NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: IDX, eScription
FUNDING AREAS: Policy & Civic Action, Education, Health, Jewish Causes
OVERVIEW: Paul Egerman and his wife Joanne move their philanthropy through the Paul and Joanne Egerman Family Charitable Foundation. The couple's giving focuses on select outfits in education, policy, and more. Egerman's board memberships include Democracy Alliance, and Joanne's include Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. The Egermans also support Jewish causes.
BACKGROUND: Paul Egerman received a B.S. in mathematics from MIT. He founded IDX, a worldwide supplier of administrative and financial solutions for healthcare organizations, and grew it from a start-up to a publicly held corporation with over 2,000 employees and more than $250 million in sales. Egerman also founded eScription, a company that provides dictation and transcription management and automatic speech recognition for the healthcare industry.
POLICY & CIVIC ACTION: Egerman serves as treasurer of the board of Democracy Alliance, a network of progressive donors. He has also been involved in several progressive political campaigns and served as finance chair for Elizabeth Warren. As well, one of the couple's sons has worked for the National Abortion Federation. In terms of philanthropy, the Egermans have supported Media Matters for America, Center for Effective Government, Center for American Progress, Freedom to Marry, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and Washington, and Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.
EDUCATION: The couple has supported Egerman's alma mater MIT, including its Hillel. Other grantees have included Hebrew College and Jewish Community Day School. The family also bankrolls the Yampol-Egerman Scholarship Fund at UC Davis, which is named in honor of Egerman ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century.
HEALTH: Grantees have included Accelerated Cure Project, NAMI, and Boston Medical Center, where Egerman sits on the board of trustees.
JEWISH CAUSES: The Egermans are also interested in supporting the Jewish community. Apart from education, they've also supported places like Combined Jewish Philanthropies; New Israel Fund, where Egerman sits on the board of directors; J Street, where Egerman sits on the board; JCC of Greater Boston; Temple Beth Elohim; and Keshet, "a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life."
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the couple's steady philanthropy to continue with their select interests. Perhaps their policy work will broaden in the coming years.
Paul and Joanne Egerman Family Charitable Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch but below is an address:
Paul and Joanne Egerman Family Charitable Foundation
77 Westcliff Rd.
Weston, MA 02493