Phillip T. Gross, Phillip and Elizabeth Gross Family Foundation

TITLE: Donor, Trustee, and Founder

FOCUS AREAS: Youth services, education, athletics for water and snow sports, cancer research

CONTACT: 75 Federal St., Ste. 1100, Boston, MA United States 02110-1911 

PROFILE: Phillip Gross is an investment banker and co-founder of Adage Capital Management. He previously was a partner, equity research director, and healthcare analyst at Harvard Management Company for over 18 years.

Gross’ Bloomberg Business profile shares:

Mr. Phillip Thomas Gross, also known as Phill, is a Co-Founder at Adage Capital Management, L.P. since 2001 and its Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. Prior to founding the firm, he was a Healthcare and Retail Analyst, Equity Research Director, and Partner at the Harvard Management Co., Inc. for 18 years. Mr. Gross has also been the Founder and Treasurer at Strategic Grant Partners. He is on the boards of UW Foundation and UW Foundation Investment Committee, Steve Hawk Center for Applied Securities Analysis Advisory, and Shelter, Inc. Strategic Advisory Council.

Gross’ LinkedIn profile elaborates to share:

Phill Gross is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Adage Capital Management L.P., a Boston-based money management firm. Adage manages assets primarily for endowment and foundation clients and is composed of a team of industry specific portfolio managers that use fundamental intra-industry investment approaches to achieve its investment objectives. Phill is also responsible for managing the healthcare portfolios at Adage.

Phill received his B.S. in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1982 and his M.S. in investments in 1983. He is a former member of the UW Foundation Board of Directors, and is currently a member of the Steve Hawk Center for Applied Securities Analysis Advisory Board and the Nicolas Center for Applied Corporate Finance Advisory Board at Wisconsin. Phill received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW Business School in 2006.

In the area of philanthropy, Phill is a founder and treasurer of Strategic Grant Partners (www.strategicgrantpartners.org), a consortium of family foundations that is working to affect systemic change in the areas of education and family services in Massachusetts. He is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Youth Enrichment Services (www.yeskids.org) a Boston-based agency that engages urban kids in outdoor activities such a skiing, hiking and track. Phill is also a member of the United States Skiing and Snowboard Association Board of Trustees and vice-chair of the their Investment Committee and is a member of the T2 Foundation Board of Directors (www.t2foundation.com).

Phill lives in Concord Massachusetts with his wife, Liz, and their four children – Kelly (21), Anna (20), Jessica (18) and Thomas (16).