While Marc Spilker is no longer president of Apollo Global Management—a firm whose billionaire founders we've written about before—he's still active in finance, and is currently chairing Chiron Investment Management. Like his former Apollo Global colleagues, Spilker is also active in philanthropy, and helms the Marc & Diane Spilker Foundation, which recently posted more than $10.6 million in assets and gave away around $2.3 million.
Spilker was born and raised in Long Island and graduated from Wharton; Diane is also a Wharton alum. In 2012, the Spilkers, along with Apollo Global co-founder Marc Rowan, gave $11 million to establish the Wharton Public Policy Initiative. In 2013, the Marc & Diane Spilker Foundation gave a series of grants totaling more than $1 million to the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund.
Apart from this work, most of the couple's philanthropy concerns New York City. They've given steadily to Hewitt School, a private girls day school in Manhattan. Diane serves on the board of Hewitt School. They support Harlem Village Academies, the recipient of a $100,000 grant in 2014. And they've given to the Gateway Schools, Student Sponsor Partners, Harlem RBI, Say Yes to Education, and American International Education Foundation (AIEF) in Pasadena, California, a nonprofit that "brings together the world's finest students with the U.S. educational system." They made a large $225,000 grant to AIEF in 2013.
Another area of interest is health. Recent support has gone to Kids of NYU Langone Foundation, American Red Cross, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Partners in Health, and Mount Sinai Medical Center, where Spilker has served on the board of several departments and institutes.
The Marc & Diane Spilker Foundation also supports Jewish causes. The foundation has given to Central Synagogue in New York, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and UJA Federation of New York. The foundation supported an exhibition titled "Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American" and underwrote a documentary called Anti-Semitism In The 21st Century: The Resurgence, which aired on PBS. Spilker was also a co-producer of the 2005 film Romance and Cigarettes.
The foundation has also supported general New York City community outfits, including Ronald McDonald House of New York, High Line, and the Robin Hood Foundation. Spilker is on the board of The New 42nd Street, Inc., a nonprofit that originally aimed to restore seven historic theaters on 42nd Street and also operates New 42nd Street Studios, The Duke on 42nd Street, and the New Victory Theater.
While it's unclear how much money waits in the wings—Spilker is only in his early 50s, and is likely to increase his giving down the line.
Related: Marc Spilker Profile