Samberg foundation supports grantmaking in education, health, and Jewish life. There's also the Rebecca and Arthur Samberg Foundation, which focuses locally on suburban New York.

HERB SANDLER

Sandler has bankrolled progressive organizations, as well as the reporting nonprofit ProPublica. Has also given heavily for medical research and basic science. 

RICKY AND MARA SANDLER

Founder of Eminence Capital. Funds arts and culture, education and youth, Jewish causes, human services and health.

RICHARD AND ELLEN SANDOR

Richard Sandor has long worked at the intersection of finance and the environment. Philanthropy includes the environment and science, arts and culture, education and youth, and Jewish causes.

T. DENNY SANFORD

Most of Sanford's giving is to help children, particularly children’s health initiatives.

JAY AND MARILYN SARLES

The Sarles' Eaglemere Foundation focuses on environmental protection, and global health and development. It funds organizations of all sizes in the U.S. and globally.

FAYEZ AND SUSAN SAROFIM

Funding interests include education and youth, arts and culture, and health and human services. 

MUNEER SATTER AND KRISTEN HERTEL

This former Goldman Sachs partner and his wife Kristen Hertel primarily support education, youth, global causes, arts, and health and human services, with special interests in the Chicago community.

JOSEPH W. SAUNDERS

Saunders and family mainly support education and youth causes, with some giving to health organizations.

JONATHAN AND KATHY SAVITZ

Funding areas include arts and culture, Jewish causes, education and youth, health, and the Connecticut community. 

STEPHEN SCHWARZMAN

Schwarzman is known for high-profile gifts with strings attached, but he also spreads money around more quietly to nonprofits. 

DEREK SCHRIER AND CECILY CAMERON

Schrier and wife Cameron give toward education equity and youth leadership development in the U.S. and in South Africa.

THOMAS AND CINDY SECUNDA

Secunda, a Bloomberg LP billionaire, gives for the environment, arts, education, health, and local and Jewish causes.

PAUL AND JENNA SEGAL

The Segals' giving has a Northeast focus. Interests include health and human services, arts and culture, Jewish causes, and education and youth. 

IVAN AND PHYLLIS SEIDENBERG

The former CEO of Verizon and his family give to universities, health research, and arts and culture organizations.

BERNARD AND LISA SELZ

With wife Lisa, Selz makes grants at a fast pace—more than 120 in a recent year—supporting causes in higher ed, arts, historic preservation, archeology and policy. 

JERROLD SENSER

Chairman and co-CIO of Institutional Capital. Funding areas include Jewish causes, health and human services, Chicago community.

EDWARD AND BARBARA SHAPIRO

Funding areas include Syrian refugee relief, international relief, global health, medical research and treatment, education, Jewish community, humanitarian aid.

JOHN AND SHONNI SHAPIRO

The family's philanthropy focuses on the east coast. They've funded writing programming at their mutual alma mater, UJA Federation of New York, and youth causes.

DAVID AND BETH SHAW

Shaw and his wife Beth support education, science research, arts, and more. New York City is an important region of giving.

BRIAN AND ADRIA SHETH

Co-founder of Vista Equity Partners. Funds children's causes, conservation. 

PAUL AND BETSY SHIVERICK

Co-founder of Seminole Capital. Funding areas include education and youth, health (cancer.)

STANLEY S. SHUMAN

Funding areas include arts and culture, education and youth, and Jewish causes. 

MATTHEW K. SIDMAN

The family's philanthropy focuses on the Boston area. The Sidmans tend to support local hospitals and Jewish causes.

LESLIE AND MARK SILLCOX

Sillcox drove technology innovation at Goldman Sachs for years. Her Tortora Sillcox Foundation focuses on STEM and other education causes in New York City.

HOWARD AND PATRICIA SILVERSTEIN

Funding areas include education and youth, arts and culture, Jewish causes, and health.

BRIAN AND JULIE SIMMONS

Founder of CHS Capital. Funding areas include education and youth, arts and culture, health and human services, environment.

JAMES AND MARILYN SIMONS

A lifelong scientist, Jim Simons focuses his large-scale and growing philanthropy in research in several scientific fields. Also a strong supporter of STEM education.

PAUL SINGER

A libertarian who backs both conservative policy groups and more traditional charities; he also focuses on education and culture. 

REX AND JEANNE SINQUEFIELD

Sinquefield focuses heavily on shifting education policy in Missouri and conservative giving, but also backs more traditional causes like the arts and health. 

JOHN AND CNYTHIA SMET

Smet, a portfolio manager at Capital Group, and his wife Cynthia concentrate on K-12 education in Los Angeles, but give to other interests in L.A. and beyond.

CODY J. SMITH

Smith, an avid mountain climber, supports the environment, education and youth, and arts and culture. 

DONALD AND PAULA SMITH

Mainly focused on backing libertarian and conservative policy work, but has also supported criminal justice reform and local nonprofits in New York City.

RANDALL AND BARBARA SMITH

Funding areas include health, arts and culture, education and youth, Jewish causes, and the Florida community. 

ROBERT F. SMITH

Engineer-turned-investor Smith has given millions for education, entrepreneurship, human rights, black causes, and diversity in STEM, including a $50 million gift to alma mater Cornell.

JONATHAN SOBEL AND MARCIA DUNN

Former partner at Goldman Sachs, now principal of Ford Financial Fund. Funding interests: arts and culture, education and youth, health/human services, Jewish causes. 

ROBERT AND KAREN SOBEL

The Sobels support education and youth, Jewish causes and health. New York City is an important site of giving.

ALAN AND TERRY SPOON

The investor and former president of the Washington Post Co. and his wife Terri fund education and youth, Jewish causes, and arts and culture. They live in the Boston area and support several local organizations.

GEORGE SOROS

No matter how much money he gives away, Soros keeps getting richer, so even bigger giving—on top of $10 billion so far—lies ahead to advance his open society ideals. 

AARON SOSNICK

A hedge funder with ties in both New York and Los Angeles, who gives to a wide array of causes in both cities. 

MARTIN AND TONI SOSNOFF

The founder of investment advisory Atalanta Sosnoff Capital concentrates his giving in the northeast, with particular focus on arts at Bard College, as well as other arts, health and animal-related causes.

MARC AND DIANE SPILKER

The investment manager runs a foundation with his wife, with interests that include education, health and other causes. Funds mostly go to New York City organizations.

E. ROE AND PENNY STAMPS IV

The Stamps' philanthropy is led by their active support for higher education, including a high-profile scholarship program.

ARTHUR AND LOIS STAINMAN

Funding areas include human services, humanitarian and human rights causes, arts and culture, and education and youth. 

ROBERT AND GILLIAN STEEL

Former Goldman Sachs honcho is heavily involved in policy and with wife Gillian supports education and youth causes. 

MICHAEL AND JUDY STEINHARDT

Through several charitable vehicles, Steinhardt and his wife support Jewish causes, education, health, arts & culture, and the New York community.

AARON AND BETTY LEE STERN

The Tiger Management executive and his wife collect international ceramic art, and fund education and youth, arts and culture, and antipoverty causes.  

THOMAS AND DENISE STERN

The couple focuses on interests close to them in the Northeast. One area of interest is education. Another is health, where diabetes has hit the family personally.

WALTER P. STERN

Stern's giving concentrates on the Northeast, particularly the New York area. Interests include policy and global, Jewish causes, education and youth, arts and culture, health and human services. 

THOMAS STEYER AND KAT TAYLOR

After stepping away from investing, Steyer has been ramping up his giving. He and his wife Kat Taylor direct funding to those projects and institutions that promote environmental sustainability and entrepreneurship. 

HENRY AND ESTHER SWIECA

Mainly gives to nonprofits focused on Jewish heritage, particularly those engaged in education. 

GENE AND TRACY SYKES

The Sykes' philanthropy has a strong Los Angeles focus, including education, policy, and environment. Gene Sykes is CEO of LA 2024, seeking to bring the Olympic games to L.A.

ANDREW AND DOROTHY TANANBAUM

The Tananbaums don't appear to have a charitable vehicle, but they give toward Jewish causes and education. Dorothy serves on several boards and is active in the Jewish community in New York.

STEVEN AND LISA TANANBAUM

Founder, GoldenTree Asset Management. Funding areas include arts and culture, education, Jewish causes, health. 

RANJAN AND CHANDRIKA TANDON

Tandon and wife Chandrika Krishnamurthy made a $100 million gift to NYU engineering, among other big support for education, wellness and spirituality, global development and the Indian community.

KAT TAYLOR

This progressive bank CEO has given big to environmental and sustainable energy causes, poverty and community efforts, and food and sustainable agriculture.   

DAVID TEPPER

Believes in giving large sums of his money to the "have nots," especially when it comes to advancing educational opportunity.

CARL AND MARILYNN THOMA

The managing partner of Thoma Bravo and his wife support arts and educational institutions, often in the Chicago area. They are avid art collectors and use their collection to promote visual art. 

KEVIN TONER AND YODON THONDEN

Toner (Aresteia Capital cofounder) and Thonden (Isdell Foundation Executive Director) support environmental programs, global development in Tibet, and the arts. 

JOHN AND MARREE TOWNSEND

John and Marree Townsend support work for education and youth, arts and culture, religious, environmental and historical, and health and human services.

BYRON AND TINA TROTT

Alum of Goldman Sachs, founder of BDT Capital Partners. Funding areas include education and youth, health, arts and culture, Chicago community.

KENNETH AND KATHLEEN TROPIN

Founder, Graham Capital Management. Funding areas: human services and antipoverty, youth, education, health, environment.

THOMAS AND DIANE TUFT

With wife Diane, this former Goldman Sachs and Lazard exec is particularly focused on the arts, health, youth and education. 

TIMOTHY AND SHARON UBBEN

Founder of Lincoln Capital Management. Funding interests include education and youth, arts/media, San Francisco community.

LEE AND CYNTHIA KING VANCE

Goldman Sachs alum Vance and his wife, Cynthia, who has extensive professional background in education, focus on a variety of education and community causes in the New York area.  

DAVID AND SUSAN VINIAR

The Viniars give to colleges, but youth, health, arts and culture, and the New York City area are also on their radar.

JEFFREY AND PENNY VINIK

Vinik and his wife Penny have given widely in health, education and other causes, but is lately focusing a bit more on Florida-based causes and organizations.

VINCENT AND TERESA VIOLA

Funding areas include education, religious causes, health, and the Florida community.

BARRY AND TERI VOLPERT

The Crestview Partners founder and his wife Teri are strong supporters of education, youth, and Jewish causes, with more modest grants to the arts.

MIKE AND LISA VRANOS

Founder of Ellington Management Group. Funding interests include education and youth, health, human services, global.

HERBERT AND CHARLOTTE WAGNER

Alum of Baupost Group, founder of Finepoint Capital. Funding areas: education and youth, arts and culture, health and human services, global, Boston community.

PETER AND AMY WAGNER

Areas of interest include education and youth, Bay Area community, global, and religious causes.

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER III

Funding areas include education and youth, arts and culture, human services, and religious causes. The city of St. Louis a major focus.

ARTUR WALTHER

The retired Goldman Sachs partner has pursued interests in architecture, design and photography, and funds arts organizations in the U.S. and Germany.  

SANFORD AND JOAN WEILL

Medical research and medical education has been a huge focus, but he and his wife Joan are also big patrons of classical music.

JOHN AND AMY WEINBERG

The Weinbergs fund work for education and youth, health, the environment, and arts and culture.

PETER AND DEBORAH WEINBERG

The former Goldman Sachs partner and his wife Deborah put most of their philanthropy toward education, youth, and health research.

J. FRED WEINTZ JR.

Former partner at Goldman Sachs. Funding areas include education, environment, human services and  health.

GEORGE AND PATRICIA WELLDE

Public service education and professional programs are a major interest of this Goldman Sachs alum.

ERIC WEPSIC

Funding areas include the environment, education, health, and STEM education.

MARTIN AND LOIS WHITMAN

Founder of predecessor firms to Third Avenue Funds and J.J. Whitman. Funding areas include education and youth, policy and global, Jewish causes, health.

JON AND ABBY WINKELRIED

Jon and Abby Winkelried fund education and youth, Jewish causes, health, human services, and arts and culture.

ROBERT WILSON

Before he passed away, he was focused on education, poverty, the environment, and wildlife protection.

GARY AND KAREN WINNICK

The L.A.-based investor concentrates much of his support on Los Angeles programs and institutions, with interests in education and literacy, health research, arts and culture, animal welfare and Jewish causes.

DANNY ONG AND STEPHANIE YEE

Danny Ong Lee, his wife Stephanie, and family move philanthropy through the Ong Family Foundation, backing social services, education, medicine and healthcare, arts and culture, and asian community issues.

BRIAN D. YOUNG

Funding interests include education and religious causes.

CHARLES AND MERRYL SNOW ZEGAR

Bloomberg billionaire gives to a wide range of causes, including education, the arts, Jewish life, poverty, and more.

JACQUELYN AND GREGORY ZEHNER

The former Goldman Sachs partner is a trailblazer for women's causes, and with husband Greg, also a Goldman alum, backs social change media and religious initiatives. 

JAMES AND VIVIAN ZELTER

Funding areas include education and youth, and the New York City community.

STEVE AND JANET ZIDE

The Zides are major supporters of Boston University. Other funding has gone to education and youth. Theater is an interest. 

JEFFREY AND MARY ZIENTS

The couple supports their alma maters and other educational institutions. They're active in global development, particularly in the countries of southern Africa; Mary was born in South Africa.

DANIEL AND LESLIE ZIFF

Ziff and his wife have given a lot to the performing arts, particularly dance, but also back conservation groups and other institutions in New York City. 

DIRK AND NATASHA ZIFF

Ziff has made substantial contributions to New York-based organizations, environmental causes, and substance abuse organizations. Martha's Vineyard is another keen interest. 

ROBERT ZIFF

Ziff has donated to his alma maters, but also to New York-based organizations and environment groups. 

STUART AND JENNIFER ZIMMER

The Zimmers' giving focuses on the Northeast, with an emphasis on Jewish organizations.

NANCY ZIMMERMAN AND ANDREI SHLEIFER

The founder of Bracebridge Capital hedge fund and her economist husband fund education and youth, health, and Jewish causes. 

ROY J. ZUCKERBERG

Former Goldman Sachs partner directs philanthropy with wife Barbara and children, supporting health research, Jewish causes, arts, education and more.

GARY AND MARIE ROSE ZWERLING

Former Goldman Sachs partner. Funding areas include Education, Jewish causes, health.