Towerbrook: A Quick Look at an Investing Duo's Giving

 habitat humanity is a grantee of the towerbrook foundation. photo: Kathy Hutchins/shutterstock

habitat humanity is a grantee of the towerbrook foundation. photo: Kathy Hutchins/shutterstock

Neal Moszkowski and Ramez Sousou, co-founders of investment management firm Towerbrook Capital Partners in New York City and London, also serve as co-chairs of Towerbrook Foundation. Established in 2006, Towerbrook Foundation is steered by Moszkowski and Sousou, as well as other partners of the firm in order to support the communities in which they live in work.

Towerbrook works in areas like education, the arts, health and global causes. Amherst and Stanford graduate Moszkowski is a trustee of Uncommon Schools, which works in the Northeast and starts and manages urban public charter schools for low-income students. Towerbrook has also particularly focused on City Year, a national service group that "helps to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students' academic and social-emotional development." Other education grantees have included Columbia University, Riverdale Country School, and Williams College.

Goldman Sachs and Soros Fund alumnus Sousou, meanwhile, is on the board of Habitat for Humanity International, which Towerbrook Foundation's grantmaking supports. Sousou, who's based out of Towerbrook Capital's London headquarters, is also involved with U.S. Middle East Project and Brookings Foreign Policy Leadership Council.

Towerbrook has also supported places like the New-York Historical Society (Moszkowski sits on the board), Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In a recent tax year, Towerbrook Foundation gave away close to $670,000. 

Apart from Towerbrook Foundation, Neal Moszkowski and his wife Amanda also move philanthropy through the Moszkowski Family Foundation, supporting places like Columbia Prep, USC (Moszkowski is a member of the President’s Leadership Council) and McDonogh School, where Moszkowski is on the board of visitors and graduated from the Maryland-based school.

 Neal Moszkowski and Ramez Sousou are still very much engaged in business but perhaps their philanthropy will deepen down the line. Their giving through Towerbrook Foundation, moreover, could help guide these Co-CEO's more personal philanthropy, should that ramp up as well.