NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Townsquare Media; Centerbridge Partners L.P.
JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Education, Youth, Community, Arts, Israel
OVERVIEW: Steven Price and his wife Tina direct their giving through the Tina & Steven Price Charitable Foundation, which does not appear to accept unsolicited proposals. The couple is active in the New York area Jewish community and serves on several key boards including the UJA Federation and Hillel International.
BACKGROUND: Steven Price graduated from Brown University, and earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Price worked in M&A at Goldman Sachs before working as an attorney. He also worked at Centerbridge Partners, a private equity firm where he led the firm’s investment efforts in telecom, technology and media. In 2009, he founded Townsquare Media, a media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: The Prices are strongly involved with Hillel International, where Tina Price serves as a chair. Price and Tina have also supported Hillel at their respective alma maters Brown and Barnard. Additionally, Tina is a chair of the Israel on Campus Coalition. Other grantees have included American Israel Education Foundation; Yeshiva Ohavei Torah; BBYO, the "leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences"; Camp Szarvas, which hosts Jewish campers from twenty countries; and Mechon Hadar, a "NYC-area educational institution seeking to empower Jews to create & sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities."
COMMUNITY: Price is a director of UJA Federation of New York, which the couple strongly supports. Grantees have also included American Jewish Committee, Westchester Jewish Council, and World Union for Progressive Journalism. Another important grantee here is Met Council, which provides social services.
ARTS: The couple has supported the Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Yiddish Theatre, Commentary Magazine, and more. The Prices also helped fund a PBS program called Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals.
ISRAEL: The Prices have helped fund Israel Free Loan Association, Friends of Israel Defense Forces, and Machne Israel Development Fund, which "disburses critical sums toward the support of Chabad-Lubavitch centers," among others.
OTHER: The couple has supported Jewish religious institutions like Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as organizations that work for Jewish women, such as Project Kesher, whose aim is to "transform women's lives, restoring their Jewish identity and providing training in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Israel."
LOOKING FORWARD: Price is only in his 50s and very much engaged in business, but expect this couple to continue their steady philanthropy, particularly in the local Jewish community. For a complete look at this funder, read our Glitzy Giving Profile of Steven Price.
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The Tina & Steven Price Charitable Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
Tina & Steven Price Charitable Foundation
810 7th Ave., 7th Fl.
New York City, NY 10019