NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Mini-Circuits
JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Youth, Health (Disabilities) & Social Services, Education, Religious, Israel Advocacy
OVERVIEW: Harvey Kaylie and his wife Gloria move their philanthropy through The Harvey & Gloria Kaylie Foundation. The couple engages in social services work to support the Jewish community both in the United States and Israel. Some of this work includes creation of a camp for students of all abilities. The Kaylies also support Jewish educational and religious institutions. Most of the couple's philanthropy centers on the East Coast, as well as Israel. The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, according to a recent tax return.
BACKGROUND: Harvey Kaylie received a B.E.E. degree from City College of New York and a master’s in electronic engineering from New York University. Kaylie worked as an electronics manager for Airborne Instruments Laboratory, as well as an engineer at Dumont, Phillips and ITT. In 1969, he founded Brooklyn-headquartered Mini-Circuits, a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of RF, IF and microwave components and integrated modules.
FUNDING PROFILE: Harvey Kaylie and his wife Gloria strongly support OHEL Children's Home and Family Services, a social services organization which provides "culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers." The Kaylies provided seed capital for OHEL to open Camp Kaylie, an "integrated summer camp for kids of all abilities." Helping those with disabilities seems to be a strong interest of this family and Kaylie has spoken passionately about these issues before. The couple has also given funds to the Aleh Negev Foundation, which supports Aleh Negev, a rehabilitation village for disabled children and adults in southern Israel.
The Kaylies also support Jewish educational institutions. They've strongly supported Yeshiva University, and Yeshiva Har Torah. In terms of religious outfits, grantees have included Palm Beach Orthodox Synagogue, and Great Neck Synagogue. The family has also supported various Jewish Federations and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.
The couple also supports outfits that work for/in Israel. A big winner here is Ezrat Israel. They've also funded American Friends of Jaffa Institute, and Batya Friends of United Hatzalah. A common thread with much of this grantmaking is social services and health. The Kaylies have also supported Friends of the IDF IMPACT Program, which provides former Israeli combat soldiers with higher education opportunities.
LOOKING FORWARD: It's unclear how much money the Kaylies have waiting in the wings, but expect them to stick with their established interest areas.
The Harvey & Gloria Kaylie Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address: