Jack Wadsworth, W.L.S. Spencer Foundation


FUNDING AREAS: Education in San Francisco, contemporary art (particularly Asian art)

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PROFILE: Jack Wadsworth (formally John S. Wadsworth, Jr.) is chief investment officer for the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation. He is also a trustee for the California College of the Arts, where his bio reads:

Jack Wadsworth spent the first decades of his career with Morgan Stanley and was based in the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong. During his years with the company, he organized its first leveraged buyout fund and served as a member of the investment committee. He also initiated its high-tech IPO business with the Apple IPO.

Now he is founder and chairman of Manitou Ventures and Ceyuan Ventures; former director of Pixar Animation Studios and Shinsei Bank; and advisory director of Morgan Stanley and honorary chairman at Morgan Stanley, Asia.

The Wadsworths donate generously to numerous museums and educational institutions, many of which are dedicated to cultural exchange with Asia. He is CIO (and his wife is CEO) of the W. L. S. Spencer Foundation, which funds educational and creative cultural activities all over the world. He is vice-chairman of the Asia Society Board and trustee emeritus of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Foundation and Williams College.

Wadsworth holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.