NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Tiger Global Management; Venture capitalist
FUNDING AREAS: Health & Human Services, Jewish Causes, Education & Youth, Arts & Culture
OVERVIEW: Lee Fixel and his wife Lauren move their philanthropy through the Laurel and Lee Fixel Family Foundation, which gave away about $2.5 million in a recent year. The Fixels are strong supporters of Michael J. Fox Foundation. Another interest is the arts.
BACKGROUND: Lee Fixel graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. He was an analyst at Alkeon Capital Management. He joined Tiger Global Management in 2006 and helped the company get into hot startups like Facebook and LinkedIn. Fixel is an investor in Flipkart, the Indian online commerce leader.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Fixel joined the leadership council of Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2009 and the board of directors in 2013; the couple steadily supports Michael J. Fox Foundation. Lauren is a group member of GOOD+ Foundation New York, which the couple supports; the outfit's primary goal is to provide low-income parents with "essential tools to maintain the health and safety of their children.
Other grantees include Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, American National Red Cross, and NY Presbyterian Fund.
JEWISH CAUSES: Grantees include UJA Federation and Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Supports has gone to Fixel's alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis.
ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees include Brooklyn Children's Museum and Art of Elysium, which empowers "artists and communities of need to join together and emotionally triumph over their circumstances through art."
LOOKING FORWARD: Fixel is only in his late 30s and very much engaged in business, so giving is likely to grow in the coming years. Away from New York, Lauren has ties to Florida, which may emerge as another region of interest.
Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation
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